It seems like it was just yesterday that the previous Effort Certification cycle came to a close. The end of yet another effort cycle occurs on December 31st. Get a jump on your effort tracking and reporting process by considering these upcoming RATE classes: Effort Certification – Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in CHH 3181 1B Examine not only the federal requirements that shape institutional policy but also details of OHSU’s Effort Certification procedure, including reporting frequency … Read More
Joe Gray, Ph.D., associate director of translational research for the Knight Cancer Institute and director of the Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, will join Knight Cancer Institute researcher Summer Gibbs, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, and Joseph Carroll, Ph.D., director of business development for the Knight Cancer Institute, to discuss how multi-institution, public-private partnerships are being developed and how they are advancing the research of complex biological systems. Tuesday, Nov. 11 7:30 p.m. … Read More
A new study recently published in Nature identifies a method for site-specific gene addition that may reduce adverse effects and lead to safe and more effective gene targeting. The study, conducted by researchers at Stanford and UCSF, was performed on mice with hemophilia B and demonstrated reduced bleeding in the mice and minimal side effects typically associated with other gene addition methods.
Recent advances in imaging technology allow researchers to capture snapshots of embryonic cells as they divide and migrate through development. But capturing an image of a growing embryo every 30 seconds or so, produces terabytes of data that is time consuming to analyze. A team led by HHMI, Janelia Group Leader, Philipp Keller, Ph.D., has created a piece of software that identifies and tracks dividing cells as quickly as high-speed microscopes can collect the images. … Read More
The “Dance your Ph.D.” contest challenges scientists around the world to explain their Ph.D. research without a PowerPoint or jargon–in fact, no talking at all. So if you’re tired of trying to explain what your Ph.D. research is about to friends and relatives, only to have their eyes glaze over, this contest may be for you! Winners of the 7th annual contest sponsored by Science, AAAS (publisher of Science), and HighWire Press, were announced November … Read More
Karl R. Koehler, Ph.D., will give a lecture titled “Modeling Inner Ear Organogenesis with Stem Cells,” sponsored by the Oregon Hearing Research Center. Dr. Koehler is a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His paper, “Generation of inner ear sensory epithelia from pluripotent stem cells in 3D culture,” was published in Nature in 2013. Friday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m., Vollum M1441. You can read more … Read More
Did you know that the NIH Common Fund was holding a video competition to commemorate its 10-year anniversary? Neither did we, but after seeing this Common Fund rap, we will definitely be going with the Common Fund.
Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More
A study released September 18 shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Researchers at OHSU and the Oregon Health Authority assessed whether policy changes associated with the Affordable Care Act changed the number of uninsured Oregonians. Support for the study was provided by the Oregon Health Authority and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network.
James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF: Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk? – 9/25
James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF, Air Force Medical Service and Director of the Air Force Trauma and Resuscitation Research Program, Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, will present his talk, “Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk?” on Thursday, Sept 25th, 4 p.m., Mackenzie Hall 3198. Dr. Ross is a translational science expert in trauma and hemorrhage. He joined the Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio in 2010 as a Senior Research Physiologist for … Read More