As of 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, FedEx has informed OHSU that they will be picking up early today due to the weather. This will cause the shipping department to discontinue services at 2 p.m. this afternoon. If you have an urgent package that needs to be shipped today, check with the shipping office at ext. 4-7380. Please visit the Staff News blog for continued winter weather updates.
The New York Times December 2 “Science” section featured the work of Lynn Sakai, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the Portland Shriners Research Center and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, OHSU. Dr. Sakai and her colleagues have been studying the use of fibrillin-1 levels–the protein associated with Marfan syndrome–as a blood test for aortic ruptures. Read the Times feature here.
The OHSU Gene Therapy Working Group and the Rare Disorders Research Consortium invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Gene Therapy Symposium, an afternoon event to showcase OHSU’s Gene Therapy research excellence. “Gene Therapy at OHSU” Thursday, November 21, 2013 2 to 6:30 p.m. The Joseph Vey Conference Center Featuring “Genes and Non Coding RNAs as Therapeutics” by keynote speaker Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D., Dennis Farrey Family Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Stanford … Read More
Find out about all of the latest happenings in Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) at OHSU in the quarterly newsletter. Highlights include: The Guide to Technology Transfer and Business Development – A handy online document outlining how our office can assist you. Important patent law changes – What is happening with the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case and how does that relate to patents at OHSU? How to fast track your … Read More
Maybe we should all be enjoying our jobs more and worrying about them less. Check this out from Radhika Nagpal, Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. She has some interesting insights into how to prioritize, manage your time, say no–and have fun.
Do you have a notebook full of promising ideas that didn’t turn out as you expected? F1000 is looking for papers reporting negative or null results, and they will waive publication fees for such manuscripts until August 1. So your negative results will cost you nothing. Read the blog post linked above for the details and the coupon code.
The V Foundation for Cancer Research has invited OHSU to submit applications for two of their research programs this cycle: The V Foundation Translational Myelodysplastic Syndromes Research Project Offers up to $400,000 over two years in support of a translational research project on Myelodysplastic Syndromes as it relates to people with or at risk for cancer. Deadlines Internal deadline: May 17, 2013 Letter of Intent: May 31, 2013 Full application (by invitation only): June 19, … Read More
Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D.–director of the ONPRC and Senior Scientist–has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils. This body advises the director of the NIH on research opportunities, policy, public health concerns, and other strategic priorities for the NIH. Dr. Haigwood will serve through October 2015. Dr. Haigwood is the fifth Director of ONPRC and will contribute deep knowledge of the vital role that NIH-sponsored research resources play in creating the … Read More
Most of you probably know about the Integrity Office. We are the ones you have to go through if you are doing any human subjects or animal research; genetic research; or when you need to fill out a conflict of interest form. Did you know that the Integrity Office encompasses much more than that? You have probably interacted with our office and didn’t even know it. Find something poorly labeled and smelly in your lab? … Read More
To kick off this year’s Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, British journalist Tim Radford explains what science writing is–and isn’t. This contest is open only to UK and Republic of Ireland scientists and fellow travelers, but we should all be celebrating their efforts at making science thrilling and accessible.