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OHSU Researchers: Core Pilot Funds now available

The OHSU University Shared Resources program and the Senior Vice President for Research Office are soliciting grant applications for the USR Core Pilot Fund Grants program. Individual award amounts will vary depending on projected expenses in the proposed core and will be based on need. An upper limit of $10,000 is set for pilot awards utilizing higher-cost core resources and services, although applications of lower amounts may receive priority. The full award must be used in the … Read More

Vollum Science Writing Class begins September 27

The Vollum Writing Class is a professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for writing … Read More

Research advocacy update: Owen McCarty represents Oregon at the American Heart Association You’re the Cure event

Owen McCarty, Ph.D.,FAHA, represented Oregon in a Washington D.C. research advocacy event in July. He joined a group of 330 advocates who met with 284 legislative offices as part of the 2017 American Heart Association You’re the Cure on the Hill. The team from Oregon included two patient advocates, Jane Staniford and Kellie Hill (pictured), as well as the Oregon AHA Director of Government Relations & Affairs, Christina Bodamer (left). They had a chance to meet with … Read More

Researchers: Contribute to the future of the OHSU Website

OHSU research community: you are invited to an open meeting for OHSU community members with an interest in improving lab pages on the OHSU website. The Website Platform Replacement project (WSPR) is creating an opportunity to improve key functionality. OHSU Digital Strategy would like to hear from people about their hopes and dreams for OHSU lab pages. While they cannot promise that every idea will be implemented, they want to understand how lab pages could be better so any modifications … Read More

New OHSU Notice of Privacy Practices: Implications for Researchers

Do you work with human subjects? You may need to do some spring cleaning. The OHSU Notice of Privacy Practices has been updated recently to reflect OHSU’s commitment to providing inclusive patient care and to comply with applicable state and federal civil rights laws (Section 1557). It’s important that your subjects receive this information. If you work with research participants, you should recycle outdated, printed versions of the notice and replace them with the new 2017 versions. Also, if … Read More

Reminder: Funding Focus – Finding Funding 101, March 21

Join us tomorrow for March’s Funding Focus seminar on the basics of finding funding for your research. We’ll be discussing internal, foundation, NIH, and non-NIH, federal funding. Explore various online search tools and learn how to tailor your search to best align with your research goals. You’ll walk away with new skills to start mapping a strategic funding plan. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC), room 124 Funding Focus is … Read More

AHRQ seeking science on treatment-resistant depression

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is looking more closely at why some patients diagnosed with depression don’t respond to treatment. Currently, there is scant data on the prevalence of treatment-resistant depression, and a thorough review of the research that exists hasn’t been conducted. So AHRQ is embarking on a review of both ongoing and published studies of treatment-resistant depression. Specifically, they’re looking at how the condition is defined, what populations have been studied, … Read More

Jeanette Mladenovic to retire as executive vice president and provost, OHSU

Jeanette Mladenovic, M.D., M.B.A., M.A.C.P. will retire at the end of 2016. She has served as OHSU’s executive vice president and provost since 2011. During Mladenovic’s five-year tenure, she has presided over a major realignment of the university. She was recruited to OHSU to help the university plan and construct the Collaborative Life Sciences Building and move OHSU to an interprofessional model of education. She established OHSU as a leader in this arena, removing significant structural obstacles … Read More

NRSA postdoc stipend increases go into effect, supplemental funding available

Effective Dec. 1, 2016, postdoctoral trainees supported by Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards may receive increased stipends. This change applies to currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of the effective date and is distinct from a projected cost of living adjustment in FY 2017. If you have an NRSA (F32), you can request supplemental funding to cover the cost of these increases using the Parent Announcement for … Read More

NCI seeking novel insights on infectious agents associated with cancer

It is well established that certain infectious agents play a role in cancer in humans. Worldwide, infections are linked to over %15 of cancers with much higher numbers in developing countries. The translational potential for this area of research is significant and may lead to new therapies and interventions. In order to support discoveries that could lead to better diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancers, the National Cancer Institute is seeking input from the biomedical community with research … Read More

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