If you’ve recently logged into NIH Commons looking for updates, you may have noticed a new Just-in-Time link appearing in your account. This link is a reminder that there have been changes to the business processes for JIT information—changes that will shift our thinking and practice around JIT. Basically, this link appears for ALL applications 24 hours after the priority score is released, regardless of score or likelihood of funding. (That is one change.) However, … Read More
Faculty and staff working in the Medical Research Building (MRB) should be aware that Facilities & Logistics has scheduled maintenance on the west staiwell to take place between May 9th and June 1st. Work on this spruce-up project will begin at 4 p.m. each day. Visit OHSU’s Facilities and Logistics blog to learn more.
“Millions suffer from acute or chronic pain every year and the effects of pain exact a tremendous cost on our country” –The American Academy of Pain Medicine Pain Awareness and Investigation Network (PAIN) DAY Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12 to 6 p.m. Vey Conference Center, 11th Floor Doernbecher Children’s Hospital PAIN Day draws attention to acute and chronic pain as significant medical problems that impact individuals, families and the larger community. The occasion brings together … Read More
Recent research from Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of integrative biosciences in the School of Dentistry, and published in Neuroscience, makes advances in Rett syndrome—a neurological disorder affecting one in 10,000 baby girls. The research team found that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is essential for development and plasticity of nerve cells but that it appears to be missing in those with Rett syndrome neuronal mutations. Intriguingly, these mutant neurons don’t produce enough BDNF in … Read More
Jeong won Park, D.D.S., Ph.D., is the featured speaker in the School of Dentistry Seminars series. He will be speaking on “My research experience and experiments at OHSU School of Dentistry.” Topics include residual stresses of dental composites and developing antibacterial composites containing bioactive gases. Dr. Park is a visiting research scholar to the OHSU Department of Restorative Dentistry Division of Biomaterials and biomechanics and is Associate Professor of Yonsei University, School of Dentistry, Department … Read More
Exciting news: Oregon Health & Science University welcomes Kenton Gregory, M.D., and his fifteen-member research team. He and his group have joined OHSU to establish a new independent research entity: the Center for Regenerative Medicine. At the Center, Dr. Gregory and his team will build on their pioneering basic science discoveries and innovative applications. Dr. Gregory is noted particularly for his novel bandages and wound dressings, which are used by military personnel, civilian first responders … Read More
Reposted from the OHSU Neuroscience Graduate Program blog (requires OHSU log-in) Recently, Kateri Spinelli, a PhD student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, posted her research on things you can do with a science PhD besides the traditional postdoc pathway. She’s given us permission to repost her findings here, including lots of links below the fold. Thanks, Kateri! Wahoo I’m almost done! Now what? By Kateri Spinelli Over the past year or so, I’ve done a … Read More
Monday, August 15 is your last chance to register for the 7th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), a conference to be hosted by OHSU, September 18–21, 2011. This international conference will feature researchers from OHSU and around the world, all of whom concentrate on discoveries related to developmental programming. Participants can expect to receive updates on traditional areas in the field and also to receive information on newly emerging areas, … Read More
The August 31 deadline for compliance with OHSU’s Repository Policy is fast approaching. The IRB will be holding drop-in sessions to help researchers learn more about compliance with the policy. Bring questions about your project and work directly with an IRB analyst meet the requirements. There will be computers available to log in to the eIRB system. IRB Analyst Drop-in Sessions Fridays: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 Last session is on Tuesday, August 30 … Read More
If you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 38 or younger, who was born abroad, consider applying for the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. One scientist will receive a $25,000 cash prize, and four finalists will receive $5,000 each. Applications are due August 14, 2011. For more information or to apply, visit www.vilcek.org.