Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D., appointed to NIH Council of Councils

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

Integrity Week at OHSU, May 6-10

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

New deadline: Center for Diversity & Inclusion seeks nominees for awards

Updated 3/21: The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, April 5. OHSU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion seeks nominees for several 2013 Diversity & Inclusion awards, including an Outstanding Research Award. The Outstanding Research Award recognizes completed or ongoing research work that has contributed substantially to the literature and to the field, focusing on health disparities among underserved populations, social determinants of health, issues of diversity among varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, ageism, … Read More

Steam downtime postponed for research, academic buildings

Updated 3/11: As you may have already heard, the steam downtime scheduled for Saturday, March 9 was abruptly canceled. Facilities people arriving to begin steam repairs were diverted to the hospital firewatch duty mandated late Friday by the state fire marshal. Read more. Updated 2/27: The steam downtime originally scheduled for this Saturday, March 2, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9 because the necessary parts for steam repair have been delayed in transit by … Read More

What makes great science writing?

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.

Linguistic and Cultural Advancement Class for Non-Native English Speakers

Are you a non-native English speaker interested in improving your English skills and receiving coaching on handling cross-cultural interactions in the workplace? If so, you’re invited to attend four sessions of “Linguistic Advancement for Non-Native English Speakers.” Classes will provide a supportive environment to improve your language structure, pragmatic skills and conversational confidence. This is meant to be a fun and interactive series with lots of opportunities for you to ask questions about language and … Read More

Reminder: $500 prize for Postdoc Paper of the Year, submissions due Dec. 31

Submissions for the School of Medicine Alumni Association Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award are due by December 31, 2012. This award aims to acknowledge and reward quality laboratory research conducted by School of Medicine postdoctoral fellows. A $500 prize will be awarded to the individual whose paper is selected. The winner will present his or her paper at the annual OHSU Research Week in May 2013. Entrants whose papers are selected as finalists must … Read More

Kulesz-Martin Lab members show their holiday spirit

It must be December! Snow is falling on Marquam Hill and the Kulesz-Martin Lab in Baird Hall is all decked out for the holidays. Toni West, a research volunteer, and Aletha Lesch, lab manager and research assistant, used old pipette racks, pipette tips, eppendorf tubes, PCR tubes and packing materials to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas tree. Does your lab have any fun holiday traditions? Send us photos if you have them!

Researchers: Help test our new funding database to receive a gift card

We’re looking for researchers to help us test our new and improved OHSU Funding Database. Participants will receive an OHSU café gift card! Testing should only take about an hour. Contact funding@ohsu.edu for more information.

The Mayan Apocalypse and Your Research

Our friends in Canada explain how the impending apocalypse — also known as the Mayan Doomsday, or MaD — will affect your ability to recruit participants, as well as what happens to survival curves. They also weigh in on the possibility of zombie repopulation.  MaD is bad.

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