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  1. Thanks for sharing

  2. I congratulate you at OHSU University.

  3. This kind of discovery can change the world as we know it! I’m so proud of OHSU for leading the way.

  4. Very interesting research. I wonder how this relates to increased stroke risk for women taking hormones (birth control and hormone replacement therapy). Or for that matter that women who get lots of migraines (frequently associated with estrogen and cycles) are more prone to strokes.

  5. @Jenny: Thanks for bringing this up—the use of the words “sex” and “gender” is always important to think about. In this case we’re referring to sex as a biological variable, specifically in the context of preclinical research and NIH definitions and guidelines. This document explains: https://orwh.od.nih.gov/resources/pdf/NOT-OD-15-102_Guidance.pdf

    The short version is, “‘Sex’ refers to biological differences between females and males, including chromosomes, sex organs, and endogenous hormonal profiles. ‘Gender’ refers to socially constructed and enacted roles and behaviors that occur in a historical and cultural context and vary across societies and over time.”

    It’s an important conversation and one we’re proud to participate in at OHSU. Thanks again.

  6. You may want to look into the title……………………………………. Possibly Gender Matters…….?

  7. Hi Brian,
    Thanks for asking! This class is focused on roles and responsibilities in research, particularly research administration at OHSU. I’d be glad to talk with you about any training you offer on research purchasing.
    – Margaret :)

  8. Margaret – Sounds like an amazing class…are you going to cover how to buy things for research labs? :) I could provide some reference material on purchasing…

    -another Trainer

  9. Excellent blog post. I certainly love this
    website. Keep writing!

  10. Congratulations to Jon and Team. Excited to see the results of the next steps in the research on this topic.

  11. Congrats Jon and Team, well done.

  12. I will be there!

  13. We are very sad to say that we don’t have t-shirts this year, due to cost containment. It’s sad!

  14. Do volunteers get a T-shirt? Research Week T-shirts are the best.

  15. We are lucky to have Dr. Brigande and his colleagues here at OHSU doing the very important work that they do! Thank you for highlighting this!

  16. I am glad to see students I have worked with at OHSU going on to great work in other labs.

  17. Sorry, the event organizers didn’t record it.

  18. The federal F&A rate is a completely separate process. We are in the process of negotiating that rate.

  19. Will OHSU be requesting an increase to their federally approved F&A rate for DHHS awards?

  20. Will this be recorded or the minutes/notes available for people that can’t attend this event?

  21. You can just enthusiastically show up at the door.

  22. Do we need to register for this lecture or just arrive enthusiastically at the door on the 24th of October? Really looking forward to this.

  23. Yes! You will be able to find the recording on our archive of Marquam Hill lectures.

  24. In response to inquiries about the new training requirement, please note: Those with NIH funded clinical trials will need to have completed the CITI GCP module by January 1.

  25. Let’s see if this helps. If you are writing a protocol that requires IRB review and you are not having any scientific review of it prior to submitting the protocol, then your protocol will get a scientific review before it goes to the IRB. This could apply to, for example, some kinds of student projects, projects that are funded out of department sources (rather than grant-funded projects), and so on. It wouldn’t apply if your protocols are funded with NIH grants, because your project would be getting a scientific review as part of the grant process. Does that make sense?

  26. There will be flyers eventually! We will make sure you get some.

  27. I don’t quite understand.

    If I’m reading this right, there will be a new scientific review screening of protocols going through the IRB, with hopes of speeding up the process and relieving some of that work from staff only charged with protecting human subjects?

    Also, I don’t understand the second paragraph regarding “…if your protocol was not otherwise externally peer-reviewed…they will be required to undergo internal scientific review by the new committee”.

  28. Will this be recorded at all? I’m interested but cannot get the time off from work unfortunately.

  29. Hi – is there a flyer available for this? I’m afraid we’re rather old school and post paper flyers on a bulletin board in our lab. :-) Thanks!

  30. You mention that metabolic stress may induce the cells to proliferate or change from one cell type to another. Do cells really change or is change manifested in resultant daughter cells? It seems that years ago I heard a speaker insist that cells do not actually change but rather daughter cells resulting from cell division can switch types relative to their parent cell.

  31. Elyse, specifically the rule says that employers could “reduce the amount of pay allocated to base salary (provided that the employee still earns at least the applicable hourly minimum wage) and add pay to account for overtime for hours worked over 40 in the workweek, to hold total weekly pay constant.” The full guidance is here: https://www.dol.gov/WHD/overtime/final2016/faq.htm See Question 9.

  32. You state that “The Department of Labor gives a number of options for compliance besides paying overtime: for example, salaries could be raised to surpass the threshold, comp time could be offered, or base pay could be reduced”. Can you provide references to the idea that pay could be reduced? I have only found the following options to comply with the new rules & regulations: (1) Raise salary and keep the employee exempt from overtime; (2) Pay overtime in addition to the employee’s current salary when necessary; or (3) Evaluate and realign hours and staff workload.

    Thanks.

  33. Until a system to keep track of postdoc researchers time is implemented, I don’t see how this will work. Right now leave time for postdocs is tracked 2 ways; 1) honor system, or 2) manually by division admins. I trust OHSU is working on a plan for this section of worker.

  34. As usual, an accurate portrayal of the situation, cleanly written. Thanks Rachel!

  35. Yes! Recordings of past Marquam Hill lectures are available here.

  36. Yikes, sounds terrifying. Are there any way to see these lectures after they’ve occurred or for non-students to see them?

  37. Unfortunately, we are not able to record this seminar.

  38. It looks like a great seminar! Unfortunately I cannot attend. Can you make the recording available perhaps? That would be great, perhaps for several of us.

  39. Will this talk be available online? I’m afraid I will be working during this time period.

  40. We’re not planning to record this, but we can come out to West Campus to do a similar presentation.

  41. Will this be streamed online for those who cannot attend in person? Or a recording posted later for viewing?

  42. Hi Amber – nope! all you need to do is show up.

  43. Will we need to register for this in Compass?

  44. I’d be curious to know what type of fat they were being fed.

  45. Can’t wait to read the results of this trial

  46. This is a fantastic technology for ophthalmologists !
    We use OCT angiography every day, in France.

  47. This is such important research for this patient population, in terms of quality of life. Thanks for this Kerri and also, for all you have done to advance research in this important area.

  48. Tumor monitoring in a drop of blood! Yes, it’s coming. The ability to monitor cancer non-invasively via a finger-prick (not multiple blood tubes) is an unprecedented breakthrough and will be driving the rapid uptake of precision medicine. This technological advancement by CirculoGene Theranostics will further harness tools for cfDNA NGS analysis, profiling circulating genome, and improving test turnaround time, accuracy and treatment outcomes.

  49. Postdocs, thanks so much for everything you do to make OHSU research successful. Your work is critical! We appreciate all that you do.

  50. Thanks for sharing Karen. Good info to have as we share our story with the larger community.

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