Posts Tagged ‘award’

NIH issues “Follow that Cell” challenge, offering $500,000 in prizes

The NIH is challenging researchers to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000 for developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment. “Advances in cellular analysis promise earlier diagnosis and … Read More

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists; internal nominations due Oct. 17

OHSU has been invited to nominate a limited number of candidates for the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. This national competition rewards excellence by faculty members age 42 and younger in each of the following categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Each winner will receive an unrestricted cash prize of $250,000. Because OHSU is limited to one nomination per category, we are requesting that all interested candidates and their references submit an internal … Read More

School of Nursing’s Lyndsey Miller receives F31 award from the NINR

Lyndsey Miller, R.N., B.S.N., B.A., a Ph.D. candidate at the OHSU School of Nursing, has been selected as one of the eight Ph.D. students nationwide to receive an F31 award from the National Institute of Nursing Research for 2014. She joins a total of 51 students with active awards supported by NINR including SON Ph.D. candidate Julie Bidwell, the only other OHSU nursing student who is currently supported by a F31. “Receiving the F31 is a … Read More

School of Nursing’s Dr. Christopher Lee receives leadership award

Christopher Lee, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.H.A., an associate professor at the OHSU School of Nursing, has dedicated his career to improving the lives of patients with heart disease, the No. 1 killer for both men and women in the U.S. He was recently selected to receive the 2014 Nursing Leadership Award from the Heart Failure Society of America for his work with the HFSA’s Interdisciplinary Advocacy Committee and for research on improving outcomes of patients with heart … Read More

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., receives prestigious early-career award from AAAS

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., an assistant professor of cell and developmental biology in the OHSU School of Medicine and a member of the Knight Cancer Institute, is one of two recipients of the 2nd Annual Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Tyner received the award for research that simultaneously identifies cancer-causing mutations and drugs that target these mutations. Dr. Tyner’s award essay was published … Read More

OHSU awarded NIH grant to investigate Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

OHSU researchers have secured a National Institute of Health grant of up to $1.9 million to develop ways to find biomarkers within human cerebral spinal fluid that may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This award is part of a new nationwide initiative by the NIH aimed at exploring the diverse and newly categorized molecules called extracellular RNAs. While exRNAs are already thought to play a role in a variety of biological processes, as well … Read More

Congratulations! Ben Smith, Biosafety Specialist, wins National Poster Award

The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) hands out a National Poster Award at their annual meeting. This year, Ben Smith of OHSU’s Research Safety Team won the prestigious award for his contribution to Biosafety. Ben’s poster outlined a project to create an infectious agent alert wallet card for researchers and a question tree flow chart to assist medical professionals in the identification of a laboratory-acquired infection. This card improved communication between OHSU’s Research Safety Program, … Read More

Dennis McCarty, PhD, receives Lifetime Achievement Award

This month, Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, will be honored at the American Public Health Association’s 140th annual meeting with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section. The award is meant to recognize an individual who has had a long and distinguished career in the field and has provided a lifetime of significant contributions. Dr. McCarty’s career has focused … Read More

David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., receives prestigious vision research award

OHSU Casey Eye Institute researcher David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., is one of six scientists to receive the 2012 António Champalimaud Vision Award, the largest monetary prize for vision research in the world. Dr. Huang was recognized for his role in co-inventing an eye imaging tool called optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the 1990s. Since then, OCT has become the most commonly used imaging tool to test for conditions like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Watch this … Read More

Vilcek prize in biomedical sciences, applications due Aug 14

If you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, who’s 38 or younger and was born abroad, consider applying for the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Three scientists who have shown extraordinary promise will receive an unrestricted $35,000 cash prize. Applications are due August 14, 2012. For more information or to apply, visit www.vilcek.org.

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