Posts Tagged ‘basic research’

OHSU’s Claudio Mello, Ph.D., and colleagues publish bird genomes

An international group of more than 200 scientists–including Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist Claudio Mello, Ph.D.–has released the genome of common birds for the first time. This work illuminates the evolution of birds, including details about how they developed song. The consortium is publishing 23 papers across multiple journals this week, including 8 papers in a Dec. 12 special issue of Science. The 48 bird species studied include the crow, duck, and eagle, as … Read More

OCTRI Design Studio: Get feedback on your project from senior faculty

Are you submitting a Career Development K award? Or your first R01? A similar major grant? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute has an opportunity for basic and clinical scientists to present their research and get constructive feedback from OHSU scientists to improve their chances of success. The OCTRI Design Studio has helped many OHSU researchers improve their aims and identify important areas of improvement before submitting awards. The Design Studio has openings at … Read More

DoD Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has a new funding opportunity available: the Extramural Medical Research program. This program must be for basic and applied research and must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge and understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution. Research and development funded through this program are intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian … Read More

Winter deadlines for American Heart research grants and fellowships

The American Heart Association has announced its winter deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. All proposals and applications will be due either January 15th or 22nd, 2015. American Heart Association – Winter 2015 Funding Opportunities Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – $25,000 per year for one or two years to help students begin careers in cardiovascular or stroke related  research by providing research assistance and training. Research should be broadly related … Read More

Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute’s Jay Nelson awarded vaccine adjuvant discovery contract

Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently  just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More

Mentored career development program in women’s health, applications due Nov. 3

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program has announced a mentored career development opportunity for OHSU junior faculty members interested in interdisciplinary women’s health research. Potential clinically prepared applicants can propose projects across the full spectrum of research including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral and applied science. In addition to salary support (75% FTE up to $95,000), and travel and research funds … Read More

RAIN is back from summer break

The Research Administration Information Network (RAIN) is back from its summer hiatus, with the latest announcements, updates, and news from research administration at OHSU. RAIN is a forum for research staff across the university who take part in aspects of research administration. At RAIN meetings, we deliver the latest information on NIH updates, award administration, learning opportunities, RDA staffing, and any other notable activity in research administration. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend either in person … Read More

Applications for American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants due Oct. 15

Research Scholar Grants are intended to provide support for investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. These grants provide up to $165,000 per year for up to four years and typically cover the costs of salaries, consumable supplies, and other miscellaneous items required to conduct the proposed research. This funding mechanism supports basic, preclinical, clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial, behavioral research, and research in palliative care and symptom management. Independent investigators within the first six years of … Read More

The American Society of Hematology recognizes Grover Bagby, M.D.

The American Society of Hematology will honor Grover C. Bagby Jr., M.D., with a 2014 Mentor Award at the 56th Annual ASH Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco for his sustained, outstanding commitment to the training and career development of early-career hematologists. Dr. Bagby, professor of medicine and molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine, and founding director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, will be presented with the award for his … Read More

Portland Alcohol Research Center pilot project research proposals due Sept. 5

The Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC) expects to fund pilot research projects in 2015 of up to $35,000 each. PARC is especially interested in encouraging investigators new to alcohol research to submit applications. Proposals will be funded based on scientific merit, relevance to center goals, and the likelihood that findings will lead to submission of an R-type grant application. Pilot proposals that focus on the neuroadaptation to ethanol exposure and those with relevance to behavioral … Read More

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