Posts Tagged ‘basic science’

K12 career development opportunity for a clinician-scientist in women’s health research

The BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) K12 program announces a special funding opportunity for junior research faculty with a clinical doctorate degree or equivalent. Potential clinically prepared applicants can propose research across the full spectrum of research activities including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral, and applied research. OCTRI anticipates one opening for a K12 scholar in Winter of 2014. Deadline for applications is … Read More

Knight Cancer and Cell & Developmental Biology seminar series merge

The Knight Cancer Institute Seminar Series has merged with the Cell & Developmental Biology Seminar Series to form a new Basic & Translational Sciences Seminar Series, sponsored by both the Knight Cancer Institute and CBD. Upcoming speakers in September: September 10 at 4 p.m. in room UHS 8B60 – Klaus H. Kaestner, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine September 24 at 4 p.m. in room UHS 8B60 – Aykut Uren, M.D., Georgetown University Medical … Read More

Pew Scholar Program for junior faculty; internal applications due June 28

The Pew Charitable Trust has invited OHSU to sponsor a single candidate for their Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. This prestigious opportunity provides $60,000 in support per year for four years to assistant professors with outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The funds may be used, at the discretion of the Pew Scholar, for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel; however, no more than $10,000 of the annual award may … Read More

Junior faculty: Basic research support in aging from Ellison Medical Foundation

The Ellison Medical Foundation has invited OHSU to nominate two junior faculty members who show outstanding promise in basic biology of age-related diseases and disabilities for the New Scholar Award in Aging. This award will provide new research faculty with up to $100,000 per year during the critical first few years of their independent research career. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: structural biology, molecular genetics, studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to … Read More

OHSU study advances understanding of TDP-43 protein in ALS

A new study by researchers at the OHSU School of Dentistry advances our understanding of how a protein, TDP-43, impacts gene expression in neurodegenerative diseases like ALS. The researchers altered levels of TDP-43 in fruit flies to directly compare too much versus too little of the protein. Using massively parallel sequencing, they found that loss of TDP-43 results in widespread gene activation and altered splicing. Over expression resulted in decreased gene expression–a finding contrary to … Read More

Updated: V Scholars in cancer research, internal applications due June 15

Updated 6/7/12: The criteria for this funding opportunity have changed to include the acceptance of proposals for translational research projects. Therefore, we are extending the internal deadline to next Friday, June 15. ————————————————— OHSU has been invited by the V Foundation to apply for their V Scholar Program, an opportunity for young, talented cancer researchers to gain support in their development into successful, independent investigators. The two-year, $200,000 grant will provide funds directly to young scientists … Read More

Center for Women’s Health research grant, applications due July 6

$125,000 Unrestricted Grant for Women’s Health Researchers The OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving is now accepting submissions for a specific 2012 Women’s Health Research Funding Opportunity. Circle of Giving funding is intended to support new or established investigators interested in developing innovative directions in women’s health research. Applications will be accepted from OHSU faculty at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The Circle expects to award $125,000 to support … Read More

OHSU researchers discover role of glial cells in regulating neuron development

OHSU researchers Jessica Martin, Ph.D., Alexandra Brown, and Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator and associate professor of integrative biosciences in the School of Dentistry, have discovered the importance of glial cells in regulating the growth of brainstem neurons. Until now, glial cells had been thought to play a peripheral role in regulating the neurons that control blood pressure and breathing. This new research, published in Neuroscience, shows that glial cells actually play a significant … Read More

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