Posts Tagged ‘Bioinformatics’

Michael Chiang recognized for contributions to medical informatics

Michael Chiang, M.D., will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics on November 5 during the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. ACMI is an honorary College of elected informatics fellows from the United States and abroad selected for significant and sustained contributions to the field. Chiang is Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU and is vice chair in the Department of Ophthalmology. He also leads … Read More

Motor neurons aren’t the only site for restoring locomotive function

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is the most common adult onset motor neuron disease for which there is no cure or treatment that significantly extends life. ALS causes the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles and is characterized by gradually worsening weakness, loss of motor function and, when the individual can no longer breathe, death. The only FDA-approved drug used to treat ALS prolongs on average the lifetime of a patient by two to three months. A feature in neurodegenerative diseases, including about 90 percent … Read More

Five innovative education projects awarded mini-grants

Members of the School of Medicine community embrace “outside the box” thinking when it comes to advancing the education mission. In order to spur this inventiveness, five projects designed to generate and support innovation within the school’s educational programs have been awarded mini-grants. Faculty members, trainees, and staff in the school submitted 18 project ideas in response to the call for proposals earlier this year. The funded projects were chosen for their originality, feasibility, impact, sustainability, and … Read More

New bioinformatics services for all OHSU investigators available

Fee-for-service bioinformatics support, focused on next-generation sequencing, became available to all OHSU investigators on July 1, 2017. This interim bioinformatics service will provide additional capacity and will complement the existing Oregon National Primate Research Center bioinformatics service core, which is primarily dedicated to ONPRC investigators, as well as the bioinformatics services provided for Knight Cardiovascular Institute Epigenetics Consortium members. Investigators will have two new tiers of bioinformatics service available to them: (1) flat-fee based QA/QC … Read More

Upcoming OCTRI classes and presentation

Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute hosts classes and presentations for the OHSU research community. Next on the calendar are Epic for Research and Excel for Research. Epic for Research This class will cover a range of features in Epic, from identifying potential subjects to obtaining data for analysis. Panelists will discuss how Epic can support your research project. Monday, Dec. 5 12 to 1p.m. OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium Thursday, Feb. 23 12 to 1 … Read More

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