Posts Tagged ‘clinical research’

Proposed changes to “Common Rule” now open for comment

In September of this year, the Department of Health and Human Services published proposed changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, most often referred to as the Common Rule. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is now open for public comment and includes a wide range of changes to the Common Rule with the goal of modernizing regulations to reflect current research conduct. Some of the proposed changes include: Requiring that (in … Read More

OHSU researchers discover how to speed, improve Alzheimer’s clinical trials

What if clinical trials for new Alzheimer’s disease treatments could be made quicker, more efficient and more accurate? Jeff Kaye, M.D., director of OHSU’s Layton Center for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, has found a way, using new technology to track the behaviors of patients. Kaye and his team of researchers determined that gathering and analyzing rich daily data points from trial participants significantly reduced the sample size required for clinical trials conducted to research … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Khaled Tolba, M.D.

Khaled Tolba, M.D., is an assistant professor of medical oncology, division of hematology-oncology and has been at OHSU since January. His research focuses on developmental therapeutics and early clinical trial development for lung, and head and neck cancer. In addition to helping facilitate access to the latest clinical trials, Tolba also cares for patients with these cancers, providing tailored treatments including immune therapy and molecular targeted therapies. Where are you from originally? I was born, raised, … 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

Clinical scientists: Free workshop on PCORI’s pragmatic clinical studies initiative

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is hosting a free one-day workshop on understanding their pragmatic clinical studies initiative. The main speaker will be Dr. David Hickam, program director of the Clinical Effectiveness Research program at PCORI and former OHSU professor. This workshop is specifically designed for experienced clinical investigators and will address: PCORI’s funding opportunities, letters of intent and application requirements. PCORI’s priority clinical areas and targeted research topics. Problems and questions that may arise … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D.

Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D., is a research associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at OHSU. Her research focus is on melanoma chemoprevention – developing agents that ameliorate the pathophysiological processes resulting from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I was at the University of Utah. I did my graduate and postdoc work there and then spent the last 15 years at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute. So, in total, … Read More

CRCN meeting tomorrow, July 1: eIRB Upgrade demo

Please join the Clinical Research Coordinator Network in a special IRB presentation on the new eIRB upgrade, Wednesday, July 1. This demonstration of the new eIRB system will include a presentation of the new processes for initial submissions, modifications and CRQs, and the new Reportable New Information (RNI) system. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and networking. CRCN Quarterly Meeting: eIRB Upgrade demo Wednesday, July 1 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mackenzie … Read More

Considering sex as a biological variable; new NIH requirement effective Jan. 2016

Women comprise slightly more than half of the population–and their representation is relatively well balanced in NIH-sponsored clinical research, where they now account for roughly half of all participants. But this shift has not occurred in the preclinical realm. Today, most NIH-sponsored animal studies are focused on males, and many investigators do not report on the sex of the subjects from whom cells are obtained for cell line work. This lack of balance may obscure … Read More

OCTRI Research Forum: Turning a proposal into a protocol, May 28

Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a monthly research forum that addresses all things clinical and translational research. Don’t miss May’s topic: Turning a proposal into a protocol Research proposal vs. a study protocol- what’s the difference?  Learn how to fine tune your research proposal and prepare a protocol ready to implement. Mary Samuels from the Clinical & Translational Research Center, and Bridget Adams, Investigator Support and Integration Services, will lead … Read More

OCTRI Research Forum: Special populations in research, Apr. 28

Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a monthly research forum that addresses all things clinical and translational research. Don’t miss April’s topic: Including special populations in your research Panel experts will discuss inclusiveness in recruiting participants for studies, including pediatric and geriatric populations, pregnant women, and persons with disabilities. Come learn about what you need to consider when recruiting from these and other special populations. Mary Samuels from the Clinical & … Read More

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