Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

OHSU study calls attention to health care disparities experienced by autistic adults

A recently published study, headed by Christina Nicolaidis, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine, found a significant difference between the reported quality of health care experienced by autistic adults and non-autistic adults. Overall, autistic adults were less likely to utilize preventative services, and reported a greater number of unmet health care needs as well as a higher use of the emergency department. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, surveyed 209 autistic adults and 228 non-autistic … Read More

OHSU researchers link increased protein production in nerve cells to hypertension

School of Dentistry researchers in collaboration from researchers from the School of Medicine’s Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physiology & Pharmacology published a study in The Journal of Neuroscience Research that is the first to link blood pressure with the production and secretion of a protein in nerve cells known as BDNF, or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor. It appears that pressure-sensitive nerve cell production of BDNF increases substantially during hypertension, which suggests that this research has serious implications for the … Read More

Unique opportunity to collaborate with NIH scientists on translational projects

Updated 12/5/12: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) has been released. This fall, the NIH will be issuing a request for proposals from teams of extramural (non-NIH) and internal NIH investigators to conduct collaborative translational research projects. To facilitate collaborations between basic scientists and clinical investigators, NIH has created a website that includes a searchable database of intramural investigators, as was as information about resources available at the NIH Clinical Center. … Read More

Tomasz Beer, M.D., to join Dream Team for prostate cancer research

OHSU researcher and Knight Cancer Institute Deputy Director Tomasz Beer, M.D., has been selected to participate in a prestigious, six-person Dream Team to fight advanced-stage prostate cancer. Funding for this collaborative initiative is provided by Stand Up to Cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Beer will be working with researchers from four University of California campuses–San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Crus, and Davis–as well as the University of … Read More

$125 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight to support cardiovascular research at OHSU

This afternoon, OHSU announced a $125 million gift from Nike co-founder and Chairman Phil Knight and his wife Penny that will establish a new cardiovascular institute at OHSU. This is the Knights’ second landmark gift to OHSU–in 2008 they gave $100 million to fund the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute–and the largest in OHSU history. Under the leadership of Albert Starr, M.D., co-inventor of the world’s first successful heart valve, and Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., an innovator … Read More

National SBIR/STTR conference comes to Portland, Nov. 13-15

The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the 2012 National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference at the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center in Portland from November 13 to 15. This conference will provide critical information to researchers and small businesses competing for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts, which amount to approximately $2.5 billion annually.  SBIR and STTR are competitive federal government programs … Read More

Mouse model developed at OHSU leads to breakthrough in malaria research

In 2007, OHSU’s Markus Grompe, M.D., and collaborators, developed an animal model for studying a human-specific parasite that causes malaria. Just recently, this mouse model was used by investigators at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute to gain a better understanding of how proteins are expressed in the liver during infection. Their research was published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The technology was licensed to Yecuris Corporation back in 2007, a biotech company founded by … Read More

New partnership between OHSU and The Vancouver Clinic

OHSU’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) and The Vancouver Clinic, are pleased to announce collaboration between the two institutions to facilitate research studies.  The collaboration is intended to enhance the ability to perform clinical research activities supported by a variety of funding sources (e.g., NIH, industry). Processes at both institutions, including IRB review, access to costing information, and access to patients for recruitment, have been streamlined to allow efficient access better serve to patient’s … Read More

OHSU renews contract for Evidence-based Practice Center, adds new partners

For the past 15 years, The Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center has been reviewing and composing the latest scientific literature to support evidence-based decision making by clinicians and consumers with the overall goal of improving health care in the U.S. OHSU has just been awarded its fourth consecutive federal contract to support our practice center, which is one of only 11 in the country. But with this new federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contract … Read More

Getting started with SciVal Experts: Find researchers for a funding opportunity

Here’s the final video in our five-week series of Getting to Know SciVal Experts. In this video, learn how to find potential collaborators for a funding opportunity by conducting a full text search in SciVal Experts. Learn more about SciVal Experts, or watch other videos in the series.

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