Posts Tagged ‘Doernbecher’

Friends of Doernbecher research grant applications due Feb. 6

Friends of Doernbecher, a volunteer organization that raises funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU, seeks proposals for pediatric-related research projects and programs. The grant program, which provides up to $175,000, is open to any employee of OHSU or Doernbecher proposing research related to children’s health. This includes, but is not limited to, OHSU and Doernbecher faculty, clinical and research staff, graduate students, medical students, fellows, and postdoctoral fellows. Grant applications are due February 6, … Read More

CureSearch Walk with “Grimm” star, Aug. 10

The Doernbecher Knights are hosting a team at the Portland CureSearch Walk with special guest and team member Sasha Roiz from NBC’s “Grimm.” The walk will take place at Sellwood River Front Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10. Registration is available online or at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. Proceeds from the walk will fund research to fight childhood cancer, some of which come directly back to OHSU Doernbecher’s Childhood Cancer … Read More

Doernbecher researchers first to grow transplantable liver stem cells in culture

“Liver stem cell therapy for humans is coming,” said Markus Grompe, M.D., director of the  Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute and co-author of a new Nature paper that describes how a team of researchers was able to successfully grow mouse liver stem cells in culture for the first time. The cells were then transplanted into a mouse model for liver disease, where they had a modest therapeutic effect. In the study, researchers used a modified version … Read More

2012-2013 Friends of Doernbecher grant recipients

For the past thirteen years, the Friends of Doernbecher have funded a grant program that awards $100,000 annually to Doernbecher faculty or staff to pursue research or develop projects and programs at the hospital. In many cases, this kind of initial funding provides seed money to get projects underway and provides a platform and track record, which will assist in securing longer-term funding from the NIH or other sources. Congratulations to the following recipients of … Read More

OHSU researchers: Do pacifiers really decrease breastfeeding rates?

In 2011, OHSU’s Mother-Baby Unit stopped routine distribution of pacifiers to breastfeeding newborns in accordance with recommendations by the Joint Commission and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Their goal was to increase the number of infants in the unit who were breastfed only and received no supplemental formula. What happened, though, was quite the opposite. When the no-pacifier policy was implemented, the percent of exclusively breastfed infants dropped from 79 to 68 percent. During the … Read More

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