Posts Tagged ‘graduate students’

Teams sought for Brain Start-up Challenge

The Heritage Provider Network, National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Advancing Innovation have teamed up to search for commercially viable brain-related inventions important to public health. Teams will have an opportunity to develop a business plan for a brain-related invention and launch a start-up. The challenge is intended to accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency brain-related inventions, spur economic growth, and provide universities with a platform to further develop their entrepreneurship-learning portfolio. Teams must … Read More

Tech Transfer office accepting internship applications

OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development interns provide a valuable service by assisting with technology development and the transition of technology from laboratory to market for the benefit of the public. In return, interns gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied in a wide range of professions. Past interns have gone on to pursue careers in technology transfer, patent law, and startup development. TTBD is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year … Read More

Essay contest for students and fellows from the Lasker Foundation

The Lasker Foundation seeks original, 1000-word essays from students and fellows that discuss innovative ways to build support and ensure funding for medical research. First prize is $10,000 and a trip to New York to meet the 2014 Lasker Award Winners. Second and third prize winners will receive $5,000 and $2,000, respectively.  Who is eligible: Medical school students and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical research; graduate students in public health programs; or graduate … Read More

Summer Vollum Writing Program starts July 9

The Vollum Writing Program is a 6-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure; Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage; Strategies for revising; Dealing with writer’s block and time … Read More

Did you miss OHSU’s Three Minute Thesis Competition?

During Research Week 2014, OHSU held its second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition for graduate students. 3MT® is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia that is intended to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Below, view recordings of OHSU’s 2014 3MT winners. Recordings of all participants are available here. Audience choice Asia Mitchell – Non-Random Chromosome Loss in Cancer   Second place Danielle Williamson – Protons, pH and the Proprotein Convertases   First place … Read More

OHSU’s Andrew Fowler wins statewide Three Minute Thesis competition

Andrew Fowler, a Ph.D. student in the Center for Spoken Language Understanding at OHSU, won Oregon’s first statewide Three Minute Thesis competition for his presentation, “Efficient Typing with a Brain Computer Interface.” The competition took place at Portland State University on Saturday, May 17. 3MT® is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills as students explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but … Read More

OHSU Research Week oral and poster presentation award winners

Below is a list of students who were recognized for exceptional oral or poster presentations at the OHSU Research Week reception on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Student presenters were evaluated on hypothesis, research approach, impact, layout/use of media, and presentation skills. The top 15 percent of presenters were selected for an award. Oral presentation winners receive a $150 cash prize and poster presentation winners receive a $75 cash prize. Special thanks to all of our volunteer judges … Read More

Quantitative biology symposium: Working at the interface of biology and physics, May 20

The Galbraith Lab invites OHSU researchers to a one-day quantitative biology symposium on working at the interface of biology and physics. Highlights include scientific talks, lunch with the speakers, and an afternoon data slam for postdocs and students. Speakers include: Dyche Mullins (HHMI, UCSF); Jim Bear (HHMI, UNC); Dan Fletcher (Berkeley); Kludoud Jaqaman (UTSW); Joe Gray (OHSU); D.A. Ta (OHSU); and Peter Barr-Gillespie (OHSU). Registration is required, but the event is free to attend. Funding for … Read More

Financial planning & retirement seminar for grad students and postdocs, May 15

Are you curious about how to save for retirement when paid on a stipend? OHSU Women in Science and the Research in Progress Seminar Series (RiPPS) invite you to a seminar on financial planning and retirement with Ron Barry, Ph.D., C.F.P. This seminar is specifically designed for students and postdocs. Financial planning and retirement seminar Thursday, May 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Vollum M1441

Research Week Tuesday: Dr. Jeff Lichtman; networking night; and more

Tuesday’s Research Week lineup is brought to you by the OHSU Graduate Student Organization. Featured events include a keynote lecture by Jeff Lichtman, M.D., Ph.D.; three career development panels; an Ugly Data Contest; and a networking reception with 20+ OHSU Ph.D. alumni. Tuesday schedule All events take place in the Old Library Building unless otherwise noted. Follow the links below to view abstracts of scientific presentations: 9:30 a.m. Oral presentations: Biomedical imaging across the spectrum; … Read More

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