Posts Tagged ‘graduate students’

Prep for Research Week 2016: How to write an abstract workshop, Feb. 26

Whether you’re clueless when it comes to writing an abstract, or an expert looking to refine your skills, join us for a skill development workshop about how to write and abstract in preparation for Research Week. The workshop will be led by David Jacoby, M.D., professor of medicine, and chief, pulmonary and critical care. Skill development workshop: How to write an abstract Friday, Feb. 26 12 to 1 p.m. Mackenzie Hall, 2201 This event is … Read More

Spring Vollum writing class starts Apr. 6

The Vollum Writing Class is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and 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 management Best practices for … Read More

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, Mar. 1

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers, and elements of a great training plan. This workshop is led by Johanna Colgrove, coordinator of the MD/PhD … Read More

Graduate student funding opportunity

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is inviting graduate students pursuing either a master’s or doctoral degree in Portland, Oregon to submit research proposals in topic areas related to chronic disorganization. Each year at ICD’s educational conference, grants are awarded to students in support of local university student projects. Grants will be offered to three student projects: two grants of approximately $500 each; one grant of $1000. All grantees must commit to participate in a panel presentation at which they … Read More

New fellowship opportunity for senior graduate students doing cancer research

The National Cancer Institute is seeking applications for the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00). This award is intended to facilitate the transition of talented graduate students to successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers. Award amounts and funding periods: NCI intends to commit $1.4M in FY 2016 to fund up to 30 awards. For the F99 phase, … Read More

Winter Vollum writing class starts Jan. 6

The Vollum Writing Class is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and 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 management Best practices for … Read More

OHSU Casey Eye Institute researchers shed light on retinal neural circuitry

Researchers from the Casey Eye Institute, graduate student Benjamin Murphy-Baum and co-investigator W. Rowland Taylor, Ph.D., have deciphered how neurons in the eye detect the orientation of objects in the visual field. The paper detailing their findings, “The synaptic and morphological basis of orientation selectivity in a polyaxonal amacrine cell of the rabbit retina,” was published in the Sept. 30, 2015, edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. Vision is a complex sensory system triggered by light energy … Read More

HHMI research fellowship for international pre-docs, internal deadline Oct. 17

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has invited OHSU to nominate one predoctoral student to the 2016 International Student Research Fellowships program. HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. Their fellowship is designed to support outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the U.S. who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies. HHMI will award three-year fellowships to international students to support years three, four, and … Read More

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, Oct. 5

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers, and elements of a great training plan. This workshop is led by Johanna Colgrove, M.D., Ph.D., program coordinator; … Read More

OHSU grad students to compete in statewide 3MT event May 16

During Research Week 2015, OHSU held its third annual Three Minute Thesis competition, where 16 graduate students rose to the challenge of presenting their thesis in 180 seconds with a single slide. Three students emerged victorious: First place:  Katie Lebold, “Imaging dysfunctional nerves in asthma” Second place: QiLiang Chen, “Shedding light on the pain in your brain” People’s Choice: Josh Kaplan, “A cerebellar contribution to alcohol intake” Not only did these students take home cash prizes and bragging … Read More

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