Posts Tagged ‘graduate students’

Register for OHSU’s Three-Minute Thesis competition by Apr. 26

Think you can describe your research to Tram travelers in the time it takes to reach the South Waterfront? Back by popular demand, OHSU Research Week 2016 is excited to host its fourth annual Three Minute Thesis Competition for graduate students on Wednesday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m in the OHSU Auditorium. The 3MT® is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills as students … Read More

Students and postdocs: We want your ugly data!

Do you have an unfortunate set of data? An image of an experiment gone terribly wrong? Perhaps a rather hideous figure? Turn in your ugly data for a chance to win a prize at Research Week! On Monday, May 2, day one of Research Week 2016, attendees will vote for the ugliest data during the poster session. You no doubt have some repulsive data in your notebooks or on your computer, and every field is bound to specialize in … Read More

Get ready for Research Week with these pre-event workshops

All OHSU researchers (especially students and trainees, but really everyone!) are invited to attend these skill-building seminars to help you prepare for giving an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week, May 2-6, 2016. How to make and present a poster Friday, Apr. 1 12 to 1 p.m. MRB 310 You’ve done the research, now you need to pull it together for you Research Week poster! This seminar will present key tips for creating and presenting … Read More

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

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