Posts Tagged ‘graduate students’

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

Funding Focus: Understanding Foundation Funding, May 21

Are you familiar with NIH funding but not sure where to start when it comes to foundations? Maybe you need seed funding for a new project or you’re planning a conference and could use help finding corporate sponsors. Join us for May’s Funding Focus seminar, Understanding Foundation Funding on: Thursday, May 21 12 to 1 p.m. Mackenzie Hall 2201 We’ll cover: Key differences between government and private funding How to target your research proposal to a specific … Read More

Summer Vollum writing class starts July 1

The Vollum Writing Class is a 6-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. 3

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 lead by Johanna Colgrove, M.D., Ph.D., program coordinator; Jerry … Read More

Upcoming Research Week skill development workshops: Abstracts, Data Visualization, and More!

All OHSU researchers (especially 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 4-8, 2015. How to Write an Abstract Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 12 to 1 p.m., OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium Prepare for Research Week by attending this lunchtime workshop on “How to Write an Abstract,” presented by Allison Fryer, Ph.D., associate dean for Graduate Studies in the … Read More

NRSA Stipends Set for 2015

The new levels for stipends, tuition, institutional allowances, and other relevant budget items have now been updated for all Ruth L. Kirschstein (NRSA) and T32 (and other institutional training) awards. See the full notice here.

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

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