Posts Tagged ‘junior faculty’

Internal deadline for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Cancer Research Grants is fast approaching

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Cancer Research Grants provide support to promising young investigators who are conducting scientific research that can be applied to improving the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies and cancer-related integrative medicine. OHSU has been asked to nominate two outstanding junior faculty members – one who is conducting mainstream or conventional research and one who is conducting complementary or integrative research. Detailed guidelines have been made for each category which can be found here. This award provides $75,000 … Read More

Michael Cohen, Ph.D., named Pew Scholar

Hot off last week’s Industry Spotlight comes more news about Michael Cohen: he has been named to the 2015 class of Pew Scholars. The Pew Scholars are selected each year by the Pew Charitable Trusts–the program supports the research of young investigators who demonstrate exceptional potential in biomedical research.  This important award reflects Cohen’s promise as a researcher and innovator. His research concerns how ADP-ribosyltransferases affect learning, memory, and other brain functions. He is engineering these … Read More

How should we balance the needs of senior and junior investigators?

The NIH wants to know. We all know that the U.S. biomedical workforce is in trouble: years of disinvestment at the national level has led to a challenging environment for younger scientists (and their older colleagues, for that matter). One proposed solution, implied by this week’s request for information from NIH, would be to create a new award mechanism for senior investigators who may want to transition out of the PI role. Is this a … 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

Winter Vollum Writing Class starts Jan. 7

The Vollum Writing Class 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

OCTRI Design Studio: Get feedback on your project from senior faculty

Are you submitting a Career Development K award? Or your first R01? A similar major grant? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute has an opportunity for basic and clinical scientists to present their research and get constructive feedback from OHSU scientists to improve their chances of success. The OCTRI Design Studio has helped many OHSU researchers improve their aims and identify important areas of improvement before submitting awards. The Design Studio has openings at … Read More

People Management for Principal Investigators, Nov. 14 and 15

Every principal investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding trainees and staff members. Juggling this endeavor with everything else the PI must do – writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs – can be challenging at best. This 1.5-day course, led by Jennifer Crosby-Meurisse and Rachel Dresbeck from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, will help you … Read More

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Scholar Award for early career scientists, Nov. 21

The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation’s Scholar Award program is designed to support early-stage investigators engaged in any area of biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. The award provides up to $100,000 per year for four years to faculty members who hold a M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree, and who are in their fifth to eighth year of a tenure-track position, with the aim of moving the … Read More

American Asthma Foundation seeking investigators outside the field of asthma

The American Asthma Foundation is looking to draw outstanding early- and mid-career scientists from other fields into the study of asthma. The Scholars Program is designed to achieve this goal by supporting highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. Most scholars will be studying asthma for the first time. Award: Up to $150,000 per year for up to three years. Deadline: February 4, 2015 Eligibility: Applicants should have an independent research program with … Read More

Winter deadlines for American Heart research grants and fellowships

The American Heart Association has announced its winter deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. All proposals and applications will be due either January 15th or 22nd, 2015. American Heart Association – Winter 2015 Funding Opportunities Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – $25,000 per year for one or two years to help students begin careers in cardiovascular or stroke related  research by providing research assistance and training. Research should be broadly related … Read More

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