Posts Tagged ‘neuroscience’

OHSU Vollum Institute researchers receive prestigious NIH awards

This morning, the NIH announced the 2013 recipients of its prestigious, High Risk-High Reward Research Awards—two of which were given to investigators at OHSU’s Vollum Institute. Vollum faculty members Gail Mandel, Ph.D., John Adelman, Ph.D., and Paul Brehm, Ph.D., along with Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., from the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences, received one of 10 Transformational Research Awards, meant to promote interdisciplinary research that could potentially change existing paradigms. The focus of their project, “Site-directed … Read More

Pilot funding from Oregon Alzheimer Disease Center, LOIs due Oct. 15

The Oregon Alzheimer Disease Center (OADC) seeks applications for its pilot project program, which provides $25,000 to $30,000 to promote basic or clinical biomedical, translational, epidemiological, caregiving, educational or behavioral research on Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and normal brain aging. The funding is intended for the development of preliminary data for future applications for independent research support. This award is ideal for postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty, but may also be awarded to more senior … Read More

OHSU awarded NIH grant to investigate Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

OHSU researchers have secured a National Institute of Health grant of up to $1.9 million to develop ways to find biomarkers within human cerebral spinal fluid that may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This award is part of a new nationwide initiative by the NIH aimed at exploring the diverse and newly categorized molecules called extracellular RNAs. While exRNAs are already thought to play a role in a variety of biological processes, as well … Read More

Neuroscience Graduate Program celebrates 20 years

A little over 20 years ago, Thomas Soderling, Ph.D., then a professor at Vanderbilt Medical School and an HHMI Investigator, moved across the country to become part of OHSU’s Vollum Institute. He was impressed by the caliber of research at the Vollum, but was surprised to find no Ph.D. program in neuroscience. After facing pushback from some department chairs, Dr. Soderling launched the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) in 1992 with the help of Richard Goodman, … Read More

14th annual “Brain Awareness Season” lecture series kicks off Monday, Feb. 25

The OHSU Brain Institute is sponsoring its 14th annual Brain Awareness Season lecture series, one of the most popular neuroscience lecture series in the nation. This year’s series will include lectures on secrets to healthy aging, the subconscious mind, the cutting-edge science of how we see inside the brain, and a fascinating first-person look at nature versus nurture through the prism of neuroscience. All lectures will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newmark … Read More

Upcoming Neuroscience Graduate Program thesis defenses

You’re invited to attend the following Neuroscience Graduate Program thesis defenses. All events are held in the Vollum Institute room M1441. Zev Einhorn “Rabconnectin3a promotes stable activity of the H+-pump on synaptic vesicles in hair cells” Friday, November 9, 2012 2:00pm Mentor: Teresa Nicolson, Ph.D. Isabelle Baconguis “Structural plasticity and dynamic selectivity of acid sensing ion channel toxin complexes” Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 p.m. Jeffrey Hubbard “Two spatially and temporally distinct sources of calcium … Read More

Monica Parker, MD: Increasing minority participation in research, June 1

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is excited to host Monica Parker, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology from the Emory School of Medicine on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. in room B60 on the eighth floor of the University Hospital. Dr. Parker’s talk, “Meaningful Engagement: Increasing Minority Participation in Research in an Academic Health Center,” will address recruitment strategies to increase minority participation in neurologic research. For … Read More

Behavioral Neuroscience hosts speaker Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D., May 21

The Department of Behavioral Neuroscience continues its Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series this spring with visiting scientist Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences UCLA Integrative Center for Learning & Memory. Dr. Fanselow will be discussing, “Neural Circuits that put Fear into Context,” which will explore the nature and function of fear, in particular, how fear is learned and how memories of that fear are stored in … Read More

Fourth Annual Jungers Center Symposium, May 8

The Fourth Annual Jungers Center Symposium, “New Imaging Technologies, New Insights Into the Brain,” will be taking place from 9 a..m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the Doernbecher Vey Auditorium. This year’s speakers include: Jeff Lichtman, M.D., professor of molecular and cellular biology from Harvard University on “Using Connectomics to Reveal Circuit Motifs” Tim Holy, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology from Washington University in St. Louis on “Getting a … Read More

NIDA’s Nora Volkow, MD, gives talk with OHSU faculty, April 26

The OHSU Brain Institute will be hosting a forum focused on “Exploring the horizon of addiction research and treatment.” Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) will be presenting along with our very own Dennis McCarty, PhD, professor, Public Health & Preventative Medicine, and William Hoffman, MD, PhD, associate professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry. This forum will be held in the OHSU Auditorium on Thursday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. … Read More

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