As institution with both a Primate Center and a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), we’ve been closely following the proposed dissolution of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and creation of a new center, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Last week, the NIH released a statement called, “Separating Fact & Fiction: News about the Proposed National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.” The statement addresses an article in the New York Times … Read More
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The OHSU Library is pleased to announce the online publication of the FDA Drug Approval Documents Collection. This collection contains review documents that led to the publication of the article “Selective publication of antidepressant trials and its influence on apparent efficacy” by OHSU’s Erick Turner, MD. As stated in Dr. Turner’s article, “Evidence-based medicine is valuable to the extent that the evidence base is complete and unbiased. Selective publication of clinical trials–and the outcomes within … Read More
OHSU’s Medical Breakthroughs is a monthly talk show hosted by Portland journalists at KINK FM’s Bing Lounge. This series, which started earlier this fall, gives OHSU researchers an informal setting where they can share their cutting-edge work with the public. Archived videos are available online. Past sessions include: September 9, 2010 Girl Power: How your daughter’s nutrition affects future generations Dr. Kent Thornburg, director of OHSU’s Heart Research Center, discusses fascinating new research that shows … Read More
Research at the Casey Eye Institute was recently highlighted in several national news sources, including the New York Times. The articles focused on an upcoming clinical trial involving embryonic stem cells as a potential treatment for macular degeneration. The New York Times times references OHSU Associate Professor Peter J. Francis, MD, PhD, in its discussion of the trial, saying that, “the eye is a good place to test stem cell therapy because it is accessible. … Read More
OHSU has hired Joe Gray, Ph.D., a scientist who Brian Druker, M.D., director of the Knight Cancer Institute, has likened to the Michael Jordan of cancer research. Dr. Gray comes to OHSU from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he co-leads the Stand Up to Cancer’s “Breast Cancer Dream Team.” He is known internationally for developing tests that map genetic material in cancer cells and for using computer models to predict how treatments will work … Read More
Can’t get enough research news? OHSU’s Jim Newman is blogging for OregonLive.com, the online companion to the Oregonian. He’s already posted about Oregon’s MRI Connection and Thanksgiving at the Primate Center. Keep an eye out for future blog posts, by bookmarking OHSU’s Higher Education News page.
If you plan on sneaking into the lab over Labor Day weekend, keep in mind that you may be affected by construction at Richard Jones Hall. Even if you don’t work in Richard Jones Hall, you may be affected: the project managers expect that the courtyard between Richard Jones Hall, Mackenzie Hall, and the Vollum will be closed over Labor Day weekend to accommodate the giant cranes that will be moving system components on the … Read More
On June 22, AHRQ released a notice (NOT-HS-10-018) to announce a new special emphasis: grants focused on health risk assessments (HA) in primary care settings. AHRQ’s goal is to use HA to improve the delivery of preventive care, and to improve communication between patients and clinicians. Specifically, AHRQ will be funding grant applications that prose research in the following areas: The prediction of risk using HAs in the general adult, adolescent, and pediatric primary care … Read More
Make a note on your calendars – Research Grants and Contracts (RGC), OHSU’s pre-award office, will be closed Thursday, June 24, and Friday, June 25, so that staff may participate in the NIH Regional Seminar. Mail and front desk service will not be impacted. RGC will return to its normal operating hours Monday, June 28.
Good news from the Casey Eye Institute… The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has announced that James T. Rosenbaum, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute, OHSU will be the 2011 winner of the Friedenwald Award. Dr. Rosenbaum has joint appointments in Medicine and Cell Biology. He will be honored for his contribution to understanding and treating inflammation within the eye known as uveitis, a leading cause of blindness. ARVO’s … Read More