Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

NIH-funded core facilities – future directions and OHSU’s model

As you know, Sally Rockey has stepped down from her position at NIH where she steered the Office of Extramural Research for five years. During Rockey’s tenure, she launched a blog, “Rock  Talk,” that lent transparency to NIH decision making and allowed the research community to voice their opinions. In her last few Rock Talk postings, Rockey shared some insights and updates on current NIH priorities and resources including a discussion on NIH-supported core facilities. … Read More

First year of EXITO pilot project program, letter of intent due Oct. 15

Background: Portland State University and OHSU received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2013 to serve as a center for innovation and to help undergraduates, including those from diverse backgrounds, be successful in health research careers. The grant fell under NIH’s BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) initiative, a set of experimental training awards designed to learn how to attract students from diverse backgrounds into the biomedical research workforce and encourage them … 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

NIH student loan repayment program for up to $35,000 annually

The NIH is accepting applications for its annual Extramural Loan Repayment Program. If you’re a health professional pursuing a career in biomedical, behavioral, social or clinical research, and plan to commit at least two years to research, you may be eligible for up to $35,000 per year. The program is divided into five subdivisions: Clinical Research Pediatric Research Health Disparities Research Clinical Researchers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Contraception and Infertility Research Applications accepted from Sept. 1 … Read More

NIH seeks input on 5-year strategic plan

The National Institutes of Health is inviting comments and suggestions on a framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan. In response to a request from Congress, NIH is developing a comprehensive 5-year Strategic Plan with input from senior leadership and staff from all 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs). NIH is also calling for contributions from the research community on the proposed framework that identifies priority areas of research and a set of principles to guide the NIH over … Read More

NIMHD seeks input on training in health disparities science

The diversity of the U.S. population presents great opportunity but also great challenges. Many populations in America – whether defined by race, ethnicity, immigrant status, disability, sex, gender, or geography – experience higher rates of certain diseases and more deaths and suffering from them compared with the general population. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities leads scientific research to improve the health of these underserved populations. To that end, NIMHD is working to develop … Read More

NIH wants your input on new child health program

The NIH is looking for input to help shape its funding priorities for new programming focused on environmental and pediatric health. If you were part of the now discontinued National Children’s Study (NCS), your feedback may be of particular interest. Moving forward, the NIH wants to leverage and expand on existing cohorts established under the NCS to address new research questions related to Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The focus will be on … Read More

OHSU researchers Peter Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli featured in NIH Director’s Blog

NIH director, Francis Collins, posted a blog entry this week showcasing the work of Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology in the OHSU School of Medicine and associate vice president for basic research at OHSU. The post provided a snapshot of Barr-Gillespie’s research and also featured an image of sensory hair cells captured by Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D., at the time a student in Barr-Gillespie’s lab.   You may recall the image from a previous post announcing … Read More

Considering sex as a biological variable; new NIH requirement effective Jan. 2016

Women comprise slightly more than half of the population–and their representation is relatively well balanced in NIH-sponsored clinical research, where they now account for roughly half of all participants. But this shift has not occurred in the preclinical realm. Today, most NIH-sponsored animal studies are focused on males, and many investigators do not report on the sex of the subjects from whom cells are obtained for cell line work. This lack of balance may obscure … Read More

NRSA Application Workshop: Technical Components, June 30

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; Jerry … Read More

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