Posts Tagged ‘OHSU faculty’

Who’s new at OHSU? Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D.

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU and a research biologist with the Portland VA Health Care System. Her research focuses on the neurodevelopmental effects of alcohol on the developing brain, specifically looking at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Where are you from originally? I’m from northern Italy and also where I was educated. I got my degree at the University of Pavia just south of Milan. This … Read More

Announcing Data Science forums for OHSU researchers

Do you have an opinion about the future of data science or research informatics at OHSU? If so, this is your chance to provide input for OHSU’s new data science initiative. OHSU will be investing in clinical and research informatics in the next several years, and the institution wants to hear from you about what is needed to succeed. You’re invited to attend a series of three, 90-minute forums across campus to solicit input from … Read More

OHSU Presidential Bridge Funding applications due Dec. 31

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has released its call for proposals for the FY16 winter OHSU Presidential Bridge Funding Program. Bridge funding is available for established investigators threatened by an imminent lapse in research support. Investigators can request up to $50,000 in funding for one year to help bridge them while they generate data to restore funding. Up to 6 awards will be made this funding cycle. Awards will be made only to OHSU … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Khaled Tolba, M.D.

Khaled Tolba, M.D., is an assistant professor of medical oncology, division of hematology-oncology and has been at OHSU since January. His research focuses on developmental therapeutics and early clinical trial development for lung, and head and neck cancer. In addition to helping facilitate access to the latest clinical trials, Tolba also cares for patients with these cancers, providing tailored treatments including immune therapy and molecular targeted therapies. Where are you from originally? I was born, raised, … Read More

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

Who’s new at OHSU? Kathleen Humphries, Ph.D.

Kathleen Humphries, Ph.D., recently joined OHSU as director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and associate director for research and academic affairs at the Institute on Development & Disability (IDD). Her research focus includes nutrition behavioral interventions for persons with disabilities and their support teams as well as health and developmental outcomes related to food habits and nutrition. Where are you from and where did you study? I’m from Ohio originally, but … Read More

OHSU researchers receive NIH BRAIN initiative funding

Haining Zhong, Ph.D.,  and Tianyi Mao, Ph.D., assistant scientists with OHSU’s Vollum Institute, were awarded a grant as part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The grant given to OHSU — an award totaling $1,156,556 over three years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the NIH — will allow the investigators to further explore their research in neuromodulation, a key mode of chemical communication between neurons in the brain. … Read More

In case you missed it: Updates from the Knight Cancer Institute

Testing the impact of reference pricing on cancer care More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the U.S. each year as a routine cancer-prevention service, but did you know that the price for this procedure can vary by more than tenfold within a metropolitan area? David Lieberman, M.D., discusses the impact of reference pricing for colonoscopy services in a commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine. Find out more on Knight News. MicroRNA as an early … Read More

Eric Gouaux to Receive 2016 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award from the Biophysical Society

Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Vollum Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, will receive the 2016 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award from the Biophysical Society. The award recognizes outstanding investigators who make a significant contribution to the field of membrane protein research. Gouaux was selected for his work on the atomic structure of neurotransmitter transporters and ion channels that has revolutionized our understanding of the molecules underlying synaptic transmission in the brain. Gouaux will accept this award at … Read More

Clinical scientists: Free workshop on PCORI’s pragmatic clinical studies initiative

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is hosting a free one-day workshop on understanding their pragmatic clinical studies initiative. The main speaker will be Dr. David Hickam, program director of the Clinical Effectiveness Research program at PCORI and former OHSU professor. This workshop is specifically designed for experienced clinical investigators and will address: PCORI’s funding opportunities, letters of intent and application requirements. PCORI’s priority clinical areas and targeted research topics. Problems and questions that may arise … Read More

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