Gene therapy holds the promise of curing many diseases—but this promise has been thwarted by the steep technical challenge of delivering new genes into cells. One potential solution to this challenge is to use adeno-associated virus (AAV), which is an ideal vector because it does not cause disease in humans. Despite AAV’s many advantages, however, currently available AAV vectors can be used only in limited cases because engineering the viral capsid, or shell, has been … Read More
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Check out the Technology Transfer & Business Development 2014 first quarter Newsletter. In this issue, we discuss: Business Development Updates – Hear about the Business Development Research Consortia and how our second annual Startup Symposium was a great success United States Legislation Update – Keep up-to-date on “the Innovation Act” and “the Transfer Act of 2013” and how it might affect you TTBD Patent Evaluation Process – Learn more about our patent evaluation process along with the requirements to … Read More
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is now accepting applications for Pilot Project funding. The purpose of these $50,000 awards is to cultivate outstanding translational cancer research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data leading to peer-reviewed, national funding. This mechanism is intended to support clinical, basic, or population-based research that is cancer focused. Scientific excellence will be the key review element for all applications. Interdisciplinary research, in which investigators from disparate scientific areas collaborate to … Read More
Joseph Needoba, Ph.D., an assistant professor in OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health is currently in Antarctica teaching students about the impact humans have on marine life, and what this means for the future health of our oceans and planet. Needoba is one of 17 educators and specialists on the Students On Ice Antarctic Expedition. View a recent interview with Dr. Needoba on the Students on Ice Blog to learn more.
We’re re-posting the following from the School of Medicine News. The School of Medicine has six faculty members who are now certified in the brand new medical subspecialty of clinical informatics. The intersection of health care reform and information technology advances are driving the establishment of this new clinical subspeciality. “The new subspecialty is a recognition of the importance that data and information play in health care,” said William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of … Read More
Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatry and assistant scientist at the OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2013, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-stage independent scientists. Dr. Fair received the award for his work on mapping and trying to better understand brain development in children with ADHD and autism. He is one of 102 researchers … Read More
We’re re-posting the following announcement from EdNews. The School of Medicine is making significant progress on the M.D. Curriculum Transformation Initiative. This is a critical time for teachers to become familiar with the first 18 months of the draft curriculum template. All faculty, students and staff are warmly invited to any of three information sessions the Dean’s office is hosting in the coming weeks: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7 a.m., OHSU Hospital Auditorium 8B60 | Add … Read More
Last week, OCHIN, Inc. was awarded nearly $7 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to establish itself as part of PCORI’s new Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., DPhil, OCHIN’s research director and an associate professor in OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine, is principal investigator on the project. “By collaborating across the nation we hope to provide results that will inform policy and improve patient and population health outcomes,” Dr. DeVoe said. “This opportunity with … Read More
The Oregon Bioscience Association is holding an informational workshop on Small Business Innovation Research Awards, more commonly referred to as SBIR’s, and other forms of government grant funding. This is a great event for any aspiring scientific entrepreneur. This workshop will cover the broadest spectrum of federal programs, including SBIR/STTR programs for the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency, with an emphasis on the National Institutes of Health. David H. Farrell, … Read More
The New York Times December 2 “Science” section featured the work of Lynn Sakai, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the Portland Shriners Research Center and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, OHSU. Dr. Sakai and her colleagues have been studying the use of fibrillin-1 levels–the protein associated with Marfan syndrome–as a blood test for aortic ruptures. Read the Times feature here.