Posts Tagged ‘OHSU faculty’

OHSU faculty member Jennifer DeVoe to lead new PCORI-funded research network

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

Oregon Bioscience Association workshop on SBIRs, Dec. 13

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

OHSU & Shriners Faculty Member Lynn Sakai noted in the New York Times

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.

TTBD Brown Bag: How to make the Transfer of Materials (virtually) painless, Dec. 5

Do you want to learn how to complete mutual agreements for research collaborations? Do you want to make the process quicker, more efficient, and virtually painless? OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) will show you the various types of  research agreements to help you save time and effort. Come join this lunch time presentation on “How to make the transfer of materials (virtually) painless” on December 5, 2013 in Mackenzie Hall 2201, … Read More

OHSU faculty members Bradley Tebo, Ph.D., and Caroline Enns, Ph.D., named AAAS Fellows

Two OHSU faculty members, Bradley Tebo, Ph.D., and Caroline Enns, Ph.D., have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Drs. Tebo and Enns are among 388 newly-elected Fellows who were recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Dr. Tebo, associate director and professor at OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health and head of the Division of Enrionmental and Biomolecular Systems, was elected as an … Read More

Center for Women’s Health research grant, letter of intent due Jan. 3

The OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving is now accepting submissions for its 2014 Women’s Health Research Funding Opportunity. Circle of Giving funding is intended to support new or established investigators interested in developing innovative directions in women’s health research. Applications will be accepted from OHSU faculty at the rank of lecturer, assistant, associate or full professor. The Circle expects to award $125,000 to support one project for one year. This Circle of … Read More

OHSU faculty members receive Medical Research Foundation of Oregon awards

On Nov. 14, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon announced the recipients of its 2013 awards program, which included two OHSU faculty members: Eric Orwoll, M.D., and Jennifer DeVoe, M.D. Dr. Orwoll, professor of medicine and director of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, was honored with a Discovery Award for his influential work in male osteoporosis. Dr. DeVoe, associate professor of family medicine, received the Richard T. Jones New Investigator Award for her … Read More

School of Dentistry researchers awarded nearly $3 million to improve dental composites

Researchers at OHSU’s School of Dentistry have recently been awarded two grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling almost $3 million to study new materials for making longer-lasting dental composites, more commonly known as dental fillings. One study, led by Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomaterials and biomechanics, and Jack Ferracane, Ph.D., chair and professor of restorative dentistry, will explore novel compounds with the goal of doubling the six-or-seven-year lifespan of current … Read More

OHSU part of national regenerative medicine consortium

OHSU’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, led by Kenton Gregory, M.D., has just received funding as part of the second phase of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), a five-year, $75 million consortium led by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that will focus on applying regenerative medicine to battflefield injuries. OHSU–one of 30 academic and industry partners in the consortium–will receive $1.5 million to manage the limb injury program and perform a clinical trial … Read More

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

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