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OHSU researchers identify complex required for healthy brain

The intricately orchestrated series of events in nervous system development begins with the formation of neuroepithelial stem cells. These cells proliferate, creating progenitor cells that ultimately form neurons and the glia that provide support and protection for neurons. The balance of neurons and glia is fundamental to the development of a healthy brain. Achieving the optimal neuron–glia balance depends on a delicate relationship between the proliferation of progenitors and the differentiation of neurons and glia. … Read More

David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., receives National Academy of Inventors award

OHSU Casey Eye Institute researcher David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Academic inventors and innovators elected to the rank of NAI Fellow were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation. Huang, the Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU, … Read More

New OHSU research suggests possible target in fight against Alzheimer’s

In most of the human body, the lymphatic system clears away waste and toxins. The brain, however, has no lymphatic vessels. Its waste, including plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, is cleaned instead by cerebrospinal fluid recirculating through brain tissue. Over the course of five years, research in the lab of Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D., has defined this brain-wide paravascular pathway, called the glymphatic system. Iliff’s team has found that this recirculation is modulated by sleep and also that, as the brain ages, this … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Vinay Prasad

Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H., is a hematologist-oncologist and assistant professor in the OHSU School of Medicine. He is nationally known for his research on health policy, evidence-based medicine, bias, and medical reversal. Clinically, Dr. Prasad specializes in the care of lymphoma patients. He holds appointments in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Center for Health Care Ethics, where he is a Senior Scholar. We sat down with Dr. Prasad to talk about … Read More

Jeanette Mladenovic to retire as executive vice president and provost, OHSU

Jeanette Mladenovic, M.D., M.B.A., M.A.C.P. will retire at the end of 2016. She has served as OHSU’s executive vice president and provost since 2011. During Mladenovic’s five-year tenure, she has presided over a major realignment of the university. She was recruited to OHSU to help the university plan and construct the Collaborative Life Sciences Building and move OHSU to an interprofessional model of education. She established OHSU as a leader in this arena, removing significant structural obstacles … Read More

2017 ICOregon Innovation Showcase registration open

OHSU builds collaborations and resources that help investigators translate research innovations into medical products and services. This is one of the ways we improve human health and wellness. Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend the 2017 ICOregon Innovation Showcase to learn more about available resources that help make this translation happen. The event will bring together Oregon’s four major research universities, industry, and government to demonstrate how our universities are a driving force in the Oregon … Read More

Biomedical Innovation Program – moving innovations to market

For research scientists whose technical innovations have the potential to improve patient care, OHSU created the Biomedical Innovation Program. For four years now, BIP has been providing expertise and resources to steward innovations from the laboratory to clinical application through the process of commercialization. The program is a joint effort between Technology Transfer and Business Development and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute. To mark this occasion, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute sat down … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Sivaraman Prakasam

Sivaraman Prakasam, B.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology, OHSU School of Dentistry. In addition to his research program, Prakasam is a clinical educator and a practicing clinician, limiting his practice to periodontics and dental implant placement. Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in India. I got my dental degree there – a B.D.S. as it’s known in India – and as soon as I was … Read More

Parkinson’s grants awarded to three OHSU researchers

The American Parkinson Disease Association announced today, Aug. 3, that it has awarded $1.6 million toward research for the 2016-2017 funding cycle. Three OHSU researchers are among the recipients of this year’s awards. Vivek Unni, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology in the Parkinson Center of Oregon and Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research at OHSU, is the recipient of the prestigious George C. Cotzias Fellowship, named in honor of the scientist who helped develop Levodopa … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Raymond Bergan, M.D.

Raymond Bergan, M.D., is an internationally regarded cancer researcher who joined OHSU as head of hematology and medical oncology in the School of Medicine and as associate director of medical oncology for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. He is also a practicing clinician who sees patients at OHSU and the Veterans Administration Portland Health Care System. What brought you to OHSU? My decision to leave Northwestern University and come to OHSU was two-fold. The opportunity to … Read More

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