Posts Tagged ‘OHSU faculty’

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., to lead Alzheimer’s Association professional society

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., professor and director of OHSU’s Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will lead the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) this year, following his service as vice chair of the society for the past two years. “I am honored to be leading this international professional society of Alzheimer’s researchers, and I look forward to continuing to work to find treatment and ultimately a cure for this devastating … Read More

Researchers create 3-D model of elusive brain receptor

Exciting news from the Gouaux Lab this week: researchers have discovered new information about the structure of an important brain receptor that is crucial for learning and memory. Malfunction of the receptor, N-methyl-D-asparate (NMDA), is known to cause a variety of neurological disorders and diseases, but until now, researchers had limited information about how its subunits operate in the brain. Using X-ray crystallography, Dr. Gouaux and his team at the OHSU Vollum Institute created a … Read More

Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., receives 2014 NIDA International Program Award of Excellence

Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., professor of public health and preventive medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine and director of the Substance Abuse Policy Center, has been selected as a 2014 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program Awards of Excellence winner. The NIDA International Program recognized Dr. McCarty for Excellence in Mentoring. Dr. McCarty trains practitioners and researchers to test emerging drug abuse treatments in community settings through the Western States Node of the … Read More

OHSU study finds that POLST forms honor patients’ wishes

A new study published by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University shows that the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program–commonly known as POLST–is effective in honoring end-of-life wishes for frail or seriously ill patients. By reviewing death records from 58,000 Oregonians, the researchers found that only 6.4% of patients who asked for comfort measures only on their POLST form died in a hospital, whereas 44.2% of patients who asked for full medical treatment died in … Read More

Brain-Computer Interface group publication is “Editor’s Choice” for May

Barry Oken, M.D., professor of neurology and behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine, is the author of an article that was chosen as the May 2014 Editor’s Choice Article in the journal Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair. The article, “Brain-Computer Interface with Language Model-Electroencephalography Fusion for Locked-In Syndrome,” is the result of translational research accomplished through the Brain-Computer Interface group at the Institute on Development & Disability. OHSU co-authors on the publication include Brian Roark, Ph.D.; Deniz Erdogmus, Ph.D.; Andrew … Read More

TTBD brown bag: Evaluating a licensing opportunity, June 12

When a company looks at bringing in a new technology to commercialize, they perform due diligence on a wide array of different topics to allay the potential risks. What are these risks and what kind of questions do they ask? What kind of information can we provide to maximize interest and licensing revenue? In this presentation, TTBD Technology Development Managers, Rob Copenhaver and Trina Voss, will discuss the questions companies ask when evaluating a licensing … Read More

Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving funds two projects for 2014

The Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving, a group of philanthropists who pool and target their resources to advance women’s health research at OHSU, has awarded two $125,000 grants for 2014: Stephen Yun-Chi Chui, M.D. and Paul T. Spellman, Ph.D. “Development of a blood-based system to detect residual disease after curative therapy in breast cancer” Stephen Chui, M.D., assistant professor of hematology and oncology, and Paul Spellman, Ph.D., professor of molecular and medical genetics, both … Read More

Research Strategic Advisory Council election results

Earlier this month, the OHSU Faculty Senate conducted an election for three faculty positions on the new Research Strategic Advisory Council (RSAC). The following faculty members were selected: Roger Chou, M.D., associate professor of medicine (internal medicine and geriatrics), School of Medicine Lissi Hansen, R.N., Ph.D., associate professor, OHSU School of Nursing, and research scientist, Portland VA Medical Center Thomas Scanlan, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology, School of Medicine The RSAC serves as the principal … Read More

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., receives MERIT award from National Institute of Mental Health

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine and director of the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, has received a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award from the National Institute of Mental Health to further his work on the underlying mechanisms and causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A leader in the field of ADHD research, Dr. Nigg has created a unique integration of … Read More

Quantitative biology symposium: Working at the interface of biology and physics, May 20

The Galbraith Lab invites OHSU researchers to a one-day quantitative biology symposium on working at the interface of biology and physics. Highlights include scientific talks, lunch with the speakers, and an afternoon data slam for postdocs and students. Speakers include: Dyche Mullins (HHMI, UCSF); Jim Bear (HHMI, UNC); Dan Fletcher (Berkeley); Kludoud Jaqaman (UTSW); Joe Gray (OHSU); D.A. Ta (OHSU); and Peter Barr-Gillespie (OHSU). Registration is required, but the event is free to attend. Funding for … Read More

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