Posts Tagged ‘OHSU faculty’

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

OHSU receives grant to study electronic health record simulation in interprofessional settings

Last fall, OHSU received funding from AHRQ to build simulated patient cases in Epic with the intent to teach physicians how to use electronic health records and learn how to make these systems better. This September, the same research team was awarded a grant from the AAMC and the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation that will expand the project to include other health professionals such as pharmacists and nurses. The grant comes … Read More

Knight Cancer Institute showcased by Intel president at tech conference

As reported in Knight News, Intel President Renee James recently highlighted Intel’s collaboration with OHSU to advance personalized cancer medicine during her keynote address at the 2013 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on September 10. At about 15 minutes into her speech, James plays a video that shows a number of familiar faces and includes interviews with Brian Druker, M.D., and Joe Gray, Ph.D. After the keynote, Paul Spellman, Ph.D., was also interviewed for … Read More

Host a high school science teacher in your lab; letter of interest due Sept. 27

Give high school teachers an opportunity to work at the cutting edge of science, thereby revitalizing their teaching and helping them appreciate the use of inquiry-based methods in the teaching of science. The Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Program, based locally, supports science teachers in research labs for eight to ten weeks during two consecutive summers. Teachers receive a stipend of $5,000 per summer; hosting mentors receive $1,000 in discretionary funds. If you are … Read More

Could a computational model reduce toxicity testing in animals?

Karen Watanabe, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental & Biomolecular Systems at OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health, uses computational models that mimic biological processes in hopes of reducing the number of laboratory animals used in toxicity testing. Dr. Watanabe was recently awarded a grant from the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation that may help her do just that. The grant will fund a study to formulate a computational model of mammalian ovarian development … Read More

OHSU receives $25 million for clinical and translational pancreatic cancer research

This morning, OHSU announced a $25 million pledge from Norman and Linda Brenden and the Colson Family Foundation that will fund a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research initiative to fight pancreatic cancer. The pledge is one of the top monetary gifts in the history of OHSU and one of the largest in the nation to fund studies on pancreatic health. Funds will be used to support a highly collaborative team of clinical researchers and basic scientists with … Read More

Software Licensing & Patents lunch presentation, Aug. 7

Are you curious about the patentability of software? Or interested in learning how to protect and distribute software? Technology Transfer & Business Development will be holding a brown bag session on Software Licensing & Patents on August 7, 2013 in Mac Hall, room 2201, from 12 to 1 p.m. Lunch will be catered (first come, first serve or bring your own). The event will be lead by Arvin Paranjpe, M.S., J.D., technology development manager, and … Read More

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