Posts Tagged ‘OHSU faculty’

Faculty Senate Award nominations due Feb. 14

The Faculty Senate Awards recognize OHSU faculty members for their exceptional effort in support of OHSU’s mission. Awards are made for contributions within the last ten years in one of five categories: research, leadership, teaching, service and collaboration. Up to four nominees will be chosen from each category and each finalist will receive $500. The award winner from the category will receive $3,500 and will have his or her name engraved on the Faculty Senate Awards Memorial Plaque. Award … Read More

OHSU leads efforts to increase safety of health information technology

Health information technology, including electronic health records, provides great value to patients and clinicians, but if not used appropriately, these tools can lead to medical errors and wasted resources. Faculty members in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University have been involved in developing best practices for health IT, including contributing a chapter to the Institute of Medicine’s report on health IT safety that was released in 2011. … Read More

OHSU’s 2014 Healthy Aging Alliance Conference, Feb. 10

The OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance invites all students, clinicians, researchers, and anyone else who might some day be growing older to attend this conference in the Doernbecher Vey Auditorium from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014. The conference, “Harnessing Science and Communities for Healthy Brain Aging,” will focus on methods for translating research to a public health message for Healthy Brain Aging, and to strengthen partnerships to truly transform the aging trajectory … Read More

OHSU researchers use breakthrough “barcode” method to improve gene therapy

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

OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development newsletter

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

Knight Cancer Institute Pilot Project funding, proposals due Feb. 1

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

OHSU faculty member teaching oceanography in Antarctica

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.

Six OHSU faculty members certified in new clinical informatics specialty

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

OHSU neuroscientist receives Presidential Early Career Award

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

M.D. Curriculum Transformation info sessions in January

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

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