Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

TTBD announces 2014 award winners

On Monday, October 6, Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) hosted the 2014 TTBD Awards to recognize OHSU researchers who had technologies licensed or optioned in the last fiscal year as well as those who brought in top dollars from industry to support their research. The ceremony drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Portland State University lecture hall at the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building. We’d like to congratulate all of the researchers who were recognized at this year’s … Read More

Peter Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli win BioArt Competition

Dr. Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D, and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D. are one of 12 winners of the 2014 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) annual BioArt competition. Their submission, showing the sensory hair cells of a chick, was captured by scanning electron microscopy. The image comes from joint work to discover better methods to detect and treat hearing loss and disrupted balance. The 12 winning images and videos demonstrate the breadth of ongoing research in … Read More

Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute’s Jay Nelson awarded vaccine adjuvant discovery contract

Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently  just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More

Orexigen featured in the Portland Business Journal

You may have read that a drug from an OHSU startup received FDA approval last month. In 2003, OHSU’s office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) created a start-up company called Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., with Michael Cowley, then a neuroscience researcher at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Cowley’s work looks at the appetite-regulating pathways in the brain and how these pathways are affected by obesity. Orexigen Therapeutics became public in 2007, and now the … Read More

Reminder: register for the 2014 TTBD Awards, Oct. 6

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development invites the OHSU community to attend the 2014 TTBD Awards Ceremony. Awards will be presented to OHSU community members for their collaborations and efforts in licensing, sponsored research, patenting, and entrepreneurship. In addition, top honors will be awarded in the categories of New Inventor of the Year, Business Development Partnership, Technology Transfer Achievement, and TTBD Appreciation. Monday, October 6, 2014 Collaborative Life Sciences Building, PSU Lecture Hall, First Floor 5:00-8:00 … Read More

OHSU Study shows 63% drop in uninsured Oregonians

A study released September 18 shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Researchers at OHSU and the Oregon Health Authority  assessed whether policy changes associated with the Affordable Care Act changed the number of uninsured Oregonians. Support for the study was provided by the Oregon Health Authority and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network.

RAIN is back from summer break

The Research Administration Information Network (RAIN) is back from its summer hiatus, with the latest announcements, updates, and news from research administration at OHSU. RAIN is a forum for research staff across the university who take part in aspects of research administration. At RAIN meetings, we deliver the latest information on NIH updates, award administration, learning opportunities, RDA staffing, and any other notable activity in research administration. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend either in person … Read More

The Cochrane Collaboration to open West Coast branch at OHSU

The Cochrane Collaboration, an international nonprofit that conducts independent systematic reviews on health care topics, announced on Aug. 21 that it plans to open a West Coast branch at Oregon Health & Science University. The Cochrane has 14 centers and 22 branches worldwide, including its primary U.S. center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. The new branch will be led by Mark Helfand, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., professor of medicine, and medical informatics and clinical epidemiology … Read More

OHSU study highlights critical gaps in mental health research

A new OHSU study has found there is no strong evidence to guide the use of antidepressants by women during pregnancy and just after birth. The findings come from a team led by Marian S. McDonagh, Pharm.D., professor of medical informatics & clinical epidemiology in the OHSU School of Medicine, and are published online in the September 2014 edition of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. “We were very surprised that the existing research allows no … Read More

TTBD Inventor Spotlight: Michael P. Hutchens, M.D., M.A.

The office of Technology Transfer & Business Development would like to highlight a particularly innovative or note worthy OHSU inventor and invention at the university. This quarter, our office would like to congratulate Michael P. Hutchens, M.D., M.A., for his work on the “Disinfection device for medical access sites” and the “Anesthetic vapor delivery device” that he has created and submitted to our office. Dr. Michael Hutchens is an assistant professor in the Department of … Read More

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