Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

Science on the set: New video highlights research at OHSU

Just who are the scientists of OHSU? A newly released video shows us they are innovators, groundbreakers, and pioneers. They embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and work together in a state-of-the-art scientific environment. They are bold. They are creative. They care. These extraordinary individuals are the behind-the-scenes brilliance of OHSU. In just 2 ½ minutes, the video not only shares OHSU’s scientific backstory but highlights the forward-thinking, collaborative environment that makes this a world-class place for … Read More

Latest news for HIV vaccines, treatments, and possible cures workshop, Nov. 11

The Cascade AIDS Project and OHSU, in conjunction with the 32nd Annual NHP Models for AIDS Symposium, invites teachers and community members interested in HIV/AIDS to an interactive discussion with world experts on research and care in HIV/AIDS. The workshop, “The Latest News for HIV Vaccines, Treatments, and Possible Cures,” is free and open to the public. Speakers include Tyler TerMeer, executive director, Cascade AIDS Project Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D., AIDS vaccine researcher and director of OHSU’s Oregon National Primate … Read More

Five OHSU faculty among world’s “hottest researchers”

A report titled “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014,” was published by Thomson Reuters this past summer. This annual ScienceWatch list is a selection of authors publishing high-impact papers on groundbreaking and influential research. This year’s list included five OHSU researchers from three different disciplines: Biology & Biochemistry: -Eric Gouaux, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, the Vollum Institute Clinical Medicine: -Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Knight Diagnostic Laboratories -Brian Druker, M.D., Director, Knight Cancer … Read More

OHSU researcher Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., helps identify new genetic risk factors for autism

A study published online yesterday in Nature identifies genes that, if mutated, either result in autism or contribute to its risk. Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., first author on the study and assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine, worked on the study for the past three years in collaboration with scientists at three other institutions. The study looked at 2,500 families with autistic children and compared siblings with autistic … Read More

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.

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