Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

One spot left in advanced grant writing class for OHSU faculty

Are you an OHSU faculty member who is planning to apply for a grant this fall? This four-week professional development course, offered by Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D., will provide advanced training and extensive individual feedback to help you write better grant applications. This writing-intensive course will use examples of successful applications and contributions from class participants to improve grant-writing skills. Topics will include strategic placement of information, improving sentence structure, and revising for clarity and readability. Other … Read More

TTBD Lunch & Learn: How to Pitch to Industry, Aug. 7

This special presentation on “How to pitch to industry” will address how you can develop a strategy to attract industry to your research by creating value. Business Development Director, Abhijit Banerjee, will lead a discussion on ways to adapt to the needs of the industry so you can build a strategic relationship and how to make an effective business pitch. This event is open to all OHSU employees, faculty and students. Admission is free and … Read More

Method pioneered by OHSU researcher could become gold standard for creating embryonic stem cells

Stem cell therapies hold great promise for replacing cells that have been damaged by injury or illness. Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University recently compared two methods to create human pluripotent stem cells—those which can be transformed into any other cell type in the body—and have found a clear winner. Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) appears to be more accurate at reprogramming human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells and produces fewer epigenetic … Read More

Cardiovascular researcher wins prestigious young investigator’s award

Chi Young Shim, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award at last week’s American Society of Echocardiography 25th Annual Scientific Sessions. Dr. Shim presented the results of a study which used molecular imaging with “smart” targeted microbubbles to detect the sticking of platelets to the vessel wall at various stages of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries due to plaque build-up, can … 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

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

Did you miss OHSU’s Three Minute Thesis Competition?

During Research Week 2014, OHSU held its second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition for graduate students. 3MT® is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia that is intended to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Below, view recordings of OHSU’s 2014 3MT winners. Recordings of all participants are available here. Audience choice Asia Mitchell – Non-Random Chromosome Loss in Cancer   Second place Danielle Williamson – Protons, pH and the Proprotein Convertases   First place … Read More

Do you work with an outstanding researcher?

Once a year, the Medical Research Foundation of recognizes Oregonians who are performing cutting edge research and demonstrating outstanding leadership. In July, the MRF will issue an official call for award nominations, and nominations will be due August 22, 2014. Detailed information about each award–including the Mentor Award, Discovery Award, and New Investigator Award–is available on the MRF website. Questions? Contact Amy Von Jenef at (503) 220-8348.

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

Study: compound found in broccoli and cauliflower lowers blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects about one in three adults in the U.S. Researchers in the lab of Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of integrative biosciences in the OHSU School of Dentistry, have contributed their expertise to a project led by Fawzy Elbarbry, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacy at Pacific University, resulting in an important new discovery that has implications for prevention and treatment of hypertension. The study, “Modulation of Arachidonic Acid Metabolism in … Read More

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