Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

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

Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symposium, May 28

OHSU Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Symposium: Research to Rehab May 28, 2014 from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CHH Conference Center (Room 4 on the 3rd Floor) The Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research to Rehab Symposium has been funded by an OHSU Research Collaborative Advancement Award and supported by the OHSU Brain Institute to promote the growth and collaboration of TBI/PTSD research at OHSU. The symposium will include presentations and posters from … Read More

Changes coming to pre- and post-award management at OHSU

After many months of strategizing, planning, and development, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research is pleased to announce that OHSU’s pre-award office (Research Grants & Contracts; RGC) and post-award office (Sponsored Projects Administration; SPA) are merging to become one group: the Office of Proposal & Award Management, to be led by Deborah Golden-Eppelein. Why merge RGC & SPA? We have three guiding principles in mind: 1) Improved service to the research community … Read More

So, do you want to be in the movies?

OHSU is creating a short research video to elevate awareness of OHSU’s research strengths and to help differentiate our work from other universities. The video will be smart and fun, and upon completion, will be available to OHSU faculty and others to help tell our overall research story. The goal is to provide our community with a dynamic tool to describe research at OHSU. The creative team needs your help. The shoot is June 10-13. What’s … Read More

Guidelines for registering summer interns at OHSU

If you plan to host a visiting student or intern this summer, please refer to the following guidelines below. Please note: No student younger than 16 may volunteer or work in a lab area without the express permission of the department chair, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, Risk Management, and the mission director of Human Resources. Contact Susan Shugerman, assistant vice provost, Education Outreach and Collaboration, to request permission. What OHSU needs to know about volunteers … Read More

OHSU Research Week oral and poster presentation award winners

Below is a list of students who were recognized for exceptional oral or poster presentations at the OHSU Research Week reception on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Student presenters were evaluated on hypothesis, research approach, impact, layout/use of media, and presentation skills. The top 15 percent of presenters were selected for an award. Oral presentation winners receive a $150 cash prize and poster presentation winners receive a $75 cash prize. Special thanks to all of our volunteer judges … Read More

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