Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

Funding Focus: New Ways to Find Funding, Thursday, Apr.16

Join us for April’s Funding Focus seminar to learn New Ways of Finding Funding at OHSU. The seminar will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 16, in Mackenzie Hall 2201. We’re excited to introduce: GrantScoop – a newly acquired software tool for identifying both private and government funding opportunities. GrantScoop is specifically designed for research scientists seeking grant funding and allows for selective searches with extensive filtering capabilities. This tool is … Read More

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., selected as Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., has been chosen for a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Sloan Fellowship recipients are nominated by fellow scientists and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars based on independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field. O’Roak studies the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders, including groundbreaking research into the underpinnings of autism.  Check out OHSU’s media release.

Results from vibration tests in research courtyard

Note: Q&A session on test results available to researchers Feb. 19 at 1 pm in Richard Jones Hall 4340. OHSU Design & Construction has received the results from the noise and vibration test for the planned Center for Radiochemistry Research that took place on Feb. 11. The test was performed between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m, and test activities included drilling and hammering in the courtyard (for geotechnical testing), roto-hammer drilling into the MRB façade, … Read More

NIH S10 funding for high-end instrumentation

The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10), which provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade shared equipment costing up to $600,000) was announced in late January.  A new S10 opportunity will open for applications on April 29, 2015. The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program is specifically designed to fund instrumentation that costs at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear … Read More

OHSU’s Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource receives new equipment

The Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource (MPSSR) has been operating since 2009, providing sequencing services for OHSU investigators who examine genetic profiles as part of their research. Recently, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust provided funding for a major expansion of the MPSSR. Among the items funded are: 1) a new Illumina HiSeq 2500; 2) an upgrade of the current Illumina HiSeq 2000 to permit runs with two-lane rapid run flow cells; and 3) a new … Read More

Special Characters in Grants: Not Yet

A note from the OHSU Office of Proposal and Award Management director, Deborah Golden-Eppelein: On January 30, 2015, NIH published the following in the NIH Guide:  Expanding Support of Unicode Character Set in Grant Applications Submitted after February 17, 2015.  In this notice, the NIH announced that Unicode characters such as Greek letters will be functional in after February 17. But OHSU investigators should NOT use these codes yet. might be able to handle … Read More

How should we balance the needs of senior and junior investigators?

The NIH wants to know. We all know that the U.S. biomedical workforce is in trouble: years of disinvestment at the national level has led to a challenging environment for younger scientists (and their older colleagues, for that matter). One proposed solution, implied by this week’s request for information from NIH, would be to create a new award mechanism for senior investigators who may want to transition out of the PI role. Is this a … Read More

NIH S10 applications for 2015

The Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated instrumentation system. The cost of instrumentation must be at least $50,000 (note that this figure is different from past years, where the lower limit was $100,000) and no more than $600,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, … Read More

NIH news roundup for January 2015

Several key announcements were issued by NIH in the last month that bear noting: NIH announced its fiscal policy for FY 2015 operations, implementing the 2015 Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by President Obama on December 16, 2014. A separate announcement was also issued providing information on statutory provisions in the appropriations act that limit the use of funds on NIH grants, cooperative agreements and contracts, including salary caps. In an effort to continue to fund … Read More

New OHSU Research Uncovers Key Barrier, Further Advancing the Fight Against HIV

One of the challenges to curing HIV is that the disease lurks in the body, even when it’s being treated with anti-retroviral medication. Now this puzzle is one step closer to being solved. An ongoing study  by a team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) has identified a key biological barrier to the goal of curing HIV infection in people on anti-retroviral therapy. This work, published in … Read More

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