Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

Deadline extended: Research Week abstracts due March 10

The deadline to submit an abstract to present at OHSU Research Week has been extended to Monday, March 10. All OHSU students, faculty, fellows, and research staff are invited to submit an abstract for either a 10-minute oral or poster presentation. Research Week is a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills and meet colleagues from different departments and programs. Abstracts that have previously been presented at other meetings may be submitted for Research Week. Oral presentations … Read More

OHSU researchers receive Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award to unleash the power of imaging for cancer treatment

When doctors treat breast cancer patients with the latest targeted cancer drugs, many patients initially see an improvement but later relapse and develop a resistance to treatment. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University believe that by developing better imaging technologies they will be able to see how molecules change and rearrange themselves in response to cancer treatment, ultimately allowing them to create more effective treatments with a lasting response. Summer L. Gibbs, Ph.D., and … Read More

Call for Abstracts: Research Week 2014

Students, faculty, research-ranked employees, postdocs, and staff are invited to submit abstracts for an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week, May 5-9, 2014. Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates the excellence of research performed across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs at OHSU. It’s a unique opportunity to get out of the lab or clinic and meet colleagues from various disciplines. Visit the Research Week Call for Abstracts page for complete … Read More

OHSU researchers use breakthrough “barcode” method to improve gene therapy

Gene therapy holds the promise of curing many diseases—but this promise has been thwarted by the steep technical challenge of delivering new genes into cells. One potential solution to this challenge is to use adeno-associated virus (AAV), which is an ideal vector because it does not cause disease in humans. Despite AAV’s many advantages, however, currently available AAV vectors can be used only in limited cases because engineering the viral capsid, or shell, has been … Read More

OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development newsletter

Check out the Technology Transfer & Business Development 2014 first quarter Newsletter. In this issue, we discuss:  Business Development Updates – Hear about the Business Development Research Consortia and how our second annual Startup Symposium was a great success United States Legislation Update – Keep up-to-date on “the Innovation Act” and “the Transfer Act of 2013” and how it might affect you TTBD Patent Evaluation Process – Learn more about our patent evaluation process along with the requirements to … Read More

Amino acids found in food improve sleep in mice with traumatic brain injury

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and University of Pennsylvania have improved sleep disturbances in mice with traumatic brain injuries by giving them branched chain amino acids – something all humans produce from foods in their normal diets. This discovery could lead to help for thousands of people who have long-term and debilitating sleep and wakefulness issues after they suffer concussions. “If further research confirms what this study suggests, we could … Read More

Six OHSU faculty members certified in new clinical informatics specialty

We’re re-posting the following from the School of Medicine News. The School of Medicine has six faculty members who are now certified in the brand new medical subspecialty of clinical informatics. The intersection of health care reform and information technology advances are driving the establishment of this new clinical subspeciality. “The new subspecialty is a recognition of the importance that data and information play in health care,” said William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of … Read More

OHSU researchers develop new drug approach with far-reaching treatment potential

Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can’t work normally, thus causing disease. An OHSU team has discovered a way to use small molecules that enter cells, fix the misfolded proteins and allow the proteins to move to the correct place and function normally again. The team, led by P. Michael Conn, Ph.D., formerly a senior scientist in reproductive sciences at neurosciences … Read More

OHSU neuroscientist receives Presidential Early Career Award

Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychiatry and assistant scientist at the OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2013, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-stage independent scientists. Dr. Fair received the award for his work on mapping and trying to better understand brain development in children with ADHD and autism. He is one of 102 researchers … Read More

OHSU faculty member Jennifer DeVoe to lead new PCORI-funded research network

Last week, OCHIN, Inc. was awarded nearly $7 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to establish itself as part of PCORI’s new Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., DPhil, OCHIN’s research director and an associate professor in OHSU’s Department of Family Medicine, is principal investigator on the project. “By collaborating across the nation we hope to provide results that will inform policy and improve patient and population health outcomes,” Dr. DeVoe said. “This opportunity with … Read More

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