Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

Reminder: Complete Integrity Booster by March 31

As announced on Staff News, all employees, students and volunteers are required to complete a new version of the Integrity Booster. Previously the course was required on a rolling-calendar basis every 18 months. Going forward, you’re required to complete the course early each year. Recent events have highlighted the need for more frequent education and training not only around data protection, but also on fraud, conflict of interest and safety. The Integrity Booster is designed … Read More

School of Nursing faculty member receives Distinguished Researcher Award

Judith Gedney Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, was honored with the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association at the Annual Assembly held in conjunction with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine earlier this month. The Distinguished Researcher Award recognizes a nurse who has demonstrated longevity and consistency in hospice and palliative nursing research presentations and publications in a variety of peer-reviewed … Read More

TTBD Intellectual Property Primer brown bag, April 10

Are you thinking about commercializing an invention? Do you want to learn more about the intellectual property patent protection process at OHSU? Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) patent associate Todd Horne, Ph.D., will lead a discussion in this overview of intellectual property strategies with a focus on effectively pursuing patent protection. In this presentation, we will discuss recent updates and changes to patent protection for inventions involving laws of nature, natural phenomena, natural products, … Read More

Dr. Mitalipov to lead new OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy

Oregon Health & Science University has just announced a new Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy to be led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., senior scientist at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center and world leader in embryonic stem cell and gene therapy research. In May 2013, Dr. Mitalipov and his colleagues received significant attention after publishing a paper in Cell describing a new process for creating human embryonic stem cells from skin cells. The discovery was named a top … Read More

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

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