Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

Public lecture: Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., to discuss origins of disease, Oct. 17

The 2013-2014 Marquam Hill Lecture Series kicks-off this October with OHSU’s own Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., presenting, “Where Does Disease Come From? Revealing the Secrets of Epigenetics.” The lecture will be held in the OHSU Auditorium and will begin at 7 p.m. on October 17, 2013. About the lecture When you think about malnutrition, you might picture impoverished children experiencing famine. But a pregnant woman in Oregon who does not have access to wholesome foods such … Read More

OHSU Vollum Institute researchers receive prestigious NIH awards

This morning, the NIH announced the 2013 recipients of its prestigious, High Risk-High Reward Research Awards—two of which were given to investigators at OHSU’s Vollum Institute. Vollum faculty members Gail Mandel, Ph.D., John Adelman, Ph.D., and Paul Brehm, Ph.D., along with Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., from the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences, received one of 10 Transformational Research Awards, meant to promote interdisciplinary research that could potentially change existing paradigms. The focus of their project, “Site-directed … Read More

OHSU receives grant to study electronic health record simulation in interprofessional settings

Last fall, OHSU received funding from AHRQ to build simulated patient cases in Epic with the intent to teach physicians how to use electronic health records and learn how to make these systems better. This September, the same research team was awarded a grant from the AAMC and the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation that will expand the project to include other health professionals such as pharmacists and nurses. The grant comes … Read More

Knight Cancer Institute showcased by Intel president at tech conference

As reported in Knight News, Intel President Renee James recently highlighted Intel’s collaboration with OHSU to advance personalized cancer medicine during her keynote address at the 2013 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on September 10. At about 15 minutes into her speech, James plays a video that shows a number of familiar faces and includes interviews with Brian Druker, M.D., and Joe Gray, Ph.D. After the keynote, Paul Spellman, Ph.D., was also interviewed for … Read More

Host a high school science teacher in your lab; letter of interest due Sept. 27

Give high school teachers an opportunity to work at the cutting edge of science, thereby revitalizing their teaching and helping them appreciate the use of inquiry-based methods in the teaching of science. The Murdock Charitable Trust Partners in Science Program, based locally, supports science teachers in research labs for eight to ten weeks during two consecutive summers. Teachers receive a stipend of $5,000 per summer; hosting mentors receive $1,000 in discretionary funds. If you are … Read More

Could a computational model reduce toxicity testing in animals?

Karen Watanabe, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental & Biomolecular Systems at OHSU’s Institute of Environmental Health, uses computational models that mimic biological processes in hopes of reducing the number of laboratory animals used in toxicity testing. Dr. Watanabe was recently awarded a grant from the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation that may help her do just that. The grant will fund a study to formulate a computational model of mammalian ovarian development … Read More

OHSU receives $25 million for clinical and translational pancreatic cancer research

This morning, OHSU announced a $25 million pledge from Norman and Linda Brenden and the Colson Family Foundation that will fund a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research initiative to fight pancreatic cancer. The pledge is one of the top monetary gifts in the history of OHSU and one of the largest in the nation to fund studies on pancreatic health. Funds will be used to support a highly collaborative team of clinical researchers and basic scientists with … Read More

OHSU vaccine candidate completely clears AIDS-causing virus from the body

An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. In a paper published online today in Nature, the researchers show that 50 percent of monkeys given the vaccine were able to completely eliminate the monkey form of HIV. The researchers used a common, harmless virus called cytomegalovirus and modified it to carry genes for SIV proteins, the … Read More

2013 NSF Science and Technology Centers Directors Meeting held at OHSU

The National Science Foundation held its annual Science and Technology Centers Directors Meeting at OHSU’s Waterfront Campus on August 22-23, 2013. Featured meeting presenters included U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer; Vinton Cerf, Ph.D., vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google; Wilfred Pinfold, Ph.D., director of Research and Advanced Technology Development at Intel; and William Vesneski, J.D., Ph.D., director of Evaluation and Planning at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Meeting attendees included NSF program staff, … Read More

OHSU awarded NIH grant to investigate Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

OHSU researchers have secured a National Institute of Health grant of up to $1.9 million to develop ways to find biomarkers within human cerebral spinal fluid that may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This award is part of a new nationwide initiative by the NIH aimed at exploring the diverse and newly categorized molecules called extracellular RNAs. While exRNAs are already thought to play a role in a variety of biological processes, as well … Read More

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