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OHSU investigators uncover factors driving “low-value care”

Waste accounts for roughly 20 percent of spending in the U.S. health care system. A significant portion of that waste is attributed to low-value care – unnecessary tests and treatments that are not only costly but provide little clinical benefit or may even harm patients. However, little was known about the patterns and drivers of this type of care. In a first-of-its kind study, researchers from OHSU’s Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE), compared low-value … Read More

OHSU researchers develop new technique for selecting gene-corrected cells

Gene therapy offers great promise for treating genetic disorders and in repairing or correcting injury and disease. However, efforts to modify and expand the pool of gene-edited cells to reach therapeutic levels have proved challenging to date. Current methods are not only time consuming and expensive, but also present a risk to the patient. Now a team of researchers led by Sean Nygaard, B.S., M.Div., senior research associate in the Markus Grompe Lab at OHSU’s Oregon … Read More

OHSU researchers: Changes coming to the PI Eligibility Policy

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has revised the eligibility requirements for who can serve as a principal investigator at OHSU. The new policy merges two separate policies: the one that determines who can serve as a PI for sponsored projects (grants) and the one that determines who can serve as a PI for scientific protocols. Most importantly, the policy addresses OHSU’s new faculty appointment structure. The main functional change is that approval from … Read More

OHSU researchers launch initiative to reduce transplant wait times

As many as 22 patients die each day while waiting for a needed organ. Beyond the human cost, the U.S. health care system spends billions of dollars on life-sustaining treatments for those on the organ transplant waiting list. On June 13, the White House unveiled a new initiative to address challenges associated with organ donation and transplantation in the U.S. Included in the key actions is a three-year, $4.2 million grant to researchers at OHSU, as … Read More

Postdoc Paper of the Year Award application due July 8

The OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association is seeking applicants for its annual Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award competition. The paper must be on original research and have been published or accepted for publication for 2015-2016. Finalists must be available to present their research before the Alumni Association’s panel of judges on the evening of August 17, 2016. A winner will be selected and awarded $500 with the opportunity to present their paper during … Read More

Military Health Systems Research Symposium meeting support applications due June 24

Was your abstract accepted for this year’s Military Health Systems Research Symposium? As with the 2015 meeting, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research will pay for meeting-related travel expenses for OHSU researchers whose abstracts are accepted for presentation (you have to actually be presenting to take advantage of this offer). Please submit a short travel assistance questionnaire on OHSU’s Competitive Application Portal (CAP) by June 24 July 1. The 2016 MHSRS tentative dates are August 15-18, … Read More

The NIA wants to hear from you!

The National Institute on Aging’s Interventions Testing Program (ITP) wants to expand the involvement of the research community in this unique program, which tests in mice compounds that have the potential to promote healthy aging. The program already uses a community approach to strengthen program outcomes, with investigators in the extramural research community proposing many of these compounds. This approach has proven successful. By tapping into a broad range of expertise, the ITP has benefited from proposals for a … Read More

OHSU researcher’s discovery paves way for improved treatments for hearing-impaired

A team led by Lina A.J. Reiss, Ph.D., assistant professor in the OHSU School of Medicine’s Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Department, has discovered that as many as half of individuals wearing bilateral hearing devices experience abnormal processing of sounds that worsens their auditory perception, particularly speech recognition. Much progress has been made in the treatment of hearing loss with the development of hearing aids (HA) and more recently, cochlear implants (CI). In particular, combining acoustic and electric hearing from … Read More

Erick Turner chosen as finalist for the Open Science Prize

Erick Turner, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the OHSU School of Medicine was selected as a finalist in the Open Science Prize. Turner partnered with Ben Goldacre, a British physician, academic, and science writer from the University of Oxford, and their team was one of six teams chosen out nearly 100 submissions. The Open Science prize, a collaboration between the NIH, the UK-based Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, … Read More

Newgard paper is AEM editor-in-chief pick for May 2016

Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H., director of OHSU’s Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, was recently recognized by Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) for his research on gun violence mapping. Newgard et al.’s paper, “A geospatial analysis of severe firearm injuries compared to other injury mechanisms: Event characteristics, location, timing, and outcomes,” was chosen by AEM’s Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Kline, M.D., as May’s feature. In this study, Newgard and his team performed a secondary analysis of … Read More

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