Posts Tagged ‘ONPRC’

Pilot funding from ONPRC, letters of intent due Feb. 15

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is soliciting proposals for its annual pilot research program. The award encourages activities related to the use of nonhuman primates for biomedical research or for studies enhancing the welfare or husbandry of nonhuman primates. Pilot research should be developmental or high‐risk and should be used to generate preliminary data in support of applications for further project support, such as NIH, other federal, or foundation grants. Pilot grant applicants … Read More

Vollum Career Development Workshop: Choosing a Research Project, Jan. 15

Come join us for the next workshop in the 2013 Vollum Career Development series taking place Tuesday, January 15 at 4 p.m. in the Vollum Institute Auditorium, room M1441. David Dawson, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology will discuss strategies pertinent to aspiring young investigators trying to develop a research project, and who are looking to get a leg up on the competition. Postdocs, grad students, and others interested in these topics are welcome and … Read More

125 years, 125 clues: OHSU-wide scavenger hunt runs Nov. 2-19

In honor of our 125th anniversary, or quasquicentennial, all OHSU employees and students are invited to participate in a massive, 125-question scavenger hunt. The prizes aren’t too shabby: $2,000 donated to the charity of your choice, $250 cash, or private party on the tram–just to name a few. Plus, there are opportunities to win even if you only have time to answer a few questions. Get the clues and view the rules on Staff News.

OHSU researchers successfully test new gene therapy in human cells

Imagine knowing that your child is at risk for inheriting a genetic condition. Now imagine being able to fix the genetic defect before the child is even born. This may sound like something out of science fiction, but we’re one step closer to it being reality thanks to researchers here at Oregon Health & Science University. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., associate scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research … Read More

Reminder: The Science and Art of Healthy Aging Conference, Oct. 10

Come attend the second annual Healthy Aging Alliance conference: The Science and Art of Healthy Aging on October 10, 2012 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum. This creative, interdisciplinary conference will include: Keynote speakers Dr. Walter Bortz of Stanford University, one of America’s most distinguished scientific experts on aging and longevity on “The Plasticity of Human Aging” Dr. Larry Sherman of OHSU on “How Music Helps the Aging Brain” (piano performance … Read More

$125 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight to support cardiovascular research at OHSU

This afternoon, OHSU announced a $125 million gift from Nike co-founder and Chairman Phil Knight and his wife Penny that will establish a new cardiovascular institute at OHSU. This is the Knights’ second landmark gift to OHSU–in 2008 they gave $100 million to fund the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute–and the largest in OHSU history. Under the leadership of Albert Starr, M.D., co-inventor of the world’s first successful heart valve, and Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., an innovator … Read More

Why is developing an AIDS vaccine so difficult?

Over the years, scientists have developed a myriad of vaccines, some of which have eradicated the world’s most dangerous diseases. So why is an AIDS vaccine still so elusive? New research by OHSU’s Louis Picker, M.D., published online in Nature Medicine, explains. Dr. Picker likens our search for an AIDS vaccine to the tale of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’: “The field was looking for a vaccine that was ‘not too hot,’ or ‘not too … Read More

Reminder: OHSU faculty talk about NIH Peer Review, Aug. 9

All faculty, researchers, students and administrators are invited to hear the latest information from NIH study sections at August’s Funding Focus. The workshop will take place Thursday, August 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Mac Hall 2201. OHSU faculty who have participated in recent study sections will share their experiences and answer questions about how to improve your NIH proposals. Panel members will include: David Ellison, M.D., Professor, Nephrology Buddy Ullman, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular … Read More

Mark Slifka, Ph.D., pioneers new approach in vaccine development

Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center have created a new vaccine development technique using a solution previously thought too damaging to be useful in vaccine production. Mark Slifka, Ph.D., and colleagues have successfully utilized hydrogen peroxide as a virus inactivator in the generation of three distinct vaccines. Vaccines for West Nile, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and vaccinia viruses have been created using this new technique, which supports the researchers’ claims that this could truly be a new platform technology … Read More

Reminder: Letters of intent due soon for OCTRI and ONPRC pilot funding

Don’t forget to send in your letters of intent for the following pilot funding opportunities from Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). Deadlines vary – See below or follow the links to the full requests for proposals for more information. Pilot Project Funding for Catalyzing Translational Research Letters of intent due: March 26, 2012 – Up to $100,000 Seeks collaborative, multidisciplinary projects that will lead to … Read More

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