Posts Tagged ‘ONPRC’

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

Funding from OCTRI and ONPRC, letters of intent due March 16 & 19

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have issued the following requests for proposals for pilot funding: ONPRC/OCTRI Collaborative Research Program Description: Provides pilot funding to encourage the use non-human primates (NHP) or NHP-derived materials for new collaborative projects that will lead to new external funding of research with clear translational outcomes. Priority will be given to new collaborations between established investigators at ONPRC and basic … Read More

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