Partnership for Scientific Inquiry (PSI), local high school course that gives students real-world research experience, is looking for volunteer mentors from OHSU. What makes this program invaluable to students is the opportunity to work closely with their mentors to create a research proposal and conduct that research in their mentor’s lab. Mentors attend one class to give a brief presentation to the students and then meet periodically with an assigned student to help them read … Read More
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If you’re a faculty member who is part of the Knight Cancer Institute or OHSU Heart Research Center, consider mentoring an undergraduate biology student through the Murdock Undergraduate Collaborative Research Program next summer. Mentors work with a Murdock Scholar for ten weeks during the summer on a project and continue to assist the scholar throughout the following year to prepare a final thesis and give a presentation at a special session of the Oregon Academy … Read More
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
Have you been following OHSU’s weekly radio show? If not, this week’s edition features several OHSU researchers that you won’t want to miss. Tune in Saturday at 8 a.m. on KXL Radio (101.1 FM). For more info, visit The OHSU Effect website. New developments in HIV/AIDS prevention Louis Picker, M.D., associate director of OHSU’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI), will talk about the progress we’re making toward developing an HIV vaccine. Healthy aging … Read More
You’re invited to join the OHSU AIDS Walk team on Sunday, October 2 to raise money for AIDS prevention, treatment, education and support services. The 2.5 mile walk will take place at 9 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. When you donate via team OHSU, 75% of the funds raised will come back to support services at the OHSU/Partnership Project. Visit the AIDS Walk website for more information or to register.
Researchers, are you looking for a fun way to promote your research findings? Check out this video, courtesy of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to get inspired. You’ll see intramural NIAID researchers discuss their findings related to malaria research. As the scientists talk, the video shows an animated version of their techniques and results. Here’s the original NIAID article discussing the research.
Join the OHSU AIDS Walk team on Sunday, October 3 to raise money for AIDS prevention, treatment, education, and support services.The 2.5 mile walk will take place at 9 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square. As a sponsor of the event, OHSU will get to keep 75% of the funds raised to support the OHSU Partnership Project. Visit the AIDS Walk website for more information or to register.
Over the last few months, the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) on OHSU’s West Campus, has opened its doors to numerous interns, volunteers, and local elementary school students. One of our favorites: a”Who stole the pizza?” Crime Scene Investigation Party. At the party, 22 fifth graders got to be CSI investigators for the day, with help from Primate Center employees Carrie Hanna, PhD; Julie Hollister-Smith, PhD; Ev McClendon, PhD; Tiffany Adevai; Summer Street, MPH; … Read More
On July 30, this year’s cohort of Murdock Scholars gathered to present the findings of their research to an audience that included OHSU mentors, local college mentors, and representatives of the Murdock Trust. Murdock scholars are young scientists who spend ten weeks during the summer between their junior and senior undergraduate years working full-time on a scientific project under the direction of an established OHSU scientist. During their senior year, the scholars will continue to … Read More
The Office of Science Education Opportunities seeks volunteer reviewers for the Robert Gray Middle School science fair on Thursday, February 18. Robert Gray has a diverse student body—approximately 25 percent of students receive Free & Reduced Lunch, many live in nearby public housing, and multiple languages are spoken at the school. Reviewers will interview 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students individually about their science projects. Their evaluation will focus on how well each student uses … Read More