Posts Tagged ‘pediatrics’

Internal funding opportunites for cancer research

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is now accepting applications for two unique funding opportunities: The purpose of the Umpqua Bank Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research is to cultivate outstanding pediatric cancer research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data for peer-reviewed national funding or career development proposals. Scientific excellence will be the key review element for applications with a priority on research that has the greatest potential to yield improvements in cancer therapy, … Read More

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Psychosocial Grants LOIs due July 18

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is committed to addressing the psychosocial and behavioral health outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. To this end, NEW Psychosocial Grants are being offered to fill a direct need for research funding by supporting studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer … Read More

OHSU researchers develop safer vector for lentivirus gene therapy

Gene therapy, a promising clinical approach to treat patients with a range of inherited diseases, often uses vectors derived from lentiviruses to insert a correcting genetic sequence into the patient’s stem cell chromosomes. While this type of treatment can provide long-term cures for inherited diseases, vectors from these viruses can also inadvertently activate cancer-causing genes because of the way they stitch or “integrate” the therapeutic DNA with human DNA. Avoiding these unwanted integrations while retaining the correcting gene has … Read More

Friends of Doernbecher research grant applications due Feb. 21

Friends of Doernbecher, a volunteer organization that raises funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU, seeks proposals for pediatric-related research projects and programs. The grant program, which provides up to $175,000, is open to any employee of OHSU or Doernbecher proposing research related to children’s health. This includes, but is not limited to, OHSU and Doernbecher faculty, clinical and research staff, graduate students, medical students, fellows, and postdoctoral fellows. Grant applications are due February 21, … Read More

CureSearch Walk with “Grimm” star, Aug. 10

The Doernbecher Knights are hosting a team at the Portland CureSearch Walk with special guest and team member Sasha Roiz from NBC’s “Grimm.” The walk will take place at Sellwood River Front Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10. Registration is available online or at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. Proceeds from the walk will fund research to fight childhood cancer, some of which come directly back to OHSU Doernbecher’s Childhood Cancer … Read More

Pediatrics Research Seminar: Ernesto R. Bongarzone, Ph.D., July 8

The OHSU Department of Pediatrics is excited to welcome Ernesto R. Bongarzoon, Ph.D., as guest speaker for the upcoming installment of their research seminar series. Dr. Bongarzone, associate professor & director of Graduate Studies at The Myelin Regeneration Group, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Illinois, Chicago, will talk on “The Complexity of Myelin Disorders: Lessons from Krabbe Disease.” This seminar starts at noon on Monday, July 8, 2013 in the Vey Auditorium, 11th floor … Read More

OHSU Gene Therapy Working Group Symposium, Nov. 28

The OHSU Gene Therapy Working Group and the Rare Disorders Research Consortium invite you to attend an afternoon event to showcase OHSU’s Gene Therapy research excellence. “The Resurgent Promise of Gene Therapy” Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Joseph Vey Conference Center Featuring “Genetic Manipulation of Stem Cells” by keynote speaker David W. Russell, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Division of Hematology and investigator and Markey Molecular Medicine Center at University … Read More

2012-2013 Friends of Doernbecher grant recipients

For the past thirteen years, the Friends of Doernbecher have funded a grant program that awards $100,000 annually to Doernbecher faculty or staff to pursue research or develop projects and programs at the hospital. In many cases, this kind of initial funding provides seed money to get projects underway and provides a platform and track record, which will assist in securing longer-term funding from the NIH or other sources. Congratulations to the following recipients of … Read More

OHSU researchers: Do pacifiers really decrease breastfeeding rates?

In 2011, OHSU’s Mother-Baby Unit stopped routine distribution of pacifiers to breastfeeding newborns in accordance with recommendations by the Joint Commission and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Their goal was to increase the number of infants in the unit who were breastfed only and received no supplemental formula. What happened, though, was quite the opposite. When the no-pacifier policy was implemented, the percent of exclusively breastfed infants dropped from 79 to 68 percent. During the … Read More

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