Posts Tagged ‘prize’

Nomination deadline for Gruber Genetics and Neuroscience Prizes is Dec. 15

Genetics Prize The unrestricted $500,000 prize is presented to a leading scientist, or group of scientists (up to three), in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. These contributions may include original discoveries in genetic function, regulation, transmission, and variation, as well as in genomic organization. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary genetic research or problems. Neuroscience Prize This … Read More

NIH issues “Follow that Cell” challenge, offering $500,000 in prizes

The NIH is challenging researchers to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000 for developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment. “Advances in cellular analysis promise earlier diagnosis and … Read More

Cardiovascular researcher wins prestigious young investigator’s award

Chi Young Shim, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award at last week’s American Society of Echocardiography 25th Annual Scientific Sessions. Dr. Shim presented the results of a study which used molecular imaging with “smart” targeted microbubbles to detect the sticking of platelets to the vessel wall at various stages of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries due to plaque build-up, can … Read More

Nominations open for $3 million Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences, which are intended to award research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life, with special attention to recent discoveries. Anyone may nominate a candidate, but all submissions must be completed by a third party. Nominations will be accepted through October 2, 2013. Up to five prizes of $3 million each will be awarded. The prize is sponsored by Art Levinson, Sergey … Read More

Reminder: $500 prize for Postdoc Paper of the Year, submissions due Dec. 31

Submissions for the School of Medicine Alumni Association Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award are due by December 31, 2012. This award aims to acknowledge and reward quality laboratory research conducted by School of Medicine postdoctoral fellows. A $500 prize will be awarded to the individual whose paper is selected. The winner will present his or her paper at the annual OHSU Research Week in May 2013. Entrants whose papers are selected as finalists must … Read More

Researchers take first and second place in OHSU-wide scavenger hunt

We’re excited to announce that two teams of OHSU researchers took home first and second place in the recent OHSU-wide 125th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt. In first place, members of team “Extracellular Matrix” took home $250 each. Team members included: Tiera Liby, a research associate with Biomedial Engineering Katie Johnson, a research assistant with Molecular and Medical Genetics Joe Garay, a postdoctoral researcher with Biomedical Engineering Shenda Gu, a research assistant with Biomedical Engineering Spencer Watson, … Read More

Vilcek prize in biomedical sciences, applications due Aug 14

If you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, who’s 38 or younger and was born abroad, consider applying for the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Three scientists who have shown extraordinary promise will receive an unrestricted $35,000 cash prize. Applications are due August 14, 2012. For more information or to apply, visit

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