Posts Tagged ‘research’

White House to request $1 billion for cancer research

President Obama is seeking $755 million in cancer research funding as part of his 2017 budget. Congress has already approved $195 million in research funding in 2016, which would bring total funding to nearly $1 billion over the next two years. These funds are meant to jump-start ongoing research as part of the Administration’s “moonshot” goal of curing cancer. A task force led by Vice President Biden and including representatives from the NIH, DHHS, DoD, FDA, … Read More

Open Insight lecture double-feature: Shreejoy Tripathy, Ph.D., Jan. 27

Don’t miss these two exciting events at the OHSU library this week: Shreejoy Tripathy, Ph.D., postdoc at the Centre for High-Throughput Biology at the University of British Columbia and founder of NeuroElectro.org will be visiting campus this Wednesday, Jan. 27, as part of the OHSU Library-sponsored Open Insight lecture series. The Library is hosting a lunch-time event with Tripathy from 12 to 1 p.m. in BICC 429.  The session, “More than your results:  A roundtable discussion on … Read More

Five OHSU researchers among the most influential scientific minds of 2015

Thomson Reuters has named five OHSU researchers among their list of the world’s most influential scientific minds 0f 2015. The annual list comprises authors whose work has consistently wielded great influence in the form of citations from fellow scientists. This year’s list includes five OHSU researchers from three different disciplines: Biology and Biochemistry   Eric Gouaux, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Jennifer and Bernard Lacroute Term Chair in Neuroscience Research     Clinical Medicine   … Read More

Epic for research: Drop-in sessions begin Jan. 19

The ITG Epic Research Team is now hosting monthly drop-in sessions on the third Tuesday of every month in BICC 120, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  These sessions are for any research staff who have questions about using Epic for research, need some one-on-one help using Epic for research, want to learn Epic tips, tricks, and shortcuts for better efficiency, or anyone who has ideas or requests related to using Epic for research that you’d like to share with the … Read More

Researchers discuss out-of-hospital births in NEJM online forum starting Jan. 6

The NEJM Group Open Forum, a live, online discussion intended to generate conversation around important (and sometimes controversial) ideas, will feature a trio of OHSU researchers for the next 10 days. Jonathan Snowden, Ph.D., Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D., and Ellen Tilden, Ph.D., C.N.M., whose article about out-of-hospital births and birth outcomes is at the center of the current forum, will each log in daily to respond to comments and questions asked by the online community. See what others are saying … Read More

OHSU study sheds light on risks of giving birth in and out of a hospital setting

The out-of-hospital birth rate in Oregon is the highest of any state (4%) and nationally, more and more women are choosing to give birth at home. This national trend has drawn increased attention to an ongoing debate over whether it’s safe to give birth in an out-of-hospital setting. A new study published the Dec. 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by OHSU researchers provides detailed answers to shed light on the issue. The … Read More

Clarifications on new NIH requirement to consider sex as a biological variable

This past summer, we reported on a new NIH policy that goes into effect Jan. 25, 2016, requiring a deliberate approach to the consideration of sex as a biological variable (SAVB) in pre-clinical research. In a Dec. 11 Open Mike blog post, Deputy Director for Extramural Research Michael Lauer, Ph.D., clarified the application and review process and provided additional information on the origins of the policy. A current high-priority focus at NIH is improved rigor and transparency in federally … Read More

Researchers discover a network of genes that control when puberty begins

Researchers at OHSU and the University of Pittsburgh have identified members of an elaborate superfamily of genes that regulate the timing of puberty in highly evolved nonhuman primates. The Zinc finger, or ZNF, gene family comprises approximately 800 individual genes. A handful of genes in this network serve as a “neurobiological brake” that delay the activation of hypothalamic genes responsible for launching puberty until the end of childhood, thereby preventing the premature awakening of the process. The … Read More

Collaboration accelerates research for acute myeloid leukemia

Less than 25 percent of patients newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) survive beyond five years. The disease causes more than 10,000 deaths a year in the U.S., and treatment options have remained largely unchanged in 30 years. In 2013, OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute teamed up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to find a path to treatment for this complex form of leukemia. Their research initiative, Beat AML, brought together nine drug companies and … Read More

University Shared Resources funding, deadline extended to Dec. 2

The deadline for the following opportunity has been extended to December 2, 2015: The University Shared Resources (USR) program and the Senior Vice President for Research office are soliciting grant applications for the USR Core Pilot Grants program. Each grant will provide up to $10,000 to investigators for pre-award or pilot data generated in the cores. Eligible costs are for core services associated with the development and submission of new grants, including consultation time, reagents, supplies, … Read More

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