If your lab found a genetic mutation with the potential to start a pandemic in humans, would you publish your findings? An article, “The Limits of Government Regulation of Science,” published earlier this month in Science, asks just that. According to Mark Peters, OHSU’s Export Compliance Officer, this article is a great primer regarding the export compliance side of research and how the U.S. Government can and may use this to control the distribution of … Read More
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Do you work in Baird Hall, MacKenzie Hall, the Medical Research Building, Richard Jones Hall, or the Vollum Institute? Visit OHSU’s Facilities and Logistics blog to learn about this month’s emergency electric-power generator tests taking place Wednesday, March 14.
Planning international travel? Contact OHSU’s Export Controls Office for assistance. Earlier this month, The New York Times published an article about the need for tighter electronic security when traveling internationally. Admittedly, some of the safety precautions mentioned “seem straight from a spy film,” but the article is a must read for scientists who may unwittingly be targets for cyber theft. Also recommended: The Knoepfler Stem Cell Lab Blog, written by a faculty member at the … Read More
Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs lying around the house? Help prevent accidental overdose or addiction by participating in OHSU’s Take Back Prescription Drugs event on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marquam Hill’s Emergency Department. The drop off is free, open to the general public, and “no questions asked.” OHSU employees: download a poster that you can share with colleagues or friends, or visit the Facilities & Logistics … Read More
Would you know what to do if you received a suspicious package in the mail? Public Safety has put together a quick guide to remind OHSU employees how to identify and handle suspicious packages or mail. If you have specific questions, contact Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org or at ext. 4-7744 (non-emergency).
Every so often, your building requires routine maintenance to improve heating, cooling and chemical/fume hood services. This Friday, it’s the Vollum Institute’s turn. If you work in the Vollum, here’s what you need to know: On Friday, July 29, 2011 from 4 to 9 a.m., all floors of the Vollum Institute will be affected by routine maintenance of the ventilation system. Chemical/fume hoods will not be available during this time. Please close your hood sashes … Read More
If you are mentoring a student this summer, please refer to the updated guidelines below, prepared by the Office of Science Education Opportunities in cooperation with Risk Management and Human Resources. These guidelines are for use beginning immediately. You will register your student with Research and Academic Volunteer Services if he/she is (all must apply): 16 years of age or older commits to at least 40 hours of work total does not have the same … Read More
Mentoring high school and undergraduate students is an important part of our research work at OHSU. Here’s a checklist of steps you need to take to ensure your trainee has the best experience possible: What we need to know about volunteers and interns If you are mentoring a high school or undergraduate student or teacher this summer, either on your own or through any program (such as CURE, ASE, OIDD Summer Youth Employment Program, Murdock … Read More
Greg Moawad, our new director of Public Safety, is passionate about safety and security across all of OHSU’s missions, including research. If you haven’t already watched his new video, available in both English and Spanish, head over to the Facilities and Logistics blog to check it out.
A message from Environmental Health & Radiation Safety Director John W. Burnham, PhD: Dear colleagues, As many of you know, on the evening of February 17th there was a chemical spill in the Medical Research Building (MRB) that resulted in the evacuation of the building. A small quantity of acrolein was spilled on an open bench top. Acrolein is volatile and can cause serious irritation to the eyes and respiratory system at very low levels. … Read More