Posts Tagged ‘School of Medicine’

125th lecture series: Sir Bruce Ponder discusses genes and cancer, July 9

For the next event in the 125th Anniversary Lecture Series, the OHSU School of Medicine in conjunction with the Knight Cancer Institute invite you to a lecture from Sir Bruce Ponder, M.D., Ph.D., FRS, professor of oncology and director, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, University of Cambridge. When: July 9, 2013 at 4 p.m. Where: OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium Who: All OHSU faculty, staff and trainees About the lecture Dr. Ponder will update … Read More

OHSU hosts John M. Brookhart lecturer Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., May 16

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology invites you to attend the 23nd Annual John M. Brookhart Lecture. This year, we’re pleased to be hosting Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor; Head, Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, Rockefeller University. Dr. Bargmann will be discussing the “Neuromodulation and regulation of long-term behavioral states.” The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Medical Student Lecture Hall, Richard Jones … Read More

School of Medicine Research Event Grants, proposals due Feb. 8

The OHSU School of Medicine is accepting proposals to fund gatherings such as symposia, conferences, workshops and retreats that advance the aims of the School of Medicine’s Research Roadmap. These grants (up to $8,000 each) should accomplish one or more of the following: Support the advancement of an emerging area of research that is interdisciplinary in nature Encourage collaboration between basic and clinical research faculty Increase awareness among faculty of an emerging area of research … Read More

W. M. Keck Foundation to support new microscopy collaboration at OHSU

The OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB), a multidisciplinary center within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and School of Medicine, has been awarded $1 million by the W. M. Keck Foundation to support the world’s first microscope that integrates both light and electron microscope techniques. This state-of-the-art technology, being developed in collaboration with Hillsboro-based FEI, allows researchers to associate cell behavior to precise points in the cellular architecture. Researchers from around the globe, including OHSU, … Read More

OHSU study calls attention to health care disparities experienced by autistic adults

A recently published study, headed by Christina Nicolaidis, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine, found a significant difference between the reported quality of health care experienced by autistic adults and non-autistic adults. Overall, autistic adults were less likely to utilize preventative services, and reported a greater number of unmet health care needs as well as a higher use of the emergency department. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, surveyed 209 autistic adults and 228 non-autistic … Read More

OHSU researchers link increased protein production in nerve cells to hypertension

School of Dentistry researchers in collaboration from researchers from the School of Medicine’s Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physiology & Pharmacology published a study in The Journal of Neuroscience Research that is the first to link blood pressure with the production and secretion of a protein in nerve cells known as BDNF, or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor. It appears that pressure-sensitive nerve cell production of BDNF increases substantially during hypertension, which suggests that this research has serious implications for the … Read More

OHSU’s Oregon Journal of Orthopaedics published!

The Oregon Journal of Orthopaedics, also known as OJO, is a new publication that highlights the leading edge research being undertaken by the OHSU Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation’s faculty, residents and fellows. The journal was edited by Richard Myers, M.D., Brent Roster, M.D., Alex DeHaan, M.D. and John Seddon, M.D., and will be published annually. Visit the School of Medicine Research Voice for more info. Great work, Orthopaedics!

OHSU hosts John M. Brookhart lecturer William Catterall, Ph.D., June 27

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology invites you to attend the 22nd Annual John M. Brookhart Lecture. This year, we’re pleased to be hosting William A. Catterall, Ph.D, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington. Dr. Catterall will be discussing the “Structure and Function of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels at Atomic Resolution.” The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Medical Student Lecture Hall, Richard Jones Hall 4320, on … Read More

School of Medicine Graduate Studies Awards due March 30 and April 13

The following School of Medicine Graduate Studies Awards are due March 30, 2012. For more information, click the links below: Outstanding Master’s Thesis – For an outstanding Master’s thesis by a School of Medicine graduate student who will graduate in June 2012. The individual will be recognized at the School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony on June 4, 2012. John A. Resko PhD Dissertation Award – For an outstanding PhD dissertation by a School of Medicine … Read More

OHSU leaders advocate for NIH research funding in local newspaper

Don’t miss the op-ed in today’s print and online editions of The Oregonian, written by Mark Richardson, M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine, and Dan Dorsa, Ph.D., Vice President for Research. In the article, Drs. Richardson and Dorsa argue that federal funding for biomedical research is vital to both Oregon’s health and economy. Do you agree? Share the article with your friends and family. View the article on

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