OCTRI Pilot Project Awards 2014
Each year, OCTRI awards pilot project funding to exceptional clinical and translational research projects and joins with strategic partners to leverage these resources across OHSU.
BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION AWARDEES
OCTRI funded five projects designed to identify and foster creative bioengineering solutions for important health care problems. Well-developed ideas and visions of the end products, as well as collaboration between clinician scientists and bioengineering led to these innovative solutions. Collaboration allows the identification of a significant clinical problem, an innovative idea for a device to address the problem, bioengineering approaches for device development, and early clinical validations of device effectiveness.
Major funding for the Biomedical Innovation Program comes from OCTRI, with supplemental support from the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) and in collaboration with OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development.
“Minimally-invasive biomarkers to monitor treatment response in AML”
“Deep brain stimulation for treatment of obesity”
“Device to prevent posterior capsule opacification after cataract surgery”
“Internet Mindfulness Meditation Intervention”
CATALYST PILOT AWARDEES
In 2014, OCTRI funded three projects designed to enhance translational research at OHSU. These novel, collaborative, multidisciplinary studies will lead to further research and funding in translational research. The funding was made available through institutional support of OCTRI from the School of Medicine and the Office of the VP Research.
"Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation: Research Cohort Development"
"From Mother to Baby: Blocking Lung Disease and the Epigenetic Changes in Childhood Caused by Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy"
"Oregon Animation Test for Social Reciprocity"