OCTRI Pilot Project Awards 2015

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.  

CATALYST PILOT AWARDEES

In 2015, 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.

Joshi Alumkal
“Bromodomain Inhibition For The Treatment Of Lethal Prostate Cancer”
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Willi Horner-Johnson
“Reproductive Health of Women with Disabilities Initiative”
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Stephen Lloyd
“DNA Glycosylases: Novel Targets for Small Molecule-induced Synthetic Lethality”
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William Messer
“Long-term DENV immunity in a human cohort”
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BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION AWARDEES

OCTRI funded three 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.

Erin W. Gilbert
“Eliminating retained surgical items using an embedded detector system”
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Gregory Landry
“Remote endarterectomy device”
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John Muschler
“Developing novel bioconjugates for the detection and treatment of bladder disease”
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