OCTRI Pilot Project Awards 2012
Each year, OCTRI awards pilot project funding to exceptional clinical and translational research projects.This year, OCTRI joined with strategic partners to leverage resources and offer awards in targeted areas like primate research and community-based participatory research.
CATALYST PILOT AWARDEES
In 2012, OCTRI funded five 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.
"Catalyzing ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder Centers via Advancing Brain Imaging Development in Rodent Models"
Janne Boone-Heinonen & Traci Rieckmann
"Astoria Women's Heart Health Initiative: Cohort Development Pilot"
"Genetic Association in Aminoglycoside-Induced Ototoxicity"
"Preventing Acquired Hearing Loss in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit"
Tom Scanlan & David Koeller
"A Pharmacologic Strategy for Genetic Complementation in X-linked ALD: Novel Use of the Thyromimetic Compound Sobetirome"
Community Pilot Project Awardees
OCTRI awarded two Community Pilot Projects to community-based research projects building on OCTRI's commitment to work collaboratively with community organizations, health care practices and researchers to study how best to improve the health of Oregonians.
Corliss McKeever & Christina Nicolaidis
"Research on the Acceptability and Feasibility of a Community-Based Wellness Program to Reduce Depression in African-Americans"
Belle Shepherd & Joanne Noone
"Development of a Theater Intervention to Promote Latino Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication"