OHSU Primate Center Scientists Receive Award for Scientific Discovery Video
Masahito Tachibana, M.D., Ph.D., Michelle Sparman, and Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., received First Prize for Technical Achievement in Video 2010. They presented their video entitled "Chromosome Transfer in Mature Oocytes" at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Denver, Colorado on October 26, 2010.
The Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU is one of eight national primate centers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The centers serve as a location for health studies that require animal based research. At the Oregon center, main areas of research are the study of neurological disorders such as MS and Parkinson's diseases, research into addressing fertility problems and preventing premature birth and infectious disease research focusing on diseases such as AIDS.
ONPRC is a registered research institution, inspected regularly by the United States Department of Agriculture. It operates in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and has an assurance of regulatory compliance on file with the National Institutes of Health. The ONPRC also participates in the voluntary accreditation program overseen by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university, and only academic health center. As Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves more than 184,000 patients, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,900 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.