Medical Research Foundation

The Medical Research Foundation supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon through a program of competitively awarded research grants. The foundation also presents awards to outstanding Oregon scientists and mentors.  

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Find information in MRF awards

MRF awards please note: The new deadline for award nominations is June 21, 2019.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the MRF Awards

The awards were presented at a reception on November 26, 2018 in Portland.

Shannon K. McWeeney, Ph.D.

Shannon K. McWeeney, Ph.D.
Mentor Award
OHSU

David H. Ellison, M.D.

David H. Ellison, M.D.
Discovery Award
OHSU

Michael D. Pluth, Ph.D.

Michael D. Pluth, Ph.D.
Richard T. Jones New Investigator Award
University of Oregon

MRF Research and Education Committee 2018-2019

Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.
Chief Research Officer
Professor of Otolaryngology
OHSU
Portland, OR

Daniel Dorsa, Ph.D.
Former Senior Vice President for Research
OHSU
Portland, OR

Robert Duvoisin, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
OHSU
Portland, OR

Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Director, Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center
Director, Oregon Institute for Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness
OHSU
Portland, OR

Jon D. Hennebold, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences
OHSU
Portland, OR

Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
OHSU
Portland, OR

P. Andrew Karplus, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

David M. Koeller, M.D.
Professor, Metabolic Pediatric Clinic
OHSU
Portland, OR

Scott M. Landfear, Ph.D. 
Professor and Vice Chair, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
OHSU
Portland, OR

Peter Mayinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
OHSU
Portland, OR

Brad J. Nolen, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Jason Podrabsky, Ph.D. 
Chair, Professor of Biology
Portland State University
Portland, OR

Thomas Scanlan, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Director, Program in Chemical Biology
OHSU
Portland, OR

Virginia Tilden, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor, School of Nursing
Senior Associate Dean for Research
OHSU
Portland, OR