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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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MRF Research and Education Committee 2020-2021

Daniel Dorsa, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Physiology and Pharmacology
OHSU
Portland, OR

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

Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Director, Oregon Institute for Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness
Director, Scientific Resource Center for the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Centers Program
Co-Director, Center of Excellence & K12 Career Develop Program in Learning Health System Science
OHSU
Portland, OR

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

Emily Ho, Ph.D.
Director, Linus Pauling Institute
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Vice-Chair of Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Director, Women's Health Research Unit 
OHSU
Portland, OR

David M. Koeller, M.D.
Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics
OHSU
Portland, OR

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

Ken-ichi Noma, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Director, Program in Chemical Biology
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Tamara J. Phillips Richards, Ph.D.
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Medical Center
Director, Portland Alcohol Research Center
Interim Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience
OHSU
Portland, OR 

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

Virginia Tilden, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor, School of Nursing
Special Assistant to the Dean, OHSU School of Nursing
OHSU
Portland, OR

Scientific Review Committee FY2022

The Scientific Review Committee is a peer review group for research grant funding opportunities internal to OHSU and for outside organizations in Oregon such as the Medical Research Foundation. It reports to OHSU Research and Innovation.

Committee Chair
Robert M. Duvoisin, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry, School of Medicine

Anthony P. Barnes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine

Blair Darney, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Monika Davare, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, School of Medicine

Khashayar Farsad, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology, School of Medicine

Susan Gurley, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine
Division Head, Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine

Nathalie Huguet, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine

Alina Maloyan, Ph.D, FAHA 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine
Joint Faculty, Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
Joint Faculty, Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry, School of Medicine
Faculty, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine

Martina Ralle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
Director, USR Elemental Analysis Core

Lina A. J. Reiss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine

Julie A. Saugstad, Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine

Benjamin Sivyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry, School of Medicine

Lydie Trautmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute

Kevin M. Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vollum Institute
Scientist, Vollum Institute

Katharine E. Zuckerman, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Associate Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health