OHSU Research Week is back and, for the first time since the pandemic began, so too are the live reception and poster session. This year’s event will include both in-person and virtual offerings.

View the list of presenters in the poster and oral sessions here.

Questions about Research Week? Contact Kate Stout.

Research Week Online Keynote

The Next Ten Years: NCATS' Audacious Goals
Monday, May 1, 12 noon

Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D., is the director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Rutter oversees the planning and execution of the Center’s multifaceted programs that aim to overcome scientific and operational barriers to developing and delivering new treatments and other health solutions.  

Since Rutter's appointment as NCATS director in 2022, NCATS has established ambitious goals for more treatments to all people more quickly). Most importantly, all aspects of the biomedical research enterprise — everything from training and career development, preclinical research and drug development, to clinical trials and implementation — should reflect the diversity of our country, so that everyone can benefit from the results.  

Prior to joining NCATS, Rutter served as the director of scientific programs within the All of Us Research Program. At NIH, she also has led the Division of Neuroscience and Behavior at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Rutter also coordinated the NIDA Genetics Consortium and biospecimen repository.

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2023 Agenda






  • NW Women's Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research Conference Register here.
Joni Rutter, Ph.D.

12 noon | Research Week Online Keynote: The Next Ten Years: NCATS' Audacious Goals

Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

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Post Doctoral Scholars Special Events
Location: MacKenzie Hall 3198

11 a.m. | Early Career Panel for Postdoctoral Scholars
Come learn and ask questions of a variety of early career professionals in academic and academic-related fields.

12 noon | Lunch and Learn
Enjoy lunch while listening to the virtual keynote for OHSU Research Week, Joni Rutter, PhD, Director for the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

1 - 3:30 p.m. | Postdoctoral Research Presentations
Hear about the work of recent Postdoc Travel Award recipients! OHSU swag will also be available.

Registration is requested for catering purposes. Contact Kimbree Brown, Ph.D., with questions.

People talk at a conference.

4 - 5 p.m. | Poster Session I
Location: BICC Library

Featured topics: All post doctoral fellows and scholars, Biochemisty, Cancer Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, Clinical and Systems Science, Developmental Biology, Environmental Health, Genetics, Heart Lung and Blood, Informatics/Data Science, Materials Science, Oral Health, Public Health, Rehabilitation, and Reproductive Biology

People talk at a conference.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Poster Session II
Location: BICC Library

Featured topics: Bacteriology, Bioinformatics, Developmental Biology, Early Childhood Development, Epidemiology, Health Services, Imaging, Immunology, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition Sciences, Pharmacology, Rehabilitation, Reproductive Biology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Surgery

Teddy bear with face mask.

9 - 10:30 a.m. | Oral Session: Pediatrics
Location: Old Library Room 211

Surgery tools

9 - 10:30 a.m. | Oral Session: Surgery 1
Location: Old Library Room 221

Cancer cells

10:30 a.m. - noon | Oral Session: Cancer Biology 1
Location: Old Library Room 217

Computer rendering of a neuron

12:30 - 2 p.m. | Oral Session: Neuroscience
Location: Old Library Room 211


2 - 3:30 p.m. | Oral Session: Health Services 1
Location: Old Library Room 221

Computer rendering of a heart muscle

3:30 - 5 p.m. | Oral Session: Heart, Lung, and Blood
Location: Old Library Room 217

Dr. Barry James Marshall

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health: Man vs. Helicobactor
Location: Robertson Life Sciences Center, Auditorium 3A001

Professor Barry James Marshall
Nobel Laureate, Medicine
University of Western Australia Director, Marshall Centre for Infectious Disease

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9 - 10:30 a.m. | Oral Session: Genetics/Genomics
Location: Old Library Room 211

Cancer cells

9 - 10:30 a.m. | Oral Session: Cancer Biology 2
Location: Old Library Room 221


10:30 a.m. - noon | Oral Session: Health Services 2
Location: Old Library Room 217

Surgery tools

12:30 - 2 p.m. | Oral Session: Surgery 2
Location: Old Library Room 221

people walking in a park

2 - 3:30 p.m. | Oral Session: Public Health
Location: Old Library Room 211

cartoon of cells

3:30 - 5 p.m. | Oral Session: Cellular, Molecular, and Microbiology
Location: Old Library Room 221

Portland Clinical Research Professional Virtual Conference

Meeting the Challenges of an Evolving Clinical Trial Research Ecosystem

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), Oregon Health & Science University, and the Oregon Chapter of SOCRA invite you to attend our fifth Clinical Research Professional Conference hosted from Portland, OR.

This conference is designed for clinical research professionals who have the role of ensuring the ongoing integrity of research within their institutions.

All OHSU members can register for $10.00 each. OHSU members should use the code OHSU to receive their discounted place.

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7: 45 a.m. | Keynote: Diversity in Research

Keisha D. Robinson, M.B.A., M.P.M.
Assistant Professor of Practice, Southern Illinois University

9 a.m. | Clinical Trial Agreements

Jody Ingebritsen-Howe
Manager, Clinical Research Contracts & Compliance, WCG

9 a.m. | Breakout: Sikhs in Clinical Research

Ekta Grewal, MSC
New Life Clinical Research

10:15 a.m. | Investigator Initiated Trials

Kristin Surdam, M.S., P.M.P., CCRC
Florence Healthcare

10:15 a.m. | Breakout: Data Safety Monitoring Boards

James Riddle, MCSE, CIP, CPIA, CRQM
Vice President of Services & Strategic Consulting, Advarra

11:30 a.m. | Keynote: Updates from the FDA

Laurie Muldowney, M.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Scientific Investigations, Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration

1 p.m. | Interactive Clinical Trials Knowledge Quiz

Beau Bruneau
Senior Innovations Business Analyst, Florence Healthcare

1 p.m. | Breakout: Case Report from Creation

David Hammond, M.S., C.P.T.
Principal Regulatory Consultant, Hammon Clinical Trial Consulting, LLC

2:15 p.m. | What do you need to know about Gene Therapy Trials

Neil Bailey, M.Sc., and Krish Patel, M.D.
Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle

2:15 p.m. | Breakout: Regulatory Binders

Amy Greathouse
Manager, Regional Research Regulatory Affairs, Providence Health & Services

3:30 p.m. | The Importance of the Patient Perspective in Clinical Trials

Joseph Parks
President, Clinexcel, LLC

3:30 p.m. | Breakout: Data Sharing

Carly Marten and Christine Suver
Sage Bionetworks

Innovation Day

Learn how to turn imaginative science into real-world health care solutions. All of these events will be online.

Please register for this online event. Find panel details and more information on OHSU Innovates.

Dr. Azurii Collier

10 a.m. | Innovation & Commercialization Keynote: Imagine our world: Creating impact in biotechnology

Azurii Collier, Ph.D.
President, Women in Bio

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Online Panels:

11 a.m. | Beating the odds: overcoming barriers and turning science into solutions

A panel discussion from local insiders that are building programs to help inventors and entrepreneurs overcome barriers in getting their ideas to market.

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1 p.m. | An insider’s guide to scientific careers outside of academia

A chance for early career scientists to learn about career paths outside of academic science and hear first-hand from those in alternative fields such as business development, intellectual property law, industry science and venture capital.

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2 p.m. | OHSU innovation showcase

A showcase of innovative science happening at OHSU covering the spectrum of the innovation process, including industry collaboration, early stage technology development and startup company formation.

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Neurology Research Day

12 noon | Oral Presentations | Old Library Room 217

1 - 2 p.m. | Poster Presentations | Old Library Great Hall

Trainees and early junior faculty from the Department of Neurology will present their research or scholarly activities. This event is hosted and sponsored by the Department of Neurology, but all are welcome to attend.

NW Women's Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research Conference

OHSU Auditorium and Old Library | Register

This conference will unite researchers focused on women’s health and sex/gender differences from across the state.

8:30 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast

9:15 a.m. | Translating science in medicine: The role of sex in the biology of non-AIDS age-related comorbidities

Igho Ofotokun, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director of the Emory BIRCWH
Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and co-director of the NIH-funded Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Research Core

10:15 a.m. | Oral Presentations

12:15 p.m.| Lunch and Poster Sessions

1:15 p.m. | Improving diversity in clinical trials: OHSU Women's Health Research Unit approach

Marci R. Messerle Forbes, RN, MSN, ND, FNP
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
OHSU School of Medicine

1:45 p.m. | Projected health and economic consequences of the end of Roe

Diana Greene Foster, Ph.D.
Professor in Residence, UCSF Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)
Author of: The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women and the Consequences of Having – or Being Denied – an Abortion

2:45 p.m. | Moderated Discussion

3:45 p.m. | Prizes, Raffle, Evaluation and Closing

4 p.m. | Cocktail Social Hour