The abstract portal is live. Abstracts for Research Week 2024 are accepted Monday, January 22, to midnight, March 1. Visit the Abstracts page for submission details.

Monday, May 6, 12 noon | Research Week Online Keynote

Mary Woolley
President, Research!America

Mary Woolley is the president of Research!America, an alliance that advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. Under her leadership, Research!America has earned the attention and respect of elected and appointed officials, researchers in the public, private and academic sectors, media, and community leaders with its record of innovation in advocacy for research. Research!America’s reports and publications, Web sites, and constituent education initiatives have been honored by leading regional and international communications and advocacy organizations.

A native of Chicago, Woolley received a bachelor of science from Stanford University and a master of arts from San Francisco State University. In her early career, Woolley served as San Francisco project director for the then largest-ever NIH-funded clinical trial, the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT). In 1981, she became administrator of the Medical Research Institute of San Francisco, and in 1986 was named the Institute’s executive director and CEO. Woolley has served as president and CEO of Research!America since 1990.

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2024 Tentative Agenda


  • Research Week Online Keynote
  • Post Doctoral Scholars Special Events
  • Oral Presentations
  • Portraits
  • Poster Sessions and Reception


  • Students' Choice Keynote
  • Students Professional Development Special Events
  • Portraits
  • Oral Presentations




  • Clinical Research Day
Mary Woolley

12 noon | Research Week Online Keynote

Mary Woolley, President, Research!America

Elisabeth Bik portrait

12 noon | Students' Choice Keynote

Elisabeth Bik, Ph.D., Science Integrity Consultant, Harbers Bik, LLC.

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

7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. | OHSU Auditorium and Great Hall

See the complete agenda.

Judith Regensteiner, Ph.D.

8:45 - 9:35 a.m. | Keynote

Judith Regensteiner, Ph.D. 
Co-Founder and Director, Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research
University of Colorado

9:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Presentations from BIRCWH and WRHR Scholars

12:10 - 1 p.m. | Lunch and networking

1 - 2:35 p.m. | Presentations from early stage investigators

2:50 - 4:15 p.m. | Presentations from collaborative researchers

4:15 - 5 p.m. | Poster session and reception

Neuroscience Futures Seminar Series

Marilena Sosa portrait

4 p.m. | Vollum M1441 and online

Marilena Sosa, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurobiology
Stanford University


Innovation Day

David Huang portrait

Learn more about Innovation Day.

10 a.m. | Innovation & Commercialization Keynote | online

David Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology, OHSU School of Medicine
Professior of Biomedical Engineering, OHSU School of Medicine
World Family Chair in Ophthalmic Imaging
Associate Director and Director of Research, Casey Eye Institute

Hear from Lasker Award winner and OHSU’s own David Huang about his journey as an inventor of optical coherence tomography, an imaging technique that revolutionized how eye diseases are diagnosed and treated.

11 a.m. | OHSU innovation showcase | online

Learn about some of the latest inventions, industry partnerships and startup companies happening at OHSU.

1 p.m. | Marketing you science to industry | online

Tailor your scientific pitch for industry audiences with tips and tricks from a panel of experts.

4 p.m. | Careers in venture capital and scientific startups | OHSU Auditorium

Get advice on how to break into the entrepreneurial world and what to expect when you get there from career entrepreneurs and investors.

Neurology Research Day

12 - 2 p.m. | Presentations | OHSU Auditorium

2 - 3 p.m. | Poster session and reception| OHSU Great Hall

Clinical Research Day

Stay tuned for information about the Portland Clinical Research Professional conference held virtually and hosted in collaboration with Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR).