Thanks for a great 2019 Research Week!

OHSU Research Week depends on our wonderful volunteers every year. In 2019, more than 100 volunteers judged oral and poster presentations or helped wrangle posters, moderate breakout sessions, register judges and presenters, and more!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered, presented, judged or came and learned more about research across OHSU.

2019 Schedule Highlights

Monday, May 13

Morning and afternoon oral presentations, panel and poster session with Research Week opening reception.  

Panel: "There are no conflicts in research, right?"
A conversation on current trends and best practices related to conflicts of interest in research. Panelists include Andrew R.O. Watson, Ph.D., CLP; Kara Drolet, Ph.D.; Ken Gatter, M.D., J.D.; Mark K. Slifka Ph.D.; Jeff Jensen, M.D., M.P.H.; and Erick H Turner, M.D. 
1 to 2 p.m., OHSU Auditorium

Poster session and opening reception
Research Week kicks off with a festive poster session and reception in the OHSU Library. 
4 to 7 p.m., BICC 

Tuesday, May 14

Morning and afternoon oral presentations, keynote address, panel, science game show, awards and forum on gene editing. 

Sarah Andrea

Student's Choice Keynote Address
Sarah Andrea, M.P.H., Ph.D.,  OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Introduction by David Bangsberg, M.D., M.P.H., founding dean of the joint OHSU–PSU School of Public Health.
11 a.m. to noon, OHSU Auditorium

Andrea recently defended her dissertation on the effects of subminimum wage on maternal and child health. She published in the June 2018 American Journal of Epidemiology findings that service sector employees are more susceptible to mental health issues

Andrea's investigations of gender, racial and class-based inequities in health are fueled by her personal experience growing up in a working class family.

Panel: "Alternative Careers in Science"
Guest panelists discuss a range of career paths for Ph.D. science graduates
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., OHSU Auditorium

Research Game Shows
Three big games and two interstitials with mics, clickers and great prizes! 
4 to 5:30 p.m., OHSU Auditorium

Research Week Gene Repair Forum: A Discussion of Science and Ethics
5:30 to 7 p.m., OHSU Auditorium

OHSU researchers have been at the forefront of gene repair techniques, including the first demonstration of the CRISPR technique to repair a disease-causing mutation in humans.

The international community, led in part by OHSU faculty, has called for broad discussion on the implications and ethical uses of these techniques. How and when is it appropriate to carry out research with CRISPR and related techniques on human embryos? How should we regulate these techniques? How do we ensure all stakeholders’ voices are heard? 

Join the Research Week organizing committee and OHSU Research and Innovation for a university-wide discussion of emerging gene repair technologies. Short scientific presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, including opportunities for audience questions.

Panelists include:

  • Kurt Freeman, Professor of Pediatrics and Director Institute on Development and Disability, OHSU
  • Dana Braner, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, OHSU
  • Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Professor, ONPRC & Obstetrics and Gynecology, and director, Center for Embryonic Cell & Gene Therapy, OHSU
  • Paula Amato, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OHSU
  • Brian Cwik (panel moderator), Assistant Professor, Philosophy and University Studies, Portland State University

Wednesday, May 15

Clinical research day: Best practices, latest developments

Clinical research day with three plenary speakers and breakout sessions on clinical research topics ranging from regulatory issues and administrative support systems to subject recruitment.

Plenary talks are open to all

Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate professor of medicine, School of Medicine, OHSU 
9 to 10 a.m.

Douglas B. Pham, Pharm.D., J.D.
Regulatory counsel, FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Scientific Investigations
1 to 2 p.m.

Jennifer J. Cory Doeschot, M.A., CRA
Director of operations, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, Stanford University 
4 to 5 p.m.

Panel discussions 

  • Regulatory issues
  • Subject recruitment and retention
  • Special topics in clinical research
  • Clinical research administrative supports systems
  • Basics of clinical research

Gene Repair Forum: A discussion of science and ethics, May 14

OHSU researchers have been at the forefront of gene repair techniques, including the first demonstration of the CRISPR technique to repair a disease-causing mutation in humans. Join the Research Week organizing committee and OHSU Research and Innovation for a university-wide discussion of emerging gene repair technologies. Short scientific presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, including opportunities for audience questions. Panelists include Kurt Freeman, Dana Braner, Shoukhrat Mitalipov and Paula Amato from OHSU, moderated by Brian Cwik from PSU.

Clinical Research Day, May 15

Regulatory issues, recruitment and the future of clinical research will take center stage Wednesday, May 15. The Clinical Research Professional Conference runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a sponsored happy hour. The day includes breakout sessions on clinical research topics ranging from regulatory issues and administrative support systems to subject recruitment. Plenary speakers are Vinay Prasad, Douglas Pham and Jennifer Cory Doeschot. The event is a key component of the OHSU 2019 Research Week.

Art of Science competition: ​​​​​​​Call for entries

Hair cells

The 2019 OHSU Art of Science competition invites submissions of visual explorations of science. 

All OHSU community members are encouraged to submit up to three original images by May 8. Learn more about the competition and how to share your work. 

The Research Week experience

Why participate in OHSU Research Week? So that you can get the full experience of career development workshops, keynote speakers, and more than 200 poster and oral presentations.