Note that all Research Week events will be virtual this year.

View the abstracts submitted via the OHSU Institutional Repository.

View the presentations lined up for each oral session.

Keynote schedule

Monday, May 2: Students Choice Keynote
Colin Coleman, Ph.D. candidate
Cell and Developmental Biology, OHSU
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Tuesday, May 3: Research Week Keynote
Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D., associate dean of research
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
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Tuesday, May 3: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Keynote
Nina Kraus, Ph.D., Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology
Northwestern University

View the recording. (Dr. Kraus's keynote starts at 1:52:00.)

Wednesday, May 4: Brain Awareness Lecture Keynote
Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D., professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, and scientist
Advanced Imaging Research Center and Oregon National Primate Research Center

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Thursday, May 5: Innovation Day Keynote
Paul R. Sandberg, president, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
University Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, USF Health

Thursday, May 5: Innovation Day Closing Keynote
Graciela Gomez Cowger, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Friday, May 6: Research Matters Lecture, OHSU School of Nursing series
Peter Graven, Ph.D., director, Office of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics, OHSU

Agenda overview

See the detailed Research Week agenda in the tabs below. Here is a brief overview of the week's events.

MONDAY
Oral presentations, 8-11:30 a.m.
—Resident Wellness

—Health Services and Clinical Considerations
—Cancer I
—Surgery I 
—Clinical and Systems Science

Colin Coleman: Students' Choice Keynote, noon
Student and trainee workshop: Career development, 1 - 2:45 p.m.
—Virtual poster sessions on Gather Town, 3-6 p.m.

TUESDAY
Oral presentations, 8-11:30 a.m.
—Cancer II 

—Pregnant Woman 
—Maternal Health
—Surgery tools 
—Surgery II
—Mental Health and Wellness
—Pediatrics
—Microbiota
—Heart, Lung and Blood

Marguerita Lightfoot: Research Week Keynote, noon
—Nina Kraus, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Keynote, 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Portland Clinical Research Professional Virtual Conference
—Oral Session: Neuroscience, 9-11 a.m.
Christopher Kroenke, Brain Awareness Lecture, noon
Student and trainee workshop: Evaluating and negotiating career offers, 1 p.m.

THURSDAY: Innovation Day
—Paul R. Sandberg, Innovation Day keynote, 10 a.m.
—Panels, 11:30 a.m.-3:30
—Partnering with industry
—Startup company showcase
—Innovation Showcase
—Graciela Gomez Cowger: Innovation, diversity, equity keynote, 3:45

FRIDAY
Peter Graven, Research Matters Lecture, noon

Rocks in a green garden

Oral Session: Resident Wellness | 8 - 9:30 a.m.

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Oral Session: Health Services and Clinical Considerations | 8 - 9:30 a.m.

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Oral Session: Cancer I | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Surgery tools

Oral Session: Surgery I | 10 a.m. - 12 noon

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Oral Session: Clinical and Systems Science | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

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Colin Coleman

Students' Choice Keynote: Never board: A ludological perspective of academic research | 12 noon
Colin Coleman, Ph.D. candidate, Cell and Developmental Biology, OHSU

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Student and trainee workshop: Career development | 1 - 2:45 p.m.
Facilitated by Dahir Dahir, Learning & Development Specialist, and Christine Lundeen, Senior Trainor, OHSU

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Virtual poster sessions on Gather Town | 3 - 6 p.m.

Join Gather. The posters will be available to view all day Monday, May 2. Presenters will be at their posters from 3 - 6 p.m.

View the Abstracts to locate a poster room and assignment. Read helpful instructions for Gather or watch a YouTube tutorial.

Image of cell

Oral Session: Cancer II | 8 - 10 a.m.

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Pregnant Woman

Oral Session: Maternal Health | 8 - 9 a.m.

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Surgery tools

Oral Session: Surgery II | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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Rocks in a green garden

Oral Session: Mental Health and Wellness | 9 - 10 a.m.

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Oral Session: Pediatrics | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

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Oral Session: Microbiota | 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

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Oral Session: Heart, Lung and Blood | 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

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Marguerita Lightfoor

Research Week Keynote: Making a difference in health: Can we change conditions, not just individuals? | 12 noon
Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D., associate dean, Research, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

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Nina Kraus

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium | 2 - 5 p.m.

Keynote: Hearing, concussion and sound processing in the brain | 4 p.m.
Nina Kraus, Ph.D., Hugh Knowles professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology, Northwestern University

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clinical research day

Portland Clinical Research Professional Virtual Conference | 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note that you will need to register separately for this event. There is no cost for OHSU employees.

This event has several exciting keynotes, including:

  • “Diversity in Research” presented by Niecy Duncan, Project Manager, Castor Research
  • “Conducting Research with Transgender Populations: Methodological and Ethical Considerations” presented by TJ Billard, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Applied Transgender Studies
  • “Co-Creating Adaptive Trials” presented by John Reites, Co-founder and CEO, THREAD
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Oral Session: Neuroscience | 9 - 11 a.m.

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Chris Kroenke

Brain Awareness Lecture: Watching the fetal brain develop: Can MRI predict neurological disorders? | 12 noon
Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D., professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, and scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center and Oregon National Primate Research Center

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Student and trainee workshop: Evaluating and Negotiating Career Offers | 1 - 2:45 p.m.
Facilitated by Seth Igarta, professional development and career development specialist, OHSU

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See the complete agenda for Innovation Day.

Paul Sandberg

Innovation and Commercialization Keynote: An inventor's journey: Past, present and future  | 10 a.m.
Paul R. Sandberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.
President, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
University Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, USF Health

Introduction by Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, President, OHSU

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Partnering with Industry | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hear from OHSU faculty and our partners on what it takes to build successful industry partnerships.

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Startup Company Spotlight | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
OHSU startup companies will share their compelling stories on bringing medical technology to market.

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Innovation Showcase | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
OHSU technologies take center stage in pitch-style presentation forum.

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Closing Keynote: Diversity and equity in innovation | 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Graciela Gomez Cowger, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Introduction by Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D., associate dean, Research, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Peter Graven, Ph.D.

Research Matters Lecture Series: It's mostly assumptions - Modeling a pandemic | 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Peter Graven, Ph.D., director, Office of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics, OHSU

Presented by the OHSU School of Nursing. Contact Kathryn Wildeck with questions.

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