Dr. Jacoby November 2021

Dean David Jacoby, M.D., welcomes you to the OHSU School of Medicine.

Dr. Jacoby is an accomplished educator, clinician and researcher. Following his training, he spent 13 years on the faculty at Johns Hopkins, where he served as research director for the division of pulmonary and critical care, and was Firm Faculty, a designation reserved for faculty most involved in house staff education.

Dr. Jacoby came to OHSU as chief of pulmonary and critical care in 2003, and led the expansion of that division in patient care, research and education. He is professor of medicine and of chemical physiology and biochemistry and director of the M.D./Ph.D. Training Program. He became interim chair of the Department of Medicine in 2017 and permanent chair in 2018, before OHSU President Danny Jacobs appointed him dean in December 2022, succeeding Dr. Sharon Anderson.

Please read Dr. Jacoby's full bio.

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All smiles: Dr Huang holds the Lasker award surrounded by former colleagues

On hand to celebrate Sept. 29 at the Lasker Award Ceremony in New York with award recipient David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., (left) professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering and director of research at the Casey Eye Institute, OHSU School of Medicine, was Michael Chiang, M.D., (middle) former associate director of the Casey Eye Institute and current director of the National Eye Institute, and David J. Wilson, M.D., (right) professor of ophthalmology and former director of the Casey Eye Institute. Another hearty congratulations to Dr. Huang and everyone, past and present, at the Casey!

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Dr. Alexis Gibson recognized with $1.5 million Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna Gray Fellowship
The prestigious award recognizes talented early career scientists in the biomedical sciences. Dr. Gibson is among a cohort of 25 researchers from 18 institutions selected for the 2023 award.

Reception celebrates record number of promoted faculty
“It means so much to me to have discovered a place where I fit in, where the ideas that I’m so passionate about make sense and are valued,” said Dr. Geolani Dy at the Sept. 30 event.

Study provides insight into why mitochondria pass only from the mother
“We found that each sperm cell does bring 100 or so mitochondria as organelles when it fertilizes an egg, but there is no mtDNA in them,” said co-author Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., director of the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy at OHSU.

Growing @Home program helps NICU babies go home sooner, develop better
“Infants develop better in their home environments, so our main goal is for babies to return home with their families,” said Jamie B. Warren, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics in the OHSU School of Medicine.