Monday, April 30, 2012

OHSU Research Week

 Discover your colleagues at OHSU Research Week (May 7 – 10)
140 oral and 179 posters, 3 keynotes, food and drink, conversation, awards, and a raffle for an iPad

The momentum is building for the first annual OHSU Research Week, taking place May 7 – 10 in the OHSU Auditorium.
The event will showcase the diversity and excellence of research being performed across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs at OHSU. Students, faculty, post-docs, residents, research ranked staff and more will be presenting their work.
“Research Week is a celebration of our research mission,” said Jackie Wirz, PhD, Assistant Professor, OHSU Library, and chair of the Research Week steering committee. “It gives everybody a chance to check out some of amazing work that they might not otherwise see, which will hopefully lead to new avenues for collaboration across OHSU.”
The program includes 140 oral presentations and 179 posters (four poster sessions) – with sessions ranging from Public Health and Healthcare Perceptions to Neuroscience, Drugs of Abuse to Rare and Genetic Diseases. Speakers from across campus and at all phases of their professional and student trajectories – from department chairs to first-year students – are participating.
The four poster sessions include food and drink. Awards – presented by Mark Richardson, Dan Dorsa and others – will be made to students, junior faculty and others during the May 10 closing awards reception starting at 6 p.m.
The event will also include a “passport” option: the more stamps on the OHSU Research Week passport, the greater the chance of winning the drawing for an iPad. Stamps will be awarded at presentations and at the poster sessions. The iPad will be given away at the closing awards reception. Ask for your passport at any of the poster or oral presentations.
Information about the speakers and programs is at The schedules are searchable by name, topic and date/time.
Research Week, in collaboration with the OHSU Research Roadmap, Student Research Forum and Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), is proud to present three invited keynote speakers. All keynote addresses will take place in the OHSU Old Library Auditorium.
OPENING KEYNOTE 5:00 pm, Monday, May 7: The opening keynote is from Nora Disis, MD, Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. Dr. Disis, who is the head of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at UW, is hosted by OCTRI. The title of this talk is: Breast Cancer Vaccines: From Therapy to Prevention.
MID-WEEK KEYNOTE Noon, Wednesday, May 9: The mid-week keynote address is from Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, a national research advocacy group. The keynote address by Woolley, a guest of the School of Medicine Research Roadmap Task Force #6, is titled: World Class to Second Class? Acting Now to Assure Continued U.S. Leadership in Science and Innovation.
CLOSING KEYNOTE 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 19: Darlene Francis, PhD, will present the closing keynote. Dr. Francis is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Francis is the keynote speaker invited by OHSU students. The title of this talk is: Social Disparities in the Early Neurobiology of Stress.

OHSU Research Week will be held in the OHSU Old Library and the OHSU Auditorium, between 12PM and 7PM daily during the week of May 7-10.
More information, a schedule and list of speakers can be found at

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