May 4 — Research Week Day three! Brain Awarenes Lecture, neuro presentations, Clinical Day

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This is Research Week 2022, Day 3! Oral sessions begin at 9 a.m., Christopher Kroenke speaks at noon, Trainee workshop at 1, and Clinical Day runs all day.

Brain Awareness Lecture, noon

Watching the fetal brain develop: Can MRI help predict neurological disorders?

Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D., professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center and Oregon National Primate Research Center’s Division of Neuroscience, OHSU

In the second half of pregnancy, the brain of a fetus grows dramatically. During this time the outer surface changes from smooth to the folded, wrinkled appearance we typically associate with brains. Meanwhile, the cells inside the brain are growing, dividing and changing shapes. Is there a connection between these two processes, and could such a link help determine whether a person develops a neurological disorder?

In celebration of OHSU Research Week, Kroenke will share his research using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to observe fetal brain growth and cell changes. Thanks to the safety and advancement of MRI it’s possible to watch these changes over time with the goal of developing new strategies for predicting neurological disorders.

Register to receive the live-stream link.

Student and trainee workshop: Negotiation, 1-2:45 p.m.

Join the Webex meeting.

It is never too early to develop your negotiation skills. You definitely want to be paid well for your labor, but this workshop brings in an expert who will work with the group to see a much larger picture. Your role, responsibilities and career trajectory are topics for negotiation and help negotiate for equity. Being well-prepared for negotiations will help build your confidence and can open up new opportunities. This small group workshop is a great setting for learning more about negotiations.

Clinical Research Day: Portland Clinical Research Professional Conference, 7:15 a.m.-5 p.m.

See the full schedule at the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) website.
Registration is required — it takes about three minutes. Use the OHSU for free registration.

Highlights from the Main Hall

  • “Diversity in Research,” Niecy Duncan, Castor Research, 7:30 a.m.
  • “Conducting Research with Transgender Populations: Methodological and Ethical Considerations”  TJ Billard, Center for Applied Transgender Studies, 10 a.m.
  • “Co-creation of Global Decentralized Clinical Research at Scale,” John Reites, 12:45 p.m.
  • Leveraging Data for Health Care Innovation,” Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler, Jesse Null, Roshanthi Weerasinghe, 2 p.m.
  • “Resilience and Well-Being: Building Strength for the Road Ahead,” Anne Browning, 3:15 p.m.
  • “Centralized Remote Monitoring,” Blake Adams, 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy Research Week Day 3!