Research Week 2023: 146 posters, 71 oral presentations and 6 keynotes

Research Week 2023 features 146 posters, 71 oral presentations, six keynotes and the Monday reception — in person again! See all the details, including oral and poster schedules and presenters, at Research Week 2023.

Below is an overview of what promises to be a phenomenal celebration of research at OHSU. You can also see the presenters and schedule details.


Tuesday, May 2

  • Oral Presentations, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Old Library / Auditorium

    • Pediatrics
    • Surgery 1
    • Cancer Biology 1
    • Neuroscience
    • Health Services 1
    • Heart, Lung and Blood
  • Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health, Robertson Life Sciences Center and live streamed, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Man vs. Helicobactor
    Professor Barry James Marshall, Nobel Laureate, Medicine, University of Western Australia Director, Marshall Centre for Infectious Disease

Wednesday, May 3

Thursday, May 4

Innovation Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., online

  • Innovation and Commercialization Keynote, 10 a.m.
    Imagine our world: Creating impact in biotechnology
    Azurii Collier, Ph.D., director of Portfolio Innovation at AbbVie and national president, Women In Bio
  • 11 a.m. – Beating the odds: overcoming barriers and turning your science into solutions
  • 1 p.m. – An insider’s guide to scientific careers outside of academia
  • 2 p.m. – OHSU Innovation Showcase

Friday, May 5

2023 Northwest Women’s Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research Conference, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Old Library / Auditorium — 100% on location

  • 9:15 a.m. Morning keynote, Igho Ofotokun, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 10:15 a.m. Oral presentations
  • 12:15 p.m. Lunch & poster session
  • 1:15 p.m. Mid-day keynote, Marcella R. Messerle Forbes, RN, MSN, ND, FNP
  • 1:45 p.m. Mid-day keynote, Diana Greene Foster, Ph.D.
  • 2:45 p.m. Moderated discussion : Panel of OHSU scientists respond to key questions to address in women’s health research.
  • 3:45 p.m. Prizes, raffle, evaluation, closing
  • 4-5 p.m. Cocktail social hour

Morning keynote, 9:15 a.m.

Translating science in medicine: The role of sex in the biology of non-AIDS age-related comorbidities
Igho Ofotokun, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Emory BIRCWH, professor of medicine at the Emory School of Medicine, and co-director of the NIH-funded Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Research Core.

Mid-day keynote, 1:15 p.m.

Improving diversity in clinical trials: OHSU Women’s Health Research Unit approach
Marci R. Messerle Forbes, RN, MSN, ND, FNP, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OHSU School of Medicine

Mid-day keynote, 1:45 p.m.

Projected health and economic consequences of the end of Roe
Diana Greene Foster, Ph.D., professor in residence, University of California, San Francisco, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

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