Dove Spector, senior research assistant with the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence at OHSU

Dove Spector and the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence

Dove Spector is a senior research assistant with the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence. Her role is to support tribal engagement and help Native American youth envision a future in...

Shearwood McClelland's article in Advances in Radiation Oncology

Disparities: When research results don’t apply to all people

Treatment protocols for prostate cancer in the United States draw heavily from results of the largest-ever randomized controlled trial of treatments for the disease. In that trial, which was...

Sami Friedrich, a crab, and the Oregon Coast

Birds, song, and how we use language

Sami Friedrich starts her days checking for zebra finch eggs and hatchlings. She is a graduate student in the lab of Claudio Mello, M.D., Ph.D., working to understand the molecular genetic and...

Wandering minds and ADHD: Brittany Alperin unpacks the relationship

How the mind wanders in people with ADHD and how mind wandering is related to impairment — this is the focus of Brittany Alperin’s research. Brittany is a Ph.D. candidate mentored by Joel...

Christie Binder, M.D., Ph.D.

The search for liver cancer biomarkers: Christie Binder In the Lab

For now, liver transplant is the only cure for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common liver cancer in the United States. Patients with cirrhosis are most likely to develop hepatocellular...

Avathamsa Athirasala In the Lab

Tissue engineering and regeneration: Avathamsa Athirasala In the Lab

More than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States. That’s 41,000 every day. Improving the long-term success of these procedures is part of what Avathamsa Athirasala aims...