Healthcare is pointy

Yesterday was either the day of the great unveiling or the beginning of the end, depending on your perspective. This morning, however, I face my greatest fear. "I'll lay down, if you don't mind."...

Every week is Research Week

Signing up for a presentation at OHSU Research Week was, for me, a no-brainer. Having spent time in two of the most presentation-heavy graduate programs here at OHSU (Biomedical Informatics &...

Arrr.

Friends & family know—I love me some R. It's not just my tattoo of co-founders Robert Gentleman & Ross Ihaka (Fig. 1), although that probably is a contributing factor, it's the fact that...

A time for scholasticism

Last week OHSU received generous backing from Bob & Charlee Moore,  a couple who, in my mind, belong to a new generation of philanthropists (e.g., the Gates, the Knights, Paul Allen, etc.) who...

Space.

Recently, Apple revealed the blueprints for its headquarters 2.0. The doughnut-shaped behemoth is set to become the shiny/new worktime home of 12,000 programmers, researchers, executives, and their...

OMZ!

"& sometimes language has to adapt," I continued. "I mean, Finnegan's Wake starts in the middle of a sentence, for example." I was at a weekend gathering, playing devil's advocate at some...

World’s speediest dissertation

PhD candidate Kyle Ambert gives us an overview of his research, "Text-mining Tools for Optimizing Community Database Curation Workflows in Neuroscience," clocking in at just under five minutes. He's...

A Dissertation-related Post

Greetings! At the risk of sounding like a stereotypical blogger, it's been awhile since my last post. Aside from the back-of-my-mind guilty feeling, I know this because several readers have...

Work Smarter, not Harder

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about productivity. At a talk last week, a friend & fellow Fellow with the National Library of Medicine gave an enjoyable talk entitled, "Work Smarter, not...

Collaborator, Friend, Whiteboard

There are very few places where I feel more at home than here at OHSU. It's a welcoming environment, to be sure, &, although the cynic in me is quick to point out that, having been a Ph.D....