OCTRI Pilot Project Awards 2011

Each year, OCTRI awards pilot project funding to exceptional clinical and translational research projects led by investigators at OHSU.This year, OCTRI joined with strategic partners to leverage resources and offer awards in targeted areas like primate research, proteomics, community engagement.  The list below includes all projects that have been awarded as of April 2011. Two additional funding opportunities are in the review phase.

OCTRI-ONPRC Collaborations

Fair, Damien, PhD, PA-C; Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience

"Advancing the translational potential of functional connectivity MRI in non-human primates"

Co-Investigators: Chris Kroenke, PhD (OHSU) and Martha Neuringer, PhD (OHSU)


Elinor Sullivan, PhD; Staff Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center

"Perinatal Dietary Predictors of Childhood Behavioral Problems and Temperament"

Co-Investigators: Joe Nigg, MD (OHSU) and Kevin Grove, PhD (OHSU)

Community Engagement Partnership

Holden Leung & Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD

Holden Leung is Executive Director at the Asian Health and Service Center and Jackie Shannon is an associate professor in the OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

"Enhancing Let's Get Healthy! through Cross-Cultural Research Partnerships"


This project is a collaboration between the Asian Health and Service Center, the African American Health Coalition, and the Native American Rehabilitation Association. The purpose is to establish a cross-cultural research partnership that will enhance the development of culturally competent materials and approaches for an existing research and education program called Let's Get Healthy!.

Learn more about the Let's Get Healthy! project.