OCTRI Pilot Project Awards: June 2009


Clarke, Greg, PhD, Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

“Accelerating the pace of translating evidence-based mental health treatments into practice: a pilot dissemination of brief CBT for youth depression”  Abstract

Co-Investigators: Gullion, Christina, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; Spofford, Mark, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Deininger, Michael, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Hematology and Medical Oncology, OHSU

“Pathogenesis of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)” Abstract

Co-Investigators: McWeeney, Shannon, PhD, OHSU; Wilmot, Beth, PhD, OHSU

DeVoe, Jennifer, MD, DPhil, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, OHSU

“Developing Safety-Net Clinic Electronic Practice Management Data for Use in Translational Health Services and Health Policy Research”  Abstract

Co-Investigators: Chauvie, Susan, RN, MPH, Oregon Community Health Information Network; Gold, Rachel, PhD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research


Morgans, Catherine, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, OHSU

“Identification of the retinal bipolar cell antigen causing melanoma-associated retinopathy”  Abstract

Co-Investigator: Zheng, Shi-Xi, PhD, OHSU

Nicolaidis, Christina, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Dept. of General Internal Medicine, OHSU

“Community Based Participatory Research to Improve the Health Care of Autistic Adults” Abstract

Co-Investigators: Fried-Oken, Melanie, PhD, OHSU; Gernsbacher, Morton, PhD, University of Wisconsin; McDonald, Katherine, PhD, Portland State University; Raymaker, Dora, MS, Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education


Taylor, Jason, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Hematology and Medical Oncology, OHSU

“Genetic modification of T-cells in a simian model for HIV” Abstract

Co-Investigator: Picker, Louis, MD, OHSU

Career Development

Fair, Damien, MMSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU

“Identifying a neurobiological correlate of ADHD using resting-state functional connectivity MRI” Abstract

Co-Investigators: Nagel, Bonnie, PhD, OHSU; Nigg, Joel, PhD, OHSU)


Weinstein, Jessica, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Nephrology and Hypertension, OHSU

“A Retrospective Analysis of Hypertension Management in the Patients over age 75 with Chronic Kidney Disease: Is Systolic Blood Pressure of Less than 130 Associated with Benefit or Risk?” Abstract

Co-Investigators: Johnson, Eric, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; Smith, David, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; Thorp, Micah, DO, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Northwest


Child Health

In partnership with OHSU Department of Pediatrics

Maslen, Cheryl, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Cardiology, OHSU

“Genetic modifiers of cognitive function in Down syndrome”  Abstract

Co-Investigators: Feingold, Eleanor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; George, Capone, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Kostiner, Dana, MD, Kaiser Permanente Northwest; Nadel, Lynn, PhD, University of Arizona; Pinter, Joseph; MD, OHSU; Reeves, Roger, PhD, John Hopkins University; Reiss, Jacob, MD, Kaiser Permanente Northwest; Sherman, Stephanie, PhD, Emory University

Powers, Mike, MD, Associate Professor Dept. of Pediatrics Pulmonary Medicine, OHSU:

“Predicting Genetic Susceptibility to Onset and Severity of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in Low Birth Weight Infants, for Pre-Pathology Diagnosis and Intervention”  Abstract

Co-Investigators: Appukuttan, Binoy, PhD, OHSU; Stout, Timothy, MD, PHD,MBA, OHSU; Wheeler, David, MD, OHSU


Wilson, Anna, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine, OHSU“

Gender differences in pain and somatic complaints in adolescence: The role of physical activity” Abstract

Co-Investigators: DeBar, Lynn, PhD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Palermo, Tonya, PhD, OHSU