OCTRI Pilot Project Awards: March 2008


Deyo, Richard, MD, MPH, Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, OHSU

“Long-term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Back Pain: Correlates and Consequences” Abstract

Co-Investigator: Steven Dobscha, MD

Hill, Ann, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, OHSU

“The relationship between CMV infection, distorted CD8 T cell compartment and response to influenza vaccination in the elderly” Abstract

Co-Investigators: Allison Naleway, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; and Katrina Goddard, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.

Kroenke, Christopher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Advanced Imaging Research Center, OHSU

“White matter damage in age-related cognitive decline” Abstract

Co-Investigator: Stephen Back MD, PhD, OHSU

Lutsenko, Svetlana, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, OHSU

“Characterization of a copper carrier in the urine of Atp7b-/- mice and Wilson disease patients” Abstract

Co-Investigators: Dominik Huster, MD, University of Leipzig; and Martina Ralle, PhD, OHSU

Purnell, Jonathan, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Endocrinology, OHSU

“Disordered lipid and glucose metabolism in the non-human primate model of diabetes” Abstract

Co-Investigators: Kevin Grove, PhD, OHSU; and William Rooney, PhD, OHSU

Vu, Tania, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, OHSU

“Functional, high-contrast nanoparticle probes for magnetic resonance imaging of lung tumors” Abstract

Co-Investigator: Warren D'Souza, PhD, OHSU


Career Development

Davis, Harry B., PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, OHSU

“Preparation and confirmation of the bioactive characteristics of silicate-based glasses for the repair and reconstruction of damaged tooth and bone tissue” Abstract

Co-Investigator: John Mitchell, PhD, OHSU

Wild, Heather Jaskirat, PhD, Postdoctoral Trainee, Dept. of Neurology, OHSU

“Effects of dopamine agonists on depression and cognitive function in Parkinson's disease” Abstract

Co-Investigators: Barry Oken, MD, OHSU; and Julie Carter, RN, OHSU