Biomedical Research Core Facilities Awareness Day

PNW Center for Translational Environmental Health Research
and the

Oregon State University Research Office

Invites you to the Medical Research Core Facilities Awareness Day

November 25th 2019 | Pharmacy Building 305 | 3 – 5:30 PM

Researchers and students at Oregon State University have access to a multitude of specialized instruments and services that support a wide diversity of biomedical research. Learn about the available state-of-the art capabilities designed to support and stimulate research productivity.

Twelve facility core directors will present short informational presentations highlighting capabilities, applications, and access. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Facility Cores

  • Mass Spectrometry Center | C. Maier
  • Chemical Exposure Core | K. Anderson
  • Electron Microscopy Facility | P. Eschbach 
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory | M. Ackermann 
  • Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory | R. Tanguay; L.Truong 
  • Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry | A. Kent; C. Russo 
  • Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing | B. Tyler 
  • High Throughput Screening Services Lab | D. Nelson 
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility | P. Reardon
  • LPI Professional Services | R. van Breemen 
  • Integrated Health Sciences Facility | E. Ho
  • Electrophysiology Facility Core Kenton Hokanson

Contact Shawn Tucker at

Come see what you’ve been missing | All are welcome to attend

RO Faculty Orientation

  • Faculty Orientation Connecting Faculty to Research Resources.
  • Wednesday, October 23 from 9 am – Noon MU Horizon Room

Research Office Faculty Orientation RSVP

9:00 am – 9:35 am:  Arrival and welcome (Tuba Özkan-Haller, Staci Simonich, Brian Wall)

The focus is to highlight the resources with the Research Office
Identify research resources as a whole for the university
Engage and build relations with faculty with OSRAA

Introductions from the Key Research Offices

  • OSRAA  Office for Sponsored Research Award Administration Tuba Özkan-Haller
  • ORD       Office for Research Development-Tuba Özkan-Haller
  • ORI         Office of Research Integrity-Staci Simonich
  • OCCD     Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development- Brian Wall

9:40 – 10:45 Panel discussion

  • Belinda Batten – Executive Associate Dean, College of Engineering
  • Peter Ruggiero – Professor and Interim Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute
  • Greg Rorrer – Professor, Chemical Engineering and former NSF Program Director
  • Selina Heppell – Department Head of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Aaron Shonk – Senior Director of Development for Foundation Relations
  • Maude David – Asst. Professor Dept. of Microbiology, CAS & College of Science
  • Perry Hystad – Associate Professor, Spatial Health Lab, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Christopher Nichols – Director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities

10:45 – 10:55 – small break

11:00 – Noon – Meet and Greet Café – This will be a “timed” rotation event – 10 minutes for each rotation.  

  1. Office for Sponsored Research Award Administration – Aedra McCarthy, Zach Gill
  2. Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development – Berry Treat, Karl Mundorff
  3. OSU Office of Foundation Relations – Aaron Shonk and Paul Dubois
  4. Office of Research Integrity – Lisa Leventhal, Cathleen Gal
  5. Diving and Small Boat Safety Officer –  Kevin Buch, Taylor Eaton
  6. College Pre-Award Staff – CARE Representatives- Liz Etherington, Robert Kokenyesi, Melora Park
  7. Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts – Sophie Pierszalowski, Associate Director of Undergraduate Research
  8. Broader Impact and Outreach for Grant Proposals – Susan Rowe, SueAnn Bottoms
  9. Research Data Services –  Data Management – Clara Llebot
  10. Oregon State Productions/OSU News and Research Communication– David Baker, Sean Nealon

Research Office Faculty Orientation RSVP

Discover Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Day.

On Tuesday, June 18, the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) is holding a Discover Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Day.   The OSU Research Office is hosting a Webcast of the live event in Covell Hall 117.  Topics and agenda are at

If there is a need, we are willing to be available for the 6:45 am-7:45 am PT session on Limits of Sensing and Sensors – please let us know.

Otherwise, we will start the day Tuesday, June 18th at 8am according to the attached schedule in Covell 117.

Attached schedule with times adjusted to Pacific Time.  OSU – Discover DARPA Defense Sciences Office flyer


100&Change MacArthur Foundation competition

100&Change –

Interesting Opportunity from the MacArthur Foundation – 100&Change  –

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem.  Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. “We’re ready to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.”

Please review the 100&Change-Organization-Readiness-Tool

Email questions to

Connection Session on NSF’s Coasts and People Initiative

In response to an NSF Dear Colleague Letter recently published

on NSF’s “Coasts and People” initiative. 

Monday, May 13   3:30-5:00 pm

Hallie E. Ford Center, Bray Conference Room, HFC 115

with reception following



  • Give potential PIs a chance to understand expertise on campus across the various disciplines.
  • Provide the opportunity to hear from various groups through 2-minute “ignite” talks.
  • Enable networking and interactions across disciplines.

Further info:

  • The RSVP page contains a quick set of questions about the research expertise and approach of each potential participants.
  • This information will be made available to all participants ahead of the session to allow participants time to plan how they can best use the networking time during the reception.
  • Interested faculty are asked to fill out the information on the RSVP form even if you are not able to attend to allow for a complete database.