Charles Meshul wins OHSU Festival of Lights Award

Charles K. Meshul, Ph.D, a member of CODA’s Board of Directors, has been awarded OHSU’s Festival of Lights Award for his research on Parkinson’s disease.

Charlie M award Nov 2015 lgMeshul is a professor in the Oregon Health & Science University’s Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and Pathology, and Research Biologist and Director of the Electron Microscopy Facility at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The Festival of Lights award is presented every year at OHSU to recognize neuroscience research in the preceding year that is both innovative and important to efforts to understand and treat diseases of the nervous system.

Meshul’s work examines the effectiveness of both exercise and compounds called ‘hydroxyflavones’ (ingredients found in fresh fruits/vegetables) as useful interventions in the progressive deficits that occur in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.  He found that both treatments improved the motor/physical ability of the mice and in some instances lead to a blockade of the progression of the disease.

CODA and Community Partners Win 2014 Cameron Award

Vision Action Network of Washington County has named the Connect to Work Program as the winner of its 2014 Cameron Award. CODA is a partner in the Connect to Work program, which aims to reduce recidivism, save prison and jail costs, and to assist individuals in attaching to the labor […] Read more »