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Spring Vollum writing class starts March 22

The Vollum Writing Program is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for … Read More

Prep for Research Week 2017: How to write an abstract workshop, Feb. 27

Whether you’re clueless when it comes to writing an abstract, or an expert looking to refine your skills, join us for a skill development workshop about how to write and abstract in preparation for Research Week. The workshop will be led by Amanda Lund, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Skill development workshop: How to write an abstract Monday, Feb. 27 10 to 11 a.m. Mackenzie Hall, 2201 This event is open to … Read More

People Management for Principal Investigators, Mar. 10-11

Every principal investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding trainees and staff members. Juggling this endeavor with everything else the PI must do – writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs – can be challenging at best. This 1.5-day course, led by Melanie Erskine and Rachel Dresbeck from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, will help you learn … Read More

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, Feb. 21

If you’re planning to apply for a pre- or post-doctoral NRSA fellowship from the NIH in the near future, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. Topics covered include elements needed for an InfoEd proposal, how to develop a budget, how to manage reference letters, biosketches and PMCID numbers, and elements of a great training plan. This upcoming workshop is led by Johanna Colgrove, coordinator of the … Read More

Training Opportunity for Responsible Conduct of Research

Are you participating in an NIH training grant award or fellowship? Do you need in-person RCR training? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is offering an 8-hour seminar that meets RCR requirements for Ks, Ts, and other career development or individual fellowship grants. This seminar is an interactive and practical experience  focused on addressing real issues that have arisen in the course of your research. These may be related to ethics, integrity, or … Read More

Winter Vollum writing class starts Jan. 4

The Vollum Writing Class is a six-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage Strategies for revising Dealing with writer’s block and time management Best practices for … Read More

Recruitment begins for emergency medicine career development program

The OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine was recently selected as one of three sites for the new national K12 Training Program in Emergency Care Research. The purpose of this award is to promote multidisciplinary clinical research training programs in emergency care that prepare clinician-scientists for independent research careers and academic leadership roles. The program runs for five years and supports five scholar’s comprehensive research training to evaluate innovative approaches in the diagnosis and clinical management of … Read More

New HHMI program for postdocs from underrepresented groups

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has launched a new program to recruit and retain early career scientists from underrepresented groups in the life sciences. The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program will select awardees through open competition; applications will be assessed for scientific achievement in prior research experiences, demonstrated potential for a career as an independent investigator, and quality of the training environment with a selected mentor. In this two-phase program, fellows will be supported from early postdoctoral … Read More

Export Controls 101 session, Oct. 11

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 11 to learn about resources and policies relevant to working with foreign nationals, traveling, collaborating and sharing materials internationally. Why participate? Because compromised export controls could lead to serious consequences for individuals, departments, and OHSU as a whole. Export controls 101: Shipping, travel and collaboration Tuesday, Oct. 11 2 to 3 p.m. Mackenzie Hall, room 2201 Marquam Hill Join Export Controls Officer Jen McCaw as she facilitates case studies and gives an action-packed tour … Read More

Get to know OHSU’s Research Administration, Oct. 13

Are you new or transferring into a research-related role? Do you need to connect with research administration services as part of your work? Research Administration Training and Education offers a research learning portal that includes a series centered on research administration at OHSU, starting with RDA 101. RDA 101: Introduction to research administration Thursday, Oct. 13 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bancroft Building, room 131 This session features a big-picture look at research administration, introductions to 11 RDA unit leaders, a discussion on roles and responsibilities, greetings from front-line RDA staff, … Read More

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