Posts Tagged ‘career development’

Reminder: register for the NRSA Application Workshop, June 30

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 workshop is led by Johanna Colgrove, M.D., Ph.D., program coordinator; Jerry … Read More

Human Investigations Program applications due July 15

The Human Investigations Program (HIP) trains scientists in the principles of and best practices in clinical and translational research. Participants can obtain a Certificate in Human Investigations or a Master of Clinical Research degree. A non-degree track is also offered and allows enrollment in individual courses. The curriculum includes a wide variety of requirements and electives that will provide a rich background in human investigation. Topics range from the basic science of disease to biostatistics … Read More

Summer Vollum writing class starts July 1

The Vollum Writing Class is a 6-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

OCTRI Design Studio: Get feedback on your project from senior faculty

May Design Studio has been canceled. Are you submitting a Career Development K award? Or your first R01? A similar major grant? The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute has an opportunity for basic and clinical scientists to present their research and get constructive feedback from OHSU scientists to improve their chances of success. The OCTRI Design Studio has helped many OHSU researchers improve their aims and identify important areas of improvement before submitting awards. … Read More

Don’t miss upcoming INVENT seminars and Michael Baker keynote, Mar. 11

The INVENT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Keynote and Seminar series has just wrapped up its sixth week, with three more seminars and a concluding keynote address still to come. Entrepreneurs, lawyers, educators and scientists from Portland’s bioscience and entrepreneurship communities have contributed insight into pitching a concept, intellectual property rights, regulatory requirements, collaboration, and seeking funds. INVENT: Seminar Series and Keynote, Winter 2015 When: Every Wednesday from Feb. 18 through Mar. 11 – 5 to 6:30 … Read More

How should we balance the needs of senior and junior investigators?

The NIH wants to know. We all know that the U.S. biomedical workforce is in trouble: years of disinvestment at the national level has led to a challenging environment for younger scientists (and their older colleagues, for that matter). One proposed solution, implied by this week’s request for information from NIH, would be to create a new award mechanism for senior investigators who may want to transition out of the PI role. Is this a … Read More

Upcoming Research Week skill development workshops: Abstracts, Data Visualization, and More!

All OHSU researchers (especially trainees! but really everyone!) are invited to attend these skill-building seminars to help you prepare for giving an oral or poster presentation at OHSU Research Week, May 4-8, 2015. How to Write an Abstract Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 12 to 1 p.m., OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium Prepare for Research Week by attending this lunchtime workshop on “How to Write an Abstract,” presented by Allison Fryer, Ph.D., associate dean for Graduate Studies in the … Read More

OMSI seeks applicants for Science Communication Fellowship program

Looking for an opportunity to engage with the public and learn how to better communicate your science? The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry invitees OHSU faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research technicians to apply for its Science Communication Fellowship program. After participating in specialized training, fellows are certified by OMSI as current science ambassadors and skilled communicators. Fellows join OMSI in helping public audiences engage with science in meaningful and relevant ways. Tuition … Read More

Winter Vollum Writing Class starts Jan. 7

The Vollum Writing Class is a 6-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior 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 … Read More

INVENT Seminar Series: Kick-off with Dr. Albert Starr and Dr. Richard Wampler keynote, Jan. 7

Are you ready or interested in joining the next league of biomedical inventors and entrepreneurs? If so, please join us for INVENT, an educational program on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. Two keynote presentations and a series of weekly seminars will provide information on translating and commercializing discoveries in the health and life sciences. Attendance is free, and medical students, grad students, post-doc fellows, faculty, and members of the bioscience community are all encouraged to attend. … Read More

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