Posts Tagged ‘Diversity and inclusion’

Welcome: Grace Phelps Distinguished Professor

Welcome to Michelle van Ryn, Ph.D., who has been appointed professor and Grace Phelps Distinguished Professor at the OHSU School of Nursing. She comes to OHSU from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where she was professor of health services research and director of the Research Program on Equity & Inclusion in Healthcare. She is also the founder and lead scientific advisor of the Institute for Equity & Inclusion Sciences, a public benefit corporation whose mission is to translate current evidence into practical … Read More

Career development opportunities at this year’s Research Week

Research Week 2017 begins next week on Monday, May 1, and will feature several workshops, lectures, and discussions relevant to students, postdocs, and junior faculty who want input on how to build their careers. Start your week off Monday morning by attending an interactive workshop on “Promoting your research.”  You’ll learn about best practices for promoting your science and the OHSU resources available to assist you. Find out how to work with OHSU’s media relations and social media … Read More

New resources to support diversity in NIH-funded research

The NIH has developed a new portal to information about how scientific workforce diversity is promoted and supported in extramural programs. The website focuses on four main areas: Background on NIH initiatives in support of scientific workforce diversity Resources for scientific leadership & faculty members to use to further diversity in their programs Resources for investigators and trainees to develop their careers, find training and mentorship, and learn about others’ careers through personal stories and … Read More

Under-Represented Minority Postdoc Recruitment Day, Apr. 14-16

OHSU is accepting applications for the first URM postdoc recruitment day travel fellowship, which provides travel and all associated costs of a visit to OHSU April 14-16. We are seeking candidates who are considered under-represented in biomedical science according to NIH and who may be considering a postdoctoral appointment at OHSU. Participants will be introduced to areas of scientific strength at OHSU, meet with potential mentors and future colleagues, and receive information about on-campus activities and life in the greater … Read More

First year of EXITO pilot project program, letter of intent due Oct. 15

Background: Portland State University and OHSU received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2013 to serve as a center for innovation and to help undergraduates, including those from diverse backgrounds, be successful in health research careers. The grant fell under NIH’s BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) initiative, a set of experimental training awards designed to learn how to attract students from diverse backgrounds into the biomedical research workforce and encourage them … Read More

NIH updates diversity statement

On Jan. 12, 2015, the NIH released an announcement that provides an updated diversity statement, describing the institutes’s interest in the diversity of the NIH-funded workforce. The statement provides recent data (updated in 2014) on underrepresented populations in the U.S. biomedical research community and encourages institutions to diversify their student and faculty populations. The statement highlighted the under-representation of women at senior faculty levels in biomedical-relevant disciplines. A new provision was also included that allows … Read More

Diversity focus: Research interns get hands-on lab experiences

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion thanks research faculty and postdoc fellows who are serving as mentors to the research interns who are part of the Ted R. Lilley Cancer CURE and Summer Equity internship programs. This summer, CDI has placed 26 high school and college students in research lab experiences throughout OHSU. The highly competitive programs drew over 200 applicants from across Oregon and the United States. Interns receive a stipend during their time … Read More

Global health course provides unique interprofessional training experience to OHSU students

Although the number of refugees, recent immigrants, and other underserved individuals is growing in the U.S., many health care professionals receive minimal training on how to interact with and understand the unique health needs of these populations. For the past several years, the OHSU Global Health Center has offered a unique, community-based elective for students of all disciplines to learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams and to develop critical cross-cultural knowledge and understanding. Since … Read More

Interested in mentoring to increase diversity?

The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute is participating in two collaborative NIH planning grants to increase diversity in the scientific workforce. They are actively seeking mentors for both proposals. Please consider participating in one or both. BUILD.  In partnership with PSU, we propose an innovative program for undergraduate students to increase the diversity pipeline into STEM careers in research. We are seeking OHSU faculty mentors willing to work with diversity students in early scientific inquiry, … Read More

Health, Science & Engineering Career Conference at OHSU, Feb. 21

OHSU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing and the College of Pharmacy have all come together to host this one-day conference designed for students interested in pursuing a career in health care and science professions. The Health, Science & Engineering Career Conference is intended to encourage diverse students to study health and science and to provide students with insight into health care and science professions, as well as to … Read More

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