Posts Tagged ‘postdoctoral fellows’

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, Mar. 1

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, coordinator of the MD/PhD … Read More

The call to modernize graduate education

In a Nov. 30, Feedback Loop Blog post, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) leadership detailed the need to modernize how graduate students in biomedical research are educated and trained. Drs. Shiva Singh, Alison Gammie, and Director Dr. Jon Lorsch announced efforts NIGMS is undertaking to catalyze an education system that has remained virtually unchanged in 30 years, even as science has evolved at an unprecedented rate. The authors make the case that the growth … Read More

Funding opportunity for women postdoctoral scientists

The L’Oreal USA For Women in Science program was created out of a simple belief: the world needs science, and science needs women. For Women in Science Fellowship Program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of up to $60,000 for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Applicants to the fellowship program must be current postdoctoral associates or begin their postdoctoral position by … Read More

Winter Vollum writing class starts Jan. 6

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

OHSU researchers identify enhanced functional connectivity in the brain after methamphetamine exposure

Damien Zuloaga, Ph.D., a former post-doctoral fellow in the Raber lab, and colleagues at OHSU published results of a study examining the effects of methamphetamine (MA) on the sleep-wake cycle. The article, “Enhanced functional connectivity involving the ventromedial hypothalamus following methamphetamine exposure,” appearing in the 23 September, 2015, edition of Frontiers in Neuroscience, identified MA-induced alterations in coordinated activity in the brain, particularly connectivity involving the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH). The VMH is the portion of … Read More

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, Sept. 21-25

In honor of the sixth annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, Sept. 21 to 25, 2015, OHSU will host a week’s worth of events in recognition of its 294 postdoctoral scholars. OHSU joins nearly 100 institutions in the U.S. and Canada in holding activities that honor postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research and development. This year marks the first time OHSU will celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, recognizing the vital contributions its postdoctoral … Read More

NRSA application workshop: Technical components, Oct. 5

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; … Read More

Michael Matrone, Ph.D., joins OHSU as postdoctoral affairs officer

Michael A. Matrone, Ph.D., joined OHSU this spring to head the newly created OHSU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. In this role, Matrone will support all OHSU postdoctoral scholars from arrival to departure and assist faculty and administrators with postdoc training and mentoring. For postdocs, he offers individualized career advisement on topics ranging from self-assessment and career exploration to job search skills for specific career paths, as well as application preparation and review. A career resource … Read More

OHSU researchers Peter Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli featured in NIH Director’s Blog

NIH director, Francis Collins, posted a blog entry this week showcasing the work of Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology in the OHSU School of Medicine and associate vice president for basic research at OHSU. The post provided a snapshot of Barr-Gillespie’s research and also featured an image of sensory hair cells captured by Barr-Gillespie and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D., at the time a student in Barr-Gillespie’s lab.   You may recall the image from a previous post announcing … Read More

Postdoctoral fellowships from the Human Frontier Science Program

Attention Postdocs! The Human Frontier Science Program encourages postdoctoral scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. The program provides awardees with approximately $50,000 per year for three years (with additional travel and child allowances) and invites applications for two international mechanisms that offer postdoctoral fellowships for basic research training: Long-Term Fellowships – For applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline to embark on … Read More

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