Medical Research Foundation

The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon through a program of competitively awarded research grants. The foundation also presents awards to outstanding Oregon scientists and mentors.  

For information on MRF GRANTS, click here

For information on MRF AWARDS, click here


Grant applicants please note:  Application requirements have changed. The MRF now accepts electronic submissions.  Please refer to application guidelines for submission instructions.



Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the MRF Mentor, Discovery and
Richard T. Jones New Investigator Awards!


Joshi J. Alumkal, M.D.
Richard T. Jones New Investigator Award


Fay Horak, Ph.D.
Mentor Award


George Bailey, Ph.D.
Discovery Award

The awards were presented at a reception on November 12 in Portland. Read more about these outstanding leaders and scientists. More



MRF Research & Education Committee 2013

Truman W. Collins, Jr.
The Collins Foundation
Portland, OR

Victoria J. DeRose, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

David H. Ellison, M.D., FASN
Professor and Director,
Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI)
Portland, OR

Caroline A. Enns, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Portland, OR

Balz Frei, Ph.D.
Director & Endowed Chair, Linus Pauling Institute
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology
Portland, OR

Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, OB/GYN
Portland, OR

Kim D. Jones, R.N.C., Ph.D., F.N.P.
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Portland, OR


David M. Koeller, M.D.
Professor, Metabolic Pediatric Clinic
Portland, OR

Peter Mayinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Portland, OR

Cynthia D. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Dean, Admissions
Portland, OR

Kevin Reynolds, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Portland State University
Portland, OR

Mary H. Samuels, M.D.
Professor, Endocrinology
Portland, OR

Thomas Scanlan, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical Biology
Portland, OR

Susan Smith, Ph.D., Chair
Senior Scientist, Neurosciences
Former Director,
Oregon National Primate Research Center
Portland, OR