OHRC Education and Training

NEUS 639: Topics in the Auditory System !NEW CLASS!

Winter Quarter (Jan 5-Mar 17)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3pm
RJH 5501
2 credits

The course will provide a broad overview of the auditory system from peripheral to central function, and from basic science to clinical applications. The focus will be on emerging (clinically relevant and fundable) topics in the auditory system and associated disorders.

Each week will focus on a specific topic and be led by 1-2 faculty experts. Lectures will alternate with student-led journal paper discussions. At the end of the term, each student will be paired with a faculty member and assigned a topic for a critical essay. See class flyer and course syllabus.

For more information, please contact the course directors,  and or the course administrator,.

Post and Predoctoral programs

Post-doctoral PhD researchers are the lifeblood of most basic science laboratories; they are essential for the conduct of science at the highest possible intellectual and technical level. Many otolaryngology departments have recruited outstanding basic scientists to tenure-track positions. Having a strong pool of well-trained postdoctoral fellows is essential to meeting all of these goals. 

Like pre-doctoral students, post-doctoral PhDs face a gap in funding after they arrive at a laboratory, and before they can be submitted by an individual NSRA fellowship. As part of our training grant,our Otolaryngology Training Grant funds one post-doctoral candidate per year to help them with this transition. 

For more information about our post-doctoral training opportunities, please contact the individual laboratory or Janice Moore at moorjani@ohsu.edu

Predoctoral training: The department of Otolaryngology offers predoctoral training leading to the PhD degree through the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP). Students can get training in the hearing sciences in any of the basic science laboratories of the OHRC. Graduate students belong to the NGP, although students may come from other degree granting departments or programs.

Prospective students apply directly to the NGP, not to individual laboratories. In the first year of their training in the NGP, pre-doctoral PhD candidates are involved in course work and are fully supported by the program. at the end of the first year, candidates join a laboratory where they will carry out their PhD research. Because the NGP's qualifying exam includes preparation of a NIG individual fellowship-stype proposal (NRSA) of their thesis research, NGP students will be well-prepared for submission of a pre-doctoral NRSA, which could provide funding by the third or fourth year.

For more information about our pre-doctoral training opportunities , please contact the former Director of the Neuroscience Graduate program, Dr. Peter Barr-Gillespie (gillespp@ohsu.edu)

OHRC Journal Club

The OHRC Journal Club meets Tuesday afternoons during the academic year starting in October. The meetings are designed as a faculty-guided forum for doctoral and post-doctoral students to discuss the very latest papers in central and peripheral auditory neuroscience. The group meets in MRB 634,  from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October to June. The club is organized as a series of modules, consisting of three consecutive sessions, focused within a discipline of interest. The lead-off presentation of each module is made by an OHRC faculty member. The OHRC Journal Club will begin the 2014-15 academic year in October and will end in June..  

If you would like to be on the list to receive announcements about these meetings, or materials for the discussion, please contact John Brigande at brigande@ohsu.edu or Christine Casabar at casabar@ohsu.edu..