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Summer Student Research Awards

The Summer Student Research Awards are two to three month long paid summer internships designed to introduce college sophomores, junior, and seniors to various fields of biomedical research. Usually 8-10 openings are available in the laboratories of the scientists conducting basic and translational research at CROET. Application due dates and requirements.

Equity Summer Research Program

This is a program for rising sophomores and juniors who are interested in biomedical sciences and may be considering an M.D./Ph.D. program. This 8-week, paid summer program places students in OHSU research labs to provide hands-on experience, mentoring, and the association of graduate students, professors, and other like-minded undergraduates. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. See the Equity Summer Research Program for more information. You may contact cdi@ohsu.edu  with questions.

Health, Science & Engineering Careers Conference

The winter conference assists under-represented minority and disadvantaged college students by providing them with insight and information regarding various health professions, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health, engineering, and biomedical research. This conference is coordinated by OHSU's Center for Diversity & Multicultural Affairs. See the conferences site to register or call 503-494-5657. Registration deadline is early February.

Institute of Environmental Health Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Institute of Environmental Health (IEH) seeks interns interested in  physical, chemical, and biological processes that affect human and environmental health. IEH includes the Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP) and the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems (EBS).  Students with a background in biology, chemistry, environmental science, computer science, math, physics or engineering are encouraged to apply for interdisciplinary research opportunities.  Interns interact with faculty, post-doctoral, doctoral and masters students while learning new skills and contributing to scientific research. Women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  See http://www.stccmop.org/education/undergraduate for information or contact Vanessa Green at greenva@ohsu.edu or (503) 346-3411. 

Murdock Undergraduate Collaborate Research Program

The program is designed for talented students in their junior year from Concordia University, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Pacific University, University of Portland, Warner Pacific College, and Willamette University who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research, particularly those who are considering graduate school or an M.D./Ph.D. program. Students participate in ongoing research projects with investigators at OHSU and are paid a stipend. Students who are already committed to a career involving only clinical practice, such as private practice physicians or dentists, are specifically discouraged from applying. Application deadline is mid-October. Contact culbertm@ohsu.edu for contact information.

Oregon National Primate Research Center Summer Fellowship

The Oregon National Primate Research Center invites college undergraduates who will enter either their junior or senior year of college in the Fall of 2013 and are interested in neuroscience, reproductive sciences, or infectious disease to apply for the ONPRC Summer Fellowship Program. Selected applicants will work as part of a research team in an established laboratory alongside a staff member whose research interests complement the student’s own.

The Summer Fellowship Program supports students in 8-week apprenticeships for which a $2400 is received (successful applicants who live out of state may be eligible for assistance with travel expenses). Principal Investigators in the Divisions of Neuroscience, Reproductive Sciences, and Pathobiology and Immunology oversee research programs related to high-priority medical needs that are expected to increase in importance and funding emphasis over the coming decades. These include research in neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cancer, aging, mental illness, brain injury, addiction, obesity, reproductive health, immune response to infectious agents, and stem cells. Specific project details and application materials are available at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/onprc/public-education/undergraduate.cfm.

For more information contact Diana Gordon, gordondi@ohsu.edu or call 503-690-5201.

Rural Experience Programs (AHEC)

Oregon AHEC offers the Rural Community Health Clerkship. The Rural Community Health Clerkship is a partnership between the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and the Statewide Area Health Education Centers Program. One of eight, five-week clerkships required of third- and some fourth-year medical students, it provides the opportunity to experience primary care as practiced in rural areas or with underserved populations in Oregon. Each student is supervised by a skilled primary care physician experienced in internal medicine, pediatrics or family medicine.

Oregon AHEC also offers the Oregon Rural Scholars Program (ORSP) in partnership with the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine.  The ORSP allows up to ten selected third year medical students to spend up to 14 weeks in a rural community, comprising the Family Medicine and Rural Community Health Clerkships and a procedural elective.  This program is designed for students with a specific interest in a future rural practice.