Spotlight Opportunities

Clinical Research Investigative Studies Program (CRISP)

Wonder what the Emergency Medicine Department environment is like? Want to learn more about clinical research? CRISP Exposes volunteers to research methods and clinical medicine by spending time collecting data and observing unfettered rhythms of patient care in the OHSU Emergency Department. Interested? Learn more!

ADHD Research

The ADHD Research Study at OHSU is currently examining attention, heart rate, brain imaging, and cognitive functioning in children 7 to 11 years of age. This study is under the direction of Professor Joel Nigg, Ph.D. in the Department of Psychiatry and is an excellent opportunity for students interested in research and future graduate study. Students will be in direct contact with children and their parents and will gain useful experience with child and adult cognitive achievement and physiological tests. Interested? Learn more!




The Office of Visitors & Volunteers connects potential volunteers to various opportunities, orients them to the complex OHSU environment, and guides them through the volunteer registration process. This program also links Research, Academic, and Central Services departments to interested volunteers.

Volunteer Voices

Morinne Osborne: Summer Equity Intern


Morinne is a senior at Howard University in Washington D.C. majoring in biology with minors in chemistry and Spanish. When she isn't conducting research or shadowing doctors, the Portland native enjoys exploring and hiking. Read more about Morinne's story here.