Volunteer Voices

Juliana Pirkle: Clinical Psychology volunteer to Research Assistant II

JulianaEarlier this year, Juliana Pirkle began working in a full-time role as a Research Assistant II within the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab. Julie gained knowledge and skills in clinical research through over 2 years of volunteer service in clinical research, which played a vital role in helping her get to where she is today. "I knew OHSU had a reputation of quality and scientific rigor, but getting to experience the astounding ingenuity and genuine compassion for people first-hand as a volunteer is an experience I wouldn't trade for anything."

Read more of Julie's story.



Research & Academic Volunteer Services 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.

Spotlight Opportunity

CPR-EM Syncope project internship

medDr. Benjamin Sun and his research team are looking for volunteer interns to conduct follow-up calls to study participants across 12 research sites nationwide in his Syncope project. This is a great opportunity to help out, and better get to know the OHSU Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM).

Interested? Find the opportunity requirements and contact information for this position on our open opportunities page