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Career Development Programs

Advanced Grant Writing Class

Audience: Faculty.
Description: An intensive, four-week grant writing course offered two times per year. Topics will include strategic placement of information, improving sentence structure, and revising for clarity and readability. Class sessions are complemented by one-one-one sessions with the instructor.
Time: Offered two times per year. See website for upcoming sessions.
Cost: $300 fee.
Registration required? Yes. Email funding@ohsu.edu.

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Biostatistics Design Program

Audience: Basic, clinical and population science researchers.
Description: Pre-award support includes statistical support with grant submissions, protocol development, study design, sample size and power analysis and statistical analysis plan. Post-award support with statistical analysis, data management, data preparation, interim analysis, statistical support with manuscript preparation and review.
Time: Biostatistics Drop in Session are offered to all OHSU investigators on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. To register, email bdp@ohsu.edu.
Cost: Fee based. View more information.
Sponsor: Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

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Career Opportunities for PhDs

Audience: Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Description: A student-organized seminar series that invites Ph.D.'s from various industries and professions to speak about their career path. Previous speakers have included a patent attorney, a high school science teacher, a science writer, and a scientist who works at a pharmaceutical company.
Time: Every other month at 4 p.m. on Fridays. Upcoming seminars are posted on the Neuroscience Graduate Program calendar.
Cost: Free
Registration required? No


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Funding Focus

Audience: Faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, students, research-ranked employees and staff.
Description:
This monthly workshop series is designed to share advice, tips, and general information on funding for the OHSU research community. Topics vary each month but have included: Grant Writing 101, NIH Peer Review, and Foundation Funding.
Time: The third Thursday of every month from 12 to 1 p.m in Mackenzie Hall 2201. View seminar schedule.
Cost: Free
Registration required? No
Sponsor: Research Funding & Development Services

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Human Investigations Program (HIP)

Audience: Faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and professional students enrolled in doctoral programs.
Description: The Human Investigations Program, commonly referred to as HIP, offers an integrated clinical and translational research education curriculum. Three tracks are offered including a masters in clinical research, a certificate degree in human investigations and a non-degree track for those wanting to take individual courses. More than 25 courses are offered in the curriculum. Courses related to career development include: Proposal Development, Scientific Writing, and an Academic Leadership series.
Time: For course schedule, see HIP website.
Cost: Fees plus tuition for Master of Clinical Research.
Registration required? Application for admission required.
Sponsor: Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

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HIP Scientific Writing Course

Audience: Faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Description: Offered through the Human Investigations Program, this course provides insight into the peer-reviewed journal process in clinical medicine and surgery. The trainee also gains an understanding of the elements of clinical science writing that are expected in peer-reviewed publications. The topics covered include elements of the clinical science paper; writing the paper from concept to manuscript; defining the peer-reviewed literature; finding appropriate and best journals for submission; elements of peer review including how to review and how to respond to reviewers' comments. This course also explores the art of oral presentation of scientific data.
Cost: Fees
Registration required? Application for admission to the Human Investigations Program
Sponsor: Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

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HIP Academic Leadership

Audience: Faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Description: The Human Investigations program offers courses in academic leadership including: Influence and effective communication for leading research teams, Best practices in project management, and Understanding and managing academic organizations. These courses are directed at individuals who plan to make research in an academic setting a major part of their career.
Cost: Tuition and fees.
Registration required? Application for admission to the Human Investigations Program.
Sponsor: Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

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HIP Buffet

Audience: Faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, students, research-ranked employees and staff.
Description: This series is designed to provide practical research skill training designed to support researchers in all aspects from applying for research funding, implementing studies, recruiting and obtaining consent, and publishing. This series complements certificate and master's degree track in the Human Investigations Program but is open to all.
Time: Monthly on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 12 p.m. View schedule.
Cost:
Free
Registration required? No
Sponsor: Human Investigations Program

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NRSA Application Workshop

Audience: Students, postdoctoral fellows, and department grants coordinators.
Description: If you're planning to apply for an individual F-series fellowship from the NIH, we encourage you to attend this workshop to learn about essential, non-research elements of your fellowship application. The workshop will cover: elements needed for an InfoEd proposal; how to develop a budget; how to manage reference letters; biosketches and PMCID numbers; and elements of a great training plan.
Time: Offered two times per year. Contact funding@ohsu.edu to learn about upcoming sessions.
Cost: Free.
Registration required? Yes.

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OCTRI Design Studio

Audience: Participants include postdoctoral or clinical fellows, and early faculty writing a career development grant or first independent research. Audience includes senior faculty.
Description: Design Studio is an interactive research seminar designed to provide informative feedback to faculty or fellows who intend to submit a career development grant or first independent research grant.The seminar brings together an audience of senior scientists (similar to grant reviewers) to provide constructive feedback on the research objectives and design. This conference is created to maximize the success of OHSU's early-career investigators.
Time: Scheduled approximately monthly. See website for upcoming sessions.
Cost: Free.
Registration required? Yes. Contact Karen McCracken or Dr. Cindy Morris.
Sponsor: Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

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People Management for Principal Investigators

Audience: Faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows.
Description: Every Principal Investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding staff members so that your science will be excellent. Juggling this endeavor with all else the PI must do – writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs – can be challenging at best. This 1.5-day course will help you learn to manage people with a focus on the particular needs of running a lab.
Time: Offered quarterly. See website for upcoming sessions.
Cost: Free
Registration required? Yes. Register via TrainingForce.
Sponsor: Research and Academic Human Resources and Research Funding & Development Services


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RCR Training for Scholars and Trainees

Audience: Priority is given to scholars and trainees funded by an NIH K-award or clinical, postdoctoral T-award, or any career development grant. The seminar is also open to training grant faculty who have an RCR requirement; these faculty members can serve as small group facilitators.
Description: This eight-hour seminar meets the RCR, or Responsible Conduct of Research, requirements of the NIH K-award or T-award. It is an interactive and practical experience that is focused on addressing real issues that have arisen in the course of your research. This may be related to ethics, integrity and regulatory matters, including anything from how you recruit and consent patients to how you keep laboratory methods or determine authorship.
Time: View the RCR training webpage to see upcoming class schedule.
Cost: Free.
Registration required? Yes. Contact Karen McCracken.
Sponsor: Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute

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Vollum Career Development Workshops

Audience: Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Description: A weekly seminar series held every winter designed to provide advice for young scientists. Each seminar features faculty guest speakers who present on topics ranging from finding a mentor to applying for your first job.
Time: Wednesdays at noon in January, February, and March. View schedule.
Cost: Free
Registration required? No.
Sponsor: Research Funding & Development Services and the Vollum Institute

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Vollum Writing Program

Audience: Early faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Description: An in-depth, six-week professional science writing course that focuses on papers and grants. In addition to class sessions, students receive six individual meetings with the instructor where they will receive personal coaching on their in-progress writing.
Time: Offered four times per year. See website for upcoming sessions.
Cost: No fees are assessed for NGP students, second-year PMCB students, and Vollum researchers; other participants will be charged a $500 fee.  
Registration required? Yes. Email funding@ohsu.edu.

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Women in Science Brown Bag Lunch Series

Audience: Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Description: An informal, brownbag series that features guest speakers on topics such as work/life balance for early-career scientists and transitioning from bench to business.
Time: Bi-monthly. Sign up for the Women in Science listerv to be notified about future events.
Cost: Free
Registration required? No
Sponsor: Women in Science OHSU


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Write Winning Grants seminar

Audience: Open to all, including OHSU faculty and staff as well as researchers from other academic, hospital, research, and community organizations.
Description: A sponsored seminar from national leaders in grant writing for clinicians and scientists who want to improve their skills in obtaining grant funding.
Time: Held alternate years in fall (2012, 2014). See website for upcoming sessions.
Cost: Fee.
Registration required? Yes
Sponsor: Oregon Translational and Clinical Research Institute

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