Fellows receive practical and theoretical training in the principles of research, including training in the ethical conduct of research, enabling them to evaluate scientific literature and become a critical decision-maker. Every fellow is encouraged to submit at least one abstract to a national meeting and to play a significant role in at least one paper submitted for publication.
OHSU offers many opportunities for immunology, translational, and clinical research. Early in fellowship, fellows are mentored to identify and develop a research project that can be completed during the course of their training.
If interested in an academic career in clinical research, fellows may consider applying to the Human Investigator Program available at OHSU. The program is a one to two-year competitive certificate program providing training in all phases of clinical research including epidemiologic research methods, biostatistics, evidence-based medicine, outcomes research methods, and medical informatics methods. Fellows can choose to complete the program or audit specific classes. Realistically, participation in the HIP program would require a third year of fellowship, contingent upon available funding.