Training future investigators
OHSU and the BENFRA Center place a high value on training future investigators. The Center’s investigators have a strong record of mentorship ranging from high school, undergraduate and graduate students to postdoctoral and junior faculty mentees. The BENFRA center is fortunate in being able to leverage several sources of candidates and funding to support undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral trainees. These sources include the following:
OHSU Department of Neurology-funded pilot project
Every Fall, the BENFRA Center announces a call for applications for Pilot Study Projects funded by OHSU’s Department of Neurology. One $15,000 award is chosen. Please check back in the Fall of 2024 for the next cycle.
Training Programs and supplements
- NCCIH-funded T32 training grant on CAM in Neuroscience and Stress (PIs Dr. Barry Oken and Dr. Amala Soumyanath)
- NCATS-funded TL1 and KL2 training grant programs at the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (Co-PI Dr. Cynthia Morris)
- NCCIH-funded administrative supplements (NOT-AT-22-010) for Complementary Health Practitioner Research Experience
- Graduate student programs at OHSU and OSU
- Scholarly project requirement for medical students at OHSU (Dr. Heidi Nelson)
- Master’s thesis projects by students in the Integrative Medicine Research Program at NUNM (Dr. Bradley).
BENFRA investigators may have opportunities for high school or undergraduate internships.
Diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity
The Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Compliance (OCIC), formerly AAEO, exists to promote diversity and prevent discriminatory misconduct behavior by providing advice, training and support through investigations and assessments. Learn more about the OCIC and Affirmative Action at OHSU.
The BENFRA Center is actively committed to equity, inclusion and expanding diversity within our Program.
If you are interested in finding out more about training opportunities at the BENFRA center, please contact us at BENFRA@ohsu.edu.