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 graduate and postdoctoral trainees. These sources include the following programs:
- NCCIH-funded T32 training grant on CAM in Neuroscience and Stress (PI Dr. Barry Oken)
- NCATS-funded TL1 and KL2 training grant programs at the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (Co-PI Dr. Cynthia Morris)
- NCCIH-funded R90 and T90 programs at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM; Portland, OR; Co-Director Dr. Ryan Bradley)
- NCCIH-funded administrative supplements (PA-19-031) for Complementary Health Practitioner Research Experience, for which the BDSRC would be eligible to apply
- 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.
If you are interested in finding out more about training opportunities at the BENFRA center, please contact Alex Speers at BENFRA@ohsu.edu.
Diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at OHSU exists to promote diversity and prevent discrimination. Learn more about affirmative action and equal opportunity at OHSU.
The BENFRA Center is actively committed to equity, inclusion and expanding diversity within our Program.