OCTRI Scholars Program: Facilitating Research Independence

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Our goal

The OCTRI Scholars Program is designed to support early-career faculty in their transition to research independence. The mission of this program is to identify and support promising faculty who may benefit from OCTRI support and resources in their efforts to obtain independent research funding.  

Benefits and eligibility

As an OCTRI Scholar, you receive mentorship and guidance to develop your research or clinician science career, including:

  • Education to support development of your competencies in clinical and translational research with specific skills, including the Human Investigations Program and OCTRI's Responsible Conduct of Research training. Additional RCR resources are available from OHSU's Integrity Office.
  • Research support to advance your research efforts, including Clinical Translational Research Center services.
  • Proposal support to provide you feedback at critical times in the development of your research, including the OCTRI Design Studio, the CDA Library and more.
  • Mentoring activities to provide you with career development support, including quarterly networking events and access to targeted information that aligns directly to your career and research goals.

OCTRI Scholars are all researchers at OHSU or the Portland VA who have a current career development award.  Download the OCTRI Scholars Fact Sheet for detailed information on eligibility, program benefits and resources.

View a list of past and current scholars.

Contact us

For more information about the OCTRI Scholars Program and the OCTRI K2 Program award, please contact: 

Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Education Program Director, OCTRI

Melissa Mudd, M.P.H.
Alliance Manager, Education Program, OCTRI 

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