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.  

As an OCTRI Scholar, you receive mentorship and guidance to develop your research or clinician science career. Review benefits and eligibility below.


Education to support development of your competencies in clinical and translational research with specific skills, including:

Research support

Research support to advance your research efforts, including:

Proposal support

Proposal support to provide you feedback at critical times in the development of your research, including:

OCTRI Scholars are all researchers at OHSU of the Portland VA who have a current career development award (including non-federal/foundation CDAs). Investigators are automatically added based on CDA status.

Download the OCTRI Scholars Fact Sheet for detailed information on eligibility, program benefits and resources.

Meet the OCTRI Scholars

Learn who the OCTRI scholars are and about the diverse research they are conducting. You might even recognize some 'famous' investigators from their early career days!

View the list of past and present scholars.

Contact us

For more information about the OCTRI Scholars Program, 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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