Purpose and goals of the program

The goal of the OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research (OFDIR) is to address the need for increased representation of minoritized races/ethnicities in STEM at the postdoctoral level. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all scientific areas of study at OHSU. OFDIR Fellows will receive mentored research training and opportunities to build community with and receive support from other scientists who identify as members of a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in STEM. Explore the tabs above to learn more about the benefits of the OFDIR program, how to apply, and to meet current and former OFDIR fellows. 

Students play with models of neurons and the brain at Camp ELSO 2019
OFDIR Fellow Dr. Binyam Nardos leads a neuroscience immersion activity at Youth Engaged in Science event
Dr. Cristiane Miranda Franca works on Tooth-on-a-Chip technology in the Bertassoni Lab
OFDIR Fellow Dr. Cristiane Miranda Franca works on Tooth-on-a-Chip technology in the Bertassoni Lab

"The office really did help me in connecting with other minority scientists and [administrators] on campus, and gave me a group that I could talk to."

- Eugene Manley, Jr., Ph.D., Director of Community Engagement, LUNGevity Foundation

"I am deeply grateful to the OFDIR program. I was the second fellow and the people that run the program have believed in me and supported my research since 2014. They are really proactive in recruiting top-talent and supporting fellows."

- Dr. Oscar Miranda-Dominguez, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Pediatrics

"My time in the OFDIR program was transformative. Through the mentorship I received, I discovered that there were many unique paths I could take as a social scientist in the STEM field and felt empowered to explore and pursue them."

- Ginnifer Mastarone, Ph.D., User Experience Researcher, AnswerLab