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Women In Science: Picture a Scientist movie and discussion

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Dr. Sue Aicher, WIS PDX is hosting a screening and discussion of the movie, "Picture a Scientist." This movie chronicles the lives of women scientists, including biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring. They share their experiences in the sciences and their perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all. Register (for free) to watch the movie and participate.

Available for viewing Aug. 14-16
Discussion, Tuesday, Aug. 18, noon to 1 p.m.

OHSU Research Development

  • OHSU Research Development is the nerve center for managing research projects at OHSU. They provide research funding and development services, pre-award management and help with submitting proposals, post-award management, comparative medicine services, clinical trials services and clinical trials billing, collaborations with technology transfer, and research compliance tools.

Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute

Vollum Writing Program

  • This six-week professional science writing course combines short lectures, class discussion, workshop-style writing assignments and individual sessions to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. It is open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.
  • Time: Four sessions per year (winter, spring, summer, fall) on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Individual meeting times arranged by appointment.
  • Cost: There is no charge for NGP students, second-year PMCB students and Vollum researchers; $500 for others.
  • Email funding@ohsu.edu to register.

Medical Research Foundation

  • The Medical Research Foundation supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon through a program of competitively awarded research grants. The foundation also presents awards to outstanding Oregon scientists and mentors.
  • Time: Applications for grants are due Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15, and Nov. 15. Nominations for awards are due June 22.

People Management for PIs

  • Every Principal Investigator wants to build and maintain a lab that attracts and retains outstanding staff members so that your science will be excellent. Juggling this endeavor with all else the PI must do — writing papers, teaching, mentoring, gaining and maintaining funding, creating collaborative and productive relationships with other PIs — can be challenging at best. This free, 1.5-day Compass course will help you learn to manage people with a focus on the particular needs of running a lab.

RCR & RRT Resources

  • The life science community has compiled a list of publicly available resources focused on responsible conduct of research (RCR) and rigor, responsibility & transparency (RRT).

Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) Newsletter

  • Subscribe to this newsletter to learn about innovative approaches to research training and mentoring in biomedical sciences.

Advanced Grant Writing Class

  • This class provides advanced training and extensive individual feedback to help you write better grant applications. Class sessions are accompanied by four one-on-one sessions with the instructor, Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D., to revise and edit the application you are actively writing. Prerequisites include being an OHSU faculty member or completion of the Vollum Writing Class, along with imminent plans to write a grant and some preliminary data to write about.
  • Cost: Free
  • Time: 4-week class plus individual meetings

Early Career Advancement Program

  • Faculty who are accepted into this program are paired with experienced mentors who help them with goal setting, budgeting, team building, and identifying funding opportunities. Faculty also attend hands-on, interactive workshops focused on developing key competencies in laboratory management, grant writing, and leadership skills.
  • Any early to mid-career faculty member within the School of Medicine is eligible to apply.

OCTRI Design Studio

  • OCTRI Design Studios are set up to maximize the success of OHSU’s early-career investigators by providing feedback on career development grant proposals or your first R grant as you are developing them.
  • Cost: Free
  • Upcoming Design Studios: Dec. 10, noon to 2 p.m.

NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Office

The Human Investigations Program

  • The various academic programs offered by HIP are designed to give you the skills to enhance your career in clinical and translational research. HIP participants gain practical skills in conducting successful research studies and acquire knowledge that directly supports research and expands collaboration opportunities.
  • Time: Variable, can range from one course to a Master's degree
  • Cost: Variable, depending on the program