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Researcher in his lab

Careers in Clinical Research

The CEDAR Professional Development Team would like to invite all of you to our next career panel that will focus on careers in Clinical Research. We are excited to have five guest panelists join us:

Mitchell Schain – Research Coordinator at OHSU
Anna Papinska, PhD – Senior Clinical Pharmacologist at BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Raina Tamakawa, M.S. – Enterprise Research Program Manager -- Health Insights at Providence
Robert Scarano, M.S. – Associate Director Clinical Operations Oncology at Acerta Pharma B.V.
Christine Solinsky, PhD – Senior Clinical Development Scientist at Akebia Therapetuics

Feel free to click on a panelist’s name to get more information about them on LinkedIn!

When registering, we highly encourage submitting questions for our panelists ahead of time – these will make the career panel more tailored to YOUR interests! Zoom meeting details will be released the week of the event. Contact Andre Walcott or Marilynn Chow-Castro with any questions.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, noon-1 p.m.

Ten simple rules for women principal investigators during a pandemic

This article explores the expectations and realities of life for researchers in the era of COVID-19. 

"Rule 0: There are literally no rules...the authors are going to acknowledge up front that there are no hard rules for a situation that has been described as “unprecedented” an unprecedented amount of times."

Instead, read for a an excellent list and description of 10 suggestions for how to approach your work during a pandemic.

Access to this article is free to all.

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 four-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; plus six individual meeting times arranged by appointment.
  • Cost: There is no charge for members of a Vollum lab or part of certain graduate Ph.D. programs; $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.

Marquam Talks

  • Marquam Talks are virtual talks showcasing the research and clinical advances of OHSU faculty on timely topics. All talks will be at 7 p.m. and end with a question and answer period with the speaker.

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