Faculty Development: Researchers

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Getting started

  • Research Development and Administration (RDA)
    • Description: RDA 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.

      Time: many resources on website

      Cost: None

  • Vollum writing program

    • Description: This 4-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; other participants are charged a $500 fee.

  • Medical Research Foundation

    • Description: The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) 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: time required to submit a grant proposal and/or award nomination.

      Cost: Free

  • People Management for PIs

    • Description: 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.

      Time: 1.5-day course

      Cost: Free

    Junior Faculty Advancement Program (JFAP)

    • Description: Junior faculty are paired with experienced mentors who help them with goal setting, budgeting, team building, and identifying funding opportunities. Junior faculty also attend hands-on, interactive workshops focused on developing key competencies in laboratory management, grant writing, and leadership skills.

      Time: varies

      Cost: varies

Going deeper

  • The Human Investigations Program (HIP): Academic Courses in Clinical Research
    • Description: The program is 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: Yes

  • 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 4 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 the Vollum Writing Class, along with imminent plans to write a grant and some preliminary data to write about.

      Time: 4-week class plus individual meetings

      Cost: $300

Reaching mastery

  • The Human Investigations Program (HIP): Academic Courses in Clinical Research
    • Description: The program is 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: Yes

Promotion and tenure

Promotion and tenure can seem like a daunting process. Below are resources from the School of Medicine's Promotion and Tenure committee to help guide you through the process. 

  • Annotated Guide to the SoM CV

    • The annotations and examples are intended to explain "what goes where on the CV", to provide examples of effective formatting and organization to best highlight achievements, and to share tips regarding things to avoid.

  • Assessing Faculty Readiness for Promotion

    • These slides provide an overview of the process and promotion for the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor

  • Guide to Writing Personal Statements

    • This guide provides some guidance by the Promotion and Tenure Committee regarding the content and length of an effective personal statement

  • Description: OCTRI supports faculty and fellows who are interested in establishing and enhancing their career in clinical and translational research