Fellowship Research Opportunities
Human Investigation Program
The Department of Pediatrics has an established program to meet the research needs of fellows. Each fellow is expected to participate in the Human Investigations Program (HIP) http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/academic-programs/hip/index.cfm at OHSU. This program provides a curriculum resulting in a Certificate in Human Investigations or Master of Clinical Research degree, is designed to meet the growing need for clinical and translational investigators. A non-degree track allows enrollment in individual courses. With increased knowledge of the basic science of disease, well-trained clinical scientists can translate these concepts from the bench to the bedside and to the community. HIP at OHSU is supported by the Oregon and Clinical Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) funded through the National Center of Research Resources and is sponsored by the School of Medicine, the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and by divisions and departments at OHSU.
In addition to the HIP course, the Pediatric Fellowship Committee supports the acquisition of skills in grant writing as an important part of fellowship education to help prepare fellows for a successful academic career. As such, during the course of each fellow's three year tenure at OHSU/Doernbecher, pediatric fellows are required to submit a grant for salary support and/or research resources. This is a natural extension supported by the HIP training program, also a requirement for pediatric fellows. Although we anticipate some of you will successfully obtain funding, your position and support for it are not contingent upon the outcome. Your SOC will help define and acknowledge you have fulfilled this requirement prior to graduation; the Pediatric Fellowship Committee is here to help.
Opportunities are provided not only in Pediatrics laboratories, but any laboratory at OHSU. Fellows may participate in clinical or basic science research.