Education and Training for Graduate and Professional Students
OCTRI has exciting education, training, and funding opportunities for doctoral students who are interested in expanding their experience with clinical and translational research. Students in the MD, DMD, PhD, PharmD, and DNP programs are eligible. Browse the list of opportunities below.
Oregon Students Learn and Explore Research (OSLER)
The OSLER program offers research experience and mentorship through stipend-funded year-long (12 months) training. These positions are available to students enrolled in a doctoral program at OHSU. Students will engage in clinical or translational research under the direction of a mentor proposed by the student. Year-long trainees enrolled in the MD or DMD program enroll in an approved master's degree program (Master of Clinical Research, Master of Public Health, or Master of Medical Informatics). PhD students may choose to enroll but it is not required. Tuition for the Master of Clinical Research program is paid by the program.
Learn more about the OSLER program for doctoral students
What is translational research?
The Human Investigations Program (HIP): Academic Courses in Clinical ResearchThe Human Investigations Program (HIP) offers an integrated clinical and translational education curriculum sponsored by OCTRI. The program aims to meet the needs of clinicians and scientists who are interested in exploring research in their areas of focus. The program was designed around the very practical skills and knowledge necessary to successfully conduct clinical and translational research.
HIP is open to faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and students in any doctoral degree program. (View detailed eligibility requirements.) There are three basic ways to participate in HIP:
Master of Clinical Research
The Master of Clinical Research (MCR) track focuses on formal training for health care professionals who desire to make clinical or translational research either their predominant focus or a substantial part of their long-term career goals.
Certificate of Training in Human Investigations
This two-year Certificate track combines a series of rigorous didactic courses, experiential learning, and mentored training in clinical research at OHSU.
A non-degree track is available to those who wish to enroll in core didactic courses of interest but not complete a certificate or MCR degree.
Invent Seminar Series
The Invent Seminar Series is a 10 week educational program on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. The series kicks-off January 2015 with two keynote presentations and a series of weekly seminars that will provide information on translating and commercializing discoveries in the health and life sciences. Attendance is free, and medical students, grad students, post-doc fellows, faculty, and members of the bioscience community are all encouraged to attend.
OCTRI Research Forum
The OCTRI Research Forum offers monthly, noon-time seminars that highlight practical topics of interest to clinical and translational researchers, such as faculty development, grant funding opportunities, and research resources.