For Faculty and Fellows

Education & Training for Faculty and Fellows

OCTRI supports faculty and fellows who are interested in establishing and enhancing their career in clinical and translational research. The following list of resources includes academic educational opportunities, seminars and workshops, and career development funding opportunities directly supported by OCTRI.

The Human Investigations Program (HIP): Academic Courses in Clinical Research

The 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 graduate students. View detailed eligibility requirements or read more about the three ways to participate in the HIP program.

OCTRI KL2 Program

The OCTRI KL2 Program provides protected clinical and translational research training for either clinical or research faculty. Trainees will participate in a formal training program that includes master’s level didactic education, intensive research experience with incorporation into an interdisciplinary research team, multidisciplinary mentoring, and a broad-based experiential component.

Learn more about the KL2 program.

OSLER TL1 Program

The OSLER TL1 program supports training and career development in clinical and translational research to predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from OHSU, Portland State University, University of Oregon and Oregon State University for one to 3 years.  Trainees will participate in education to acquire competencies of clinical and translational research.

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.

OCTRI Scholars Program

The Scholars Program supports early-career faculty in their efforts to obtain independent research funding. Anyone at OHSU or the VA who is applying for or who has a current career development award (e.g. NIH K awards, VA CDA) is eligible to participate. The program promotes awareness of opportunities for mentored awards and assists faculty in developing strong grant applications. 

Learn more about the Scholars Program.

Design Studio

Design Studios are set up to maximize the success of OHSU's early-career investigators by giving them feedback as they prepare grant proposals.  OCTRI invites members of the senior OHSU research community plus interested partners to listen to a short presentation, ask questions, and provide feedback. If you or a member of your research group or department is planning to submit one of these proposals, consider taking advantage of an OCTRI Design Studio. 

Learn more about OCTRI Design Studio

Biomedical Innovation Program fastPACE (Program Accelerating Commercialization Education)

Registration is now open for Fall 2018! A 4-week biomedical innovation and commercialization course designed for the busy medical academician. Through this course you will learn the basic components of biomedical commercialization and build a competitive business case for funding and partnership development.

Visit the fastPACE webpage to learn more, including if this course is right for you, how to register, and who to contact.

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.

Learn more about the Invent Seminar Series

RCR training for NIH Scholars and Trainees

OCTRI offers an interactive and practical 8-hour seminar which can meet the NIH requirements for K awards or T awards.  The majority of each session is dedicated to active learning and models a rational approach to address real ethical, integrity and regulatory issues that have arisen in the course of your research.

Learn more about this RCR training opportunity and how to register

Mentoring Program

OHSU School of Medicine has paired up with OCTRI to offer some exciting new resources and learning opportunities for OHSU faculty who seek more information about mentoring and being mentored. The Mentoring Program is led by a team of faculty who have expertise in academic career development.

Learn more about the Mentoring Program.

Clinical Research Coordinator Training Workshop

This two-day workshop is designed to provide a basic framework of the role and responsibilities of the research coordinator, the regulatory and policy requirements for appropriate conduct of clinical research at OHSU, and tools to assist coordinators to successfully perform their role. This workshop is open to all OHSU employees.

Statistical Education & Training

Workshops & Training Sessions Offered by OCTRI

OCTRI's Biostatistics & Design Program can offer workshops and training sessions on a variety of statistical topics. The program faculty and staff have experience presenting at certain OHSU centers and departments, and anyone can request a workshop or training session. 

Learn more about Statistical Workshops & Training.

Academic Courses and Programs at OHSU

In addition to the Human Investigations Program, OHSU offers academic courses in biostatistics.