Translational Research Education at OHSU

How does OHSU support faculty, fellows, and students who want to pursue translational research?

What resources support faculty in gaining the skills and experience necessary for a successful research career? With many robust resources across OHSU's schools, departments, and institutes, it can be difficult to know what's available and how to access the right resources. Now there's a fact sheet that addresses this question.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What support is available for early-career faculty who are pursuing a research career?

In addition to the support provided by individual departments, there are some institutional resources that can help faculty and fellows who are pursuing a career development award (e.g. K-series from NIH or AHRW, K99/R00, KL2 participants)  or have already obtained a mentored career development award.

  • Design Studio. An opportunity to present your research plan and get feedback from a group of senior investigators, mentors, biostatisticians and regulatory experts.
  • OCTRI Scholars Program. A program that supports career development awardees or faculty who are applying for a career development award.
  • Vollum Writing Program. A writing series developed specifically for faculty and students who are working on a grant application.

Read about all of these resources in the Education and Training in C/T Research Fact Sheet.  


What is HIP?

HIP stands for Human Investigations Program, a research education program open to faculty, fellows, and doctoral students at OHSU and the VA. HIP offers a master's in clinical research (MCR) and a certificate in human investigations, as well as the opportunity for faculty and fellows to take individual courses without pursuing a degree.


What is an MCR degree?

MCR stands for Masters in Clinical Research, a degree that can be obtained through the Human Investigations Program (HIP). The focus of the MCR track is on formal training for clinicians and scientist who want to make clinical and translational research either their predominant focus or a substantial part of their long-term career goals. 


How can faculty get training and support in biostatistics?

There are a few ways that faculty can enhance their skills in biostatistics.

  • Take classes. The Human Investigations Program offers individual courses in biostatistics. Learn more about HIP. Learn more about HIP.
  • Attend seminars. The HIP Buffet Series includes statistical topics like "Preparing for Data Analysis: Practical Tips." View the HIP Buffet Series schedule.