The Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders is a T32 institutional training grant, CAM Research Training in Neuroscience and Stress, from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at NIH. This training grant provides funding for predoctoral students in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and for postdoctoral fellows with an interest in complementary medicine and either neurology or stress, including oxidative/nitrative and toxicologic stress. Complementary medicine is a broad area and includes treatments such as dietary supplements and mind-body medicine as well as others.
The predoctoral positions are awarded to PhD students in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department at OHSU. Students need to apply to the PhD program using the routine application procedure. During the first year, if they choose to work with a mentor on a project of relevance to CAM, then they will apply for the T32 training grant support. This entails a proposal for the planned research, mentor support letter, and interviews with several seniors members of the training grant.
Post-doctoral fellowship positions
The post-doctoral fellowships will be for two years with the possibility of extending them depending on the fellow’s success and funding availability. Fellows conducting clinical research will be expected to participate in the Human Investigations Program at OHSU. Fellows will be primarily located at either OHSU or the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Collaborative opportunities are also available with Western States Chiropractic College, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Potential mentors are listed at ORCCAMIND, although some of the mentors may only be able to act as a co-mentor, depending on their experience in mentorship and research.