UQ Ochsner Clinical School Research Opportunities

Research at Ochsner

Ochsner is committed to a multi-disciplinary, clinically-integrated research program of biomedical innovation and discovery with the ultimate goal of improving the health and wellness of our patients. Ochsner Research, covering a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and expertise from molecular and cellular biology to epidemiology, is organized around three centers/institutes.

The Institute of Translational Research is home to Ochsner’s laboratory-based research with ongoing investigations in various diseases including hypertension, diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders. The Institute of Clinical Research supports investigator-initiated clinical research and sponsored clinical trials in nearly 30 medical specialties with particular emphasis on Cardiology and Oncology research. The Center for Applied Health Services Research focuses on outcomes and effectiveness research; current studies include investigations in medication adherence, chronic disease management, and healthcare information technology.

Research at the UQ Faculty of Medicine

Offering world-class teaching in Medicine, Public Health and Biomedical Sciences, as well as four leading clinical research institutes and centres, the Faculty of Medicine are positioned to be a major force in medical education and translational research in Australia. Learn more.

Research Options for OCS Students

Ochsner Clinical School provides research training opportunities through both formal and informal mechanisms. Students enrolled at the Ochsner Clinical School are eligible for UQ-sponsored, research-based programs leading to an MBBS Honours degree or to dual degrees - MBBS/MPhil (Master of Philosophy, equivalent to a Master of Science in the US) or MBBS/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). 

Medical students not wishing to enroll in a formal research program can, and are encouraged to, participate in ongoing research activities pending acceptance and approval by the appropriate investigators at the School of Medicine (Years 1 and 2) and at Ochsner Health System (Years 3 and 4).