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Interdisciplinary Training Programme for Clinicians in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Cambridge: Support for the 2014 MPhil Appointments. (360G-Wellcome-085686_Z_08_K)

<table> <tbody> <tr> <td>We &nbsp; propose an innovative training scheme for Translational Medicine and &nbsp; Therapeutics (TMAT) which builds on the exceptional conjunction on the &nbsp; Cambridge campus of leading scientists and clinical specialists, with an &nbsp; industrial research environment embraced both by international pharmaceutical &nbsp; and local biotech companies. Much of this is found under the same roof, the &nbsp; Addenbrookes Centre for Clinical Investigation (ACCI), with a track record of &nbsp; integrated training: academic with industrial, clinical with scientific, &nbsp; pharmacology &amp; therapeutics with patient-based specialties. The novel &nbsp; TMAT programme will attract the brightest candidates at several levels of &nbsp; seniority, ranging from MB PhD students to clinical lecturers, some wishing &nbsp; translational skills in their chosen specialty, others not yet differentiated &nbsp; who may become future leaders and teachers of TMAT. Each trainee will have a &nbsp; customised programme. Part of this will be a bespoke, modular MSc modelled on &nbsp; the well-known small-group lectures and supervisions of the Cambridge final &nbsp; year undergraduate courses. However the centrepiece for most candidates will &nbsp; be a PhD including formal teaching in a wide range of translational and &nbsp; pharmacological skills, and a project which takes proof-of-concept studies in &nbsp; cell or animal systems forward to proof-of-concept studies in humans. We have &nbsp; assembled an outstanding faculty of PhD supervisors spanning a wide choice of &nbsp; skills and experience in basic and clinical science. All trainees will have &nbsp; the opportunity for hands-on exposure to the design and conduct of &nbsp; experimental medicine studies investigating the therapeutic potential of new &nbsp; drugs, in collaboration with our industrial partner, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). &nbsp; Our product will be a new generation of clinician scientists with 360-degree &nbsp; vision of the complex landscape of modern therapeutic medicine, who can rise &nbsp; to the challenges and opportunities of 21st century drug development.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>


15 Dec 2014

Grant details
Amount Awarded 28140
Applicant Surname Brown
Approval Committee PhD Studentships in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Award Date 2014-12-15T00:00:00+00:00
Financial Year 2014/15
Grant Programme: Title Translational Medicine & Therapeutics Programme - Other Appointment
Internal ID 085686/Z/08/K
Lead Applicant Prof Morris Brown
Planned Dates: End Date 2015-09-30T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2014-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
Recipient Org: Country United Kingdom
Region East of England
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