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New programme to advance clinical research capability among doctors

13 September 2016

The scheme, which will be known as Wellcome – HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme, will support the intake of eight postgraduate trainee doctors a year for a five-year period, providing fully integrated clinical and research training up to consultant level.

The award represents an overall investment of almost €13 million.

According to Dr Graham Love Chief Executive at the Health Research Board,

‘We are committed to fostering a research-active culture among health professionals so they can continually evolve and improve care. It is great to see that the ongoing collaboration between the HRB and Wellcome Trust continues to extend new opportunities to researchers in Ireland'.

Professor Michael Gill the Principal Investigator on the Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme said,

‘Our goal in securing this award was to enable a fundamental change in the training of future academic clinicians on an all-Ireland basis. At its core is a fully integrated clinical and research programme that will provide seamless, supported and mentored training of the highest standard, targeting future clinical academic leaders in the universities and health care system'.

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