Experimental Medicine Academy

Theme lead: Prof Neil Sebire

Deputy theme lead: Dr Despina Eleftheriou

The experimental medicine academy (EMA) cross cutting theme invests in the education and training of nurses, allied health professionals, PhD students and fellows as they develop into future academic and clinical leaders.

The EMA supports students and staff in their career development through a range of GOSH BRC led programmes and by linking in to a number of GOSH-wide NIHR career development initiatives, funding pathways and training opportunities.

 

BRC-supported training schemes

Summer Internships - funding to support lab consumables for summer projects

Academic Training Weekend - an opportunity for academic trainees working with children and young people to develop their research skills and career.

BRC PhD student support
  • Non clinical PhD studentships
  • Clinical PhD studentships
  • BRC Doctoral Training Support fund - funding to support the running costs for translational clinical research/experimental medicine projects.

Nursing and Allied Health Professional Training

Our unique training programme for nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) was established as part of the previous NIHR GOSH BRC funding term and offers a range of opportunities to get involved in research including writing internships, mentoring programmes and support with applications to the NIHR Clinical PhD programme.

This programme is led by Dr Kate Oulton (Nursing and AHP Training lead) and the Centre for Outcomes and Experience Reserach in Children's Health, Illness and Disability (ORCHID).

For more information contact Nursing and AHP Training Lead Dr Kate Oulton

Junior Faculty

The Junior Faculty group works alongside the EMA and senior management team to support the training and career development of Junior Faculty members across the NIHR GOSH BRC.

Our activities include

  • NIHR GOSH BRC Catalyst fellowship grants to help Early Career researchers fund gaps between fellowships.
  • Host quarterly education events aimed to enhance clinical and non-clinical research.
  • Develop the mentoring scheme both within NIHR GOSH BRC and across the UCL BRC network for intra and inter departmental mentoring
  • Support applications to the NIHR Infrastructure Visiting Speaker Award scheme

For more information contact Junior Faculty co-chairs Dr Karin Straathof (clinical) and Dr Haiyan Zhou (non-clinical).

EUREKA

EUREKA is an international institute which was built to catalyse the growing need for successful to translational medicine to address unmet medical demands. The aim of EUREKA is to build a global community of translational medicine professionals for the benefit of patients and society as a whole. This occurs through education, community building and research.

The three UCL Biomedical Research Centres (GOSH, UCL Hospitals, and Moorfields Eye Hospital) are partners of EUREKA. Together we sends two delegates each year to the prestigious EUREKA certificate course in Sicily, Italy. Applications open in October each year.

For Masters and PhD students UCL offers support to attend the EUREKA summer school in Utrecht each year.

There are also several translational research educational events held at UCL each year. These are modelled on EUREKA and take into the account the challenges of translational research.

All of these courses train future leaders in translational research – equipping them with the transferrable technical and personal skills to accelerate their careers including training in intellectual property, clinical and pre-clinical studies, regulation and leadership.

EUREKA at UCL also works with the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. Building an extensive network of EUREKA alumni across London and Cambridge.

For more information contact NIHR GOSH BRC Training Facilitator Emily Robinson.

Find out more

Visit the NIHR GOSH BRC events or opportunities pages