Experimental Medicine Academy
Theme Lead: Dr Philippa Mills
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
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 the Centre for Outcomes and Experience Reserach in Children's Health, Illness and Disability (ORCHID).
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.
- GOSH BRC Junior Faculty Conference & Training Support Fund which is designed to support travel and related expenses for researchers based at ICH or GOSH to attend and participate in conferences
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 transferable 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.