The MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship and Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Alumni


Clinical & Translational Research Alumni

The MMI Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme (CTRSP) is a structured 4-year PhD programme for science graduates, with the objective of developing disease-focused researchers able to bridge gaps between basic scientists, clinical scientists and industry.

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Clinician Scientist Fellowship Alumni

The MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme (CSFP) is a structured 3-year PhD programme for medical graduates, with the objective of developing the next generation of clinician scientists who will lead the quest for new therapeutic strategies.

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MMI Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme Alumni Updates

Industry Placements

In addition to a programme of education modules, two academic lab placements and a Clinical Research Facility placement, each cohort of the MMI Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme concluded the first year of their structured 4-year PhD with a 10-15 week industry placement.

Over 25 organisations offered a variety of 10-15 week placement experiences in the various areas of bringing drugs and devices from concept to patient and market.

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Mentoring

Placement providers were distributed across the enterprise sector with a translational medicine/technology focus, including biomedical start-ups, medical device companies, clinical research organisations and multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Industry placement supervisors continued as external mentors during years 2-4 of the PhD. This to advise on career development, transferable skills and demonstrating the relevance of their studies to potential industry employers. Mentoring was facilitated by SkillsLog, the MMI online facility for our PhD students to track and record the transferable skills that they acquire over the course of their PhD studies.

Further information on SkillsLog: http://www.molecularmedicineireland.ie/skillslog-intro

Alumni stories

Please find below videos of CTRSP Alumni reporting on their industry placement & mentoring experiences during the programme and how it impacted on their post-PhD careers.

Dr Karen Hanrahan joined the CTRSP in 2011. She completed her PhD in UCD under the supervision of Prof William Watson. After graduating from the CTRSP, Karen joined a leading pharmaceutical company as a Pharmacovigilance and Quality Officer.
Ayokunmi Ajetunmobi joined the CTRSP in 2011. He undertook his PhD in TCD under the supervision of Drs Yuri Volkov, Adriele Prina-Mello, Aiden Corvin & Daniela Tropea. He is awaiting viva. Ayokunmi is now working in business development in Academia/Industry.
Dr Marie Fitzgibbon joined the CTRSP in 2011. During the first year Dr Fitzgibbon was hosted by Boston Scientific Galway for her 15-week industry placement. She completed her PhD in NUI Galway under the supervision of Dr Michelle Roche and Prof David Finn. After graduating from the CTRSP, Marie joined Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a Medical Information Manager.

The MMI Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institution (PRTLI) Cycle 5, and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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