Since becoming a BRC, we have introduced a number of innovative training programmes and fellowship schemes.
These enable consultants, allied healthcare professionals, nurses and midwives, post-doctoral scientists, clinical trainees and PhD students to increase their experience and expertise in translational research.
We have recruited:
Nine students onto a four year PhD studentship programme - this innovative programme allows graduates to undertake core training in basic translational research methodology, involving three four-month rotations prior to selection of their PhD project.
Seven post-doctoral scientists - these fellows aim to become independent researchers.
22 one-year clinical training fellows - the scheme provides 12 months' funding to academic clinical trainees to pump-prime their research. 17 of these trainees have gone on to win external funding to continue their research leading to PhDs
14 allied healthcare professional/nurse research training fellows - these fellowships provide non-medical clinical staff with a significant clinical commitment with protected research time.
Six clinical research consultants - these consultants spend half of their time carrying out their clinical duties and half of their time carrying out translational research.
Our Faculty of Translational Medicine also runs an Intercalated BSc in Translational Medicine at King's College London. In addition, we will be taking our first students onto an MSc in Translational Medicine for the 2011/12 academic year. BRC Faculty members are invited to attend lectures on these modules, subject to availability.