Elizabeth Blackwell Institute funding
19 June 2017
The latest round of awards dispersed by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research have been announced.
Emily Milodowski (VetSci) was recently awarded a Clinical Primer for Identifying predictive biomarkers for the therapeutic efficacy of check point inhibitors in the treatment of metastatic melanoma patients. Clinical primers are aimed at medical, veterinary and dental clinical graduates and are designed to give outstanding early career clinicians the chance to experience a world-class research environment for the first time. Emily will begin her placement later this year.
Postgraduate Discipline Hopping Fellowships are designed to support a small number of postgraduate researchers currently enrolled on one of the University of Bristol Wellcome Trust-funded 4 year PhD programmes, who receive funding that enables them to ‘discipline hop’ and experience a new field. Recently in receipt of an award is Mark Olenik (Maths, below) for Mathematical modelling of cell competition in cancer.
Confidence in Concept awards fund larger proof of concept studies which provide robust evidence to funders of the feasibility of a proposed solution to a health, clinical or product development need. They are intended to accelerate the translation of discovery research into new therapies, diagnostics and medical devices by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach – before seeking more substantive translational funding. Recently in receipt of such an award is Jaap Velthuis (Physics, below) for Development of novel silicon diode dosimetry devices for radiotherapy verification.