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Faculty of Translational Medicine boosts support for biomedical researchers
Date:6/5/2009

A new Faculty of Translational Medicine has been launched to increase support for, and enhance collaboration among researchers as they search for new treatments and diagnostic tests for a range of diseases and conditions. The Faculty is based in the National Institute for Health Research Comprehensive Biomedical Research Center at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals and King's College London.

It is the Centre's latest move to bolster the research efforts of clinicians, scientists, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and managers involved with the BRC. Through the Faculty, members can:

  • access training programmes, statistical advice and consultancy on clinical trial design
  • receive support for the use of cutting-edge technologies
  • run studies in dedicated clinical trials facilities
  • keep abreast of the latest developments in translational research
  • use the Faculty Resource Centre (opening in autumn 2009) where they can find the research and governance advice they need in on place, hotdesking facilities and opportunities to network with others working in translational medicine

Professor Graham Lord, Deputy Director of the comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre and Chair of its Training Committee said, 'The new Faculty of Translational Medicine will underpin our exciting interdisciplinary programmes of research, and the investments we have already made in research posts, facilities and equipment, training schemes and fora to keep people abreast of developments both locally and further afield.

'Our new Faculty will provide opportunities for members to interact and collaborate and to become leaders in translational medicine, thereby accelerating advances that will benefit patient care.'

Over 250 people from Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, King's College London and the Centre's other partner organisations, which include Barts and the London Sc
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Contact: Andrea Ttofa
Andrea.Ttofa@gstt.nhs.uk
44-207-188-5577
King's College London
Source:Eurekalert

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