Navigation Links
Vet school in £10.7 million initiative to boost veterinary research training

The threat posed to animal and human health by emerging diseases in many cases exacerbated by unprecedented movement and trade and by climate change highlights the continuing need for academics trained in the veterinary sciences.

The Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity, announced the launch of a new 10.7m initiative to provide support for a range of activities designed to encourage veterinarians to take up research careers. The scheme will be run in partnership with the UK's veterinary schools.

Professor Gary England, Foundation Dean & Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction at the School of Veterinary Medicine & Science said: The School has a philosophy of integrating research and clinical training within its undergraduate programme. This new funding offers two significant developments for postgraduate research. It will develop research and clinical excellence in veterinary-qualified staff and engage veterinarians from clinical practice into research through the innovative Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Veterinary Science programme".

Veterinary research is important not just for animal health but also for human health, including quality and safety throughout the food chain, comparative studies that inform human medicine and our understanding of zoonoses (diseases that can cross the species barrier from animals to human, such as rabies, BSE and HIV).

Dr Pat Goodwin, Head of Pathogens, Immunology and Population Studies at the Wellcome Trust said: "Given the rising importance of zoonoses, it is more important than ever that we have a new generation of clinically-trained veterinary scientists. This new partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the UK veterinary schools is aimed at supporting this new generation.

The programme recognises that there is a national need for more veterinary-qualified researchers. It is being carried out at The University of Nottingham in partnership with the other six UK Veterinary Schools at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and the University of Oxford (Laboratory Animal Medicine Component).

Professor Sandy Trees from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool, who led the application for this award said: "This programme aims to create clinically literate researchers and research-literate clinicians. It will provide a cohort of veterinarians superbly equipped to contribute to the solution of some of the major health and welfare problems facing animals and humans in the twenty-first century.

The programme has been welcomed by Lord Selborne, who has previously highlighted the importance of veterinary research to society and the need to encourage veterinary students to undertake research training.

"I am delighted that the Wellcome Trust is working in partnership with the UK veterinary colleges to strengthen veterinary research, an area of increasing importance," says Lord Selborne. "This initiative will build on the Trust's ongoing support of this field and on the Veterinary Training Research Initiative, established in response to the report that I chaired which identified the lack of training opportunities for veterinary researchers."

The programme will deliver 20 Clinical Research Training Fellows, each with a PhD and a clinical or pathology specialist qualification, as well as number of postdoctoral fellows and clinical doctoral fellows, each with a DVM and specialist postgraduate training in laboratory animal medicine. In addition, leading to these centrepiece awards will be 175 Vacation Scholarships, 175 Intercalation Awards, support for 5 Summer Schools, and 9 one-year Research Entry Scholarships.

To coincide with the announcement of the new programme, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) today launches The Impact of Veterinary Research, a brochure to promote the key role that veterinary research plays in our lives.

I have spent over 40 years in practice and have seen the array of medicines and techniques available to the veterinary surgeon increase exponentially over the years," says Dr Bob Moore, RCVS President. "I am very much aware of the enormous importance of veterinary research, not only to the veterinary profession but to the world at large. I congratulate the Wellcome Trust on this exciting new initiative, which will help to develop and sustain a vibrant veterinary research community.


Contact: Lindsay Brooke
University of Nottingham

Related medicine news :

1. School Children Put To Risk Due To Shortage Of Nurses
2. Schools and Bars closed in Rwanda due to Cholera outbreak
3. Does Success in School Differ From the Real World Success ?
4. Preschoolers eat more when served in bigger helpings
5. Watching TV in the bedroom can lower children’s school performanc
6. Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students
7. Adolescents Who Walk To School Are Fitter, More Active
8. Safe Neighborhood Means Less TV For Preschool Children
9. Popularity Among Peers Increases Susceptibility To Smoking Habit Among School Children
10. Vitamin filled nutrition candy for School children
11. Fish Oil supplementation reduces physical aggression in school children’
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a ... the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who ... , Research from reveals that behind the tendency to set ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are ... for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within ... of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research and ... Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... for Companion Diagnostics The World Market for ... personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the ... Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Tenn. , June 24, 2016  Arkis ... providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid ... in funding.  The Series-A funding is led by ... Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new ... neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: