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Turnberg Cup 2019 Winner
Congratulations to Govind Oliver who is the 2019-20 Winner of the Daniel Turnberg Cup. Govind said:
"I am honoured to have been awarded the Turnberg cup for 2019. It was a privilege to have this presented to me by Professor Graham Lord, Vice-President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.
I am both fortunate and very grateful to have had the mentorship of Professor Rick Body during my NIHR ACF in Emergency Medicine. I was delighted to have the opportunity to present some of our research, alongside senior academics, at the ICAT Annual Symposium to friends and colleagues. Research in Emergency Medicine is growing thanks to the tireless efforts of a few dedicated clinical academics. It was very rewarding on a personal level to feel that I could contribute towards research within the specialty gaining recognition.
I really enjoyed the discussion following my talk, I was pleasantly surprised by the interest in our work from researchers working in very different areas. I found the same enthusiasm and interest hearing about the work of Pan and John, both doing genomic research, who won the oral and poster prizes at the ICAT Annual Symposium. It is a credit to the University, and the ICAT programme, that clinical academics from disciplines as different as Emergency Medicine and Genomics can come together, be enthused by each others work, share their ideas and passions and lay the seeds of future collaborations."
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The Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) hosts the Manchester Integrated Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) programme.
Aim: The aim of the ICAT programme is to facilitate and support the academic development of both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical trainees who aspire to follow a clinical academic career path.
Partnership: To achieve this aim, the ICAT programme is managed as a partnership between The University of Manchester and Health Education England North West and in close liaison with the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC), which oversees ‘Integrated Academic Training’ nationally and is responsible for the allocation of funding to support programmes.
Research opportunities: Through the ICAT programme, clinical trainees have extensive opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research within world-class facilities that cover the full healthcare continuum from basic biomedical research to experimental medicine and healthcare service research.
Academic training is provided through a broad range of flexible postgraduate degree programmes as well as bespoke training options that are designed and delivered by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) training team and through the MAHSC Clinical Research Facilities.
Individualised research and career support is provided via:
- the Academic Programme Leads for each specialty,
- dedicated research supervisors,
- a mentoring programme and
- the FBMH Fellowship Academy.
For those who wish to join the Manchester ICAT programme, see details about the posts and funding opportunities available.
Enquiries: From both current and aspiring clinical academic trainees, the ICAT Management Team welcome enquiries about all aspects of the programme.