Overview of Clinical Research Training Fellowships
The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) at the University of Oxford. The award enables researchers to develop an unrivalled research training programme and carry out an ambitious and innovative research programme focused on cardiovascular disease.(BHF) has invested £8.4 million in a
Each year, a number of Clinical Research Training Fellowships will be funded by the BHF CRE in Oxford. They are aimed at clinicians wishing to undertake a DPhil (PhD) focusing on cardiovascular disease. It is envisaged that those we appoint will have a BSc (2:1 minimum), a medical degree and some specialist experience (typically having obtained MRCP or equivalent, but not CCT or consultant status). The aim of the Fellowship programme is to provide high quality research training in basic and translational cardiovascular science for talented clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. Information on our current Fellows can be found here.
The BHF CRE in Oxford brings together 37 research groups in 10 University Departments and Centres. Their research spans diverse areas and covers the translational research spectrum, from basic to clinical research. Research themes include cardiac developmental biology, epidemiology & clinical trials, cardiac imaging, human genetics, cardiovascular electrophysiology & signalling, cardiovascular pharmacology & medicinal chemistry, and myocardial biology & disease. Consequently, the BHF CRE provides a diverse and outstanding research training environment.
The Director of the BHF Centre of Research Excellence is Prof Hugh Watkins (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine). He is supported by an Executive Committee comprised of:
(Clinical Trials Service Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine)
Prof David Paterson (Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics)