CÚRAM awarded €14 million to train medical researchers

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Galway Daily news CÚRAM awarded €14 million to train medical researchers

University of Galway’s CÚRAM medical devices research centre has been awarded €14 million to train a new generation of researchers.

The funding will be used to create 50 postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in MedTrain+, an enhanced innovative training programme.

CÚRAM is hosted by University of Galway, with academic partners at 10 higher education institutions across Ireland. The new postdoctoral research positions will be based across all the partner institutions.

Professor Abhay Pandit said that CÚRAM is well placed to deliver this programme due to its “innovative strengths, active industry collaborations”, and mission to train researchers who can engage with the public.

“The MedTrain+ funding supports CÚRAM’s vision to be a global leader in creating and translating clinic-ready and patient-focused medical devices; to develop the next generation of industry-relevant, publicly engaged researchers and to become an anchor for industry applicable research.”

The MedTrain+ programme will run for five years, with fellows free to choose any research area within CÚRAM’s remit, as well as their supervisor and secondment organisation.

MedTrain+ research outputs will benefit outcomes for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and musculoskeletal diseases.

It also offers fellows the unique opportunity to work in Europe’s first certified Green Lab at University of Galway