Eleven MD-PhD grants awarded

09/Jul/2019

The SNSF, the SAMS and the Swiss cancer research foundation will support eleven young medical doctors in doing their PhDs.

The national MD-PhD commission has awarded a grant to 11 young medical researchers out of the 22 candidates proposed by the local MD-PhD commissions at the five university hospitals.

Three organisations are sponsoring the grants in 2019: the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), which leads the initiative, will finance one grant, the Swiss cancer research foundation (KFS) three and the SNSF seven.

The grants are awarded for a maximum of three years and correspond to the maximum of the salary range for doctoral students plus ten per cent including employers' social security contributions.

The following persons have been awarded a grant:

  • Ranjana Briner, Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin, Universität Bern (SNF)
  • Carlo Cervia, Klinik für Immunologie, Universitätsspital Zürich (SNF)
  • Mali Cristina Coray, Departement Biomedizin, Universität Basel (SNF)
  • Maurizio Cortada, Departement Biomedizin, Universität Basel (SNF)
  • Dr. Inês de Paula Costa Monteiro, Département d’oncologie, CHUV, Lausanne (KFS)
  • Anna Faivre, Centre médical universitaire, Université de Genève (SNF)
  • Dr. Kathi Ging, Anatomisches Institut, Universität Zürich (SNF)
  • Michel Godel, Département de psychiatrie, Université de Genève (SAMW)
  • Philip Schmassmann, Departement Biomedizin, Universität Basel (KFS)
  • Dr. Irma Telarovic, Klinik für Radio-Onkologie, Universitätsspital Zürich (KFS)
  • Yves Zurbuchen, Klinik für Immunologie, Universitätsspital Zürich (SNF)

Contact

Biology and Medicine division
Simone Levionnois
E-mail div3@snf.ch