Additional scientific training for physicians: 15 MD-PhD grants awarded

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Physicians can do a doctorate in natural sciences, public health or clinical research. The SNSF is financing eight of the 15 grants.

The national MD-PhD commission has selected 15 young research-oriented physicians who will be supported in obtaining their PhD with a grant over two to three years. The local MD-PhD commissions associated with the national MD-PhD grants programme had proposed 24 candidates.

The 2023 grants will be financed by five organisations: the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), which is in charge of the programme, is financing three grants, one of which is through the Théodore Ott Fund; the Swiss Cancer Research (KFS) is financing two; the Zinkernagel Research Foundation (FSZ) and the Monique Dornonville de la Cour Foundation (MDC) are each financing one; and the SNSF is financing eight.

The following researchers have been awarded a grant for a maximum of three years:

  • Bilfeld Gilles, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, ETH Zurich (KFS)
  • Bürgin Damian, Department for Biomedical Research, University of Berne (KFS)
  • Fixemer Jonas, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel (SNSF)
  • Franzen Jan, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Berne (FSZ)
  • Huber Aurélie, Centre médical universitaire, University of Geneva (SNSF)
  • Jordi Jonathan, Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich (SNSF)
  • Jordi Sebastian, Department for Biomedical Research, University of Berne (SAMS)
  • yon Arnaud, Département de médecine et chirurgie, CHUV Lausanne (SNSF)
  • Nikaj Andi, Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital/University of Basel (SNSF)
  • Peisl Sarah, University Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Inselspital Berne (SAMS)
  • Reiser Aurelia, Institute of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zurich (MDC)
  • Roggo Andrea, Dermatology Clinic, University Hospital Zurich (SNSF)
  • Saccaro Luigi, Département de radiologie informatique, University of Geneva (Ott Fund)
  • Schönenberger Christof, Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital/University of Basel (SNSF)
  • Szalai Timéa, Département des neurosciences fondamentales, University of Geneva (SNSF)