Elizabeth Blackwell Early Career fellow awarded Medical Research Council clinical fellowship
5 August 2015
Adam Chambers, a higher surgical trainee in the East Midlands Deanery and a recent Elizabeth Blackwell Clinical Primer fellow, has just been awarded Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) by the Medical Research Council. This highly competitive and prestigious fellowship is designed to support clinically active professionals within the UK to undertake a higher research degree.
Adam Chambers, who is based in Bristol, presented his research project to the Medical Research Council Clinical Training and Career Development panel in London and will start his fellowship in August 2015.
Adam is aiming to specialise in bowel (colorectal) surgery with the goal of practising as an Academic Colorectal Surgeon. Adam used his EBI Clinical Primer award to undertake a formal laboratory based period of research, with the Colorectal Tumour Biology Group run by Professor Ann Williams and Professor Chris Paraskeva (School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol). The MRC Fellowship will allow him to combine his interests of colorectal cancer and inflammation, by completing a PhD with the group. This will build on his work examining the role of inflammation and the response of bowel cancer to radiation.
Read the full story on the University of Bristol website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2015/august/mrc-fellowship.html
Read more about Adam’s work during his EBI Clinical primer fellowship here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/blackwell/funding/case-studies/2015/chambers-cps.html
To learn more about the Colorectal Tumour Biology group at the University of Bristol, visit here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/research/cancer/cruk-ctb.html