The McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance has been awarded a Training Centre Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
What does our Training Centre have to offer?
In short, we believe that future biopharmaceutical activity and faculty demand will be in the areas of common diseases, such as infectious diseases, atopy and autoimmunity. Due to the multifactorial character of these diseases, tomorrow's researchers are expected to work in multidisciplinary teams of scientists. Multidisciplinary approaches to scientific problems have long been advocated and successfully implemented by the McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance. Specifically, the Training Centre features:
The Training Centre is directed by 24 investigators of which six are clinician scientists, seven are PIs in three Networks of Centres of Excellence, eight currently hold competitive salary awards from national agencies, two are International Scholars of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and all have been recipients of a wide variety of career accomplishment distinctions.
Innovative Training Components
Special emphasis will be given to supplementary training in communication skills, ethics, and commercial aspects of research.
Multidisciplinary Research Concepts
Research training will be conducted in the laboratories of exceptionally well-funded investigators as part of a multidisciplinary approach to the study of common human diseases.
Critical Assessment of Progress by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC)
We have assembled an outstanding advisory panel for the Training Centre. This panel will play an essential role in overseeing and evaluating the concepts proposed in the application.
Implementation of Multi-Faceted Partnership Strategies
We have obtained commitments for partnerships with the Training Centre from a large number of companies, disease foundations, national and international organizations, and university and hospital departments.
Interested? Please contact any Centre investigator directly for more information.