21 February 2020

Apply now: Paul Corris International Clinical Research Training Scholarship

The University of Newcastle is seeking an outstanding respiratory clinician to take up the first Paul Corris International Clinical Research Training Scholarship.  


This Scholarship aims to provide the foundation on which to build a successful career as a future leader in academic and clinical respiratory medicine.  It provides 3 years in full time employment with an honorary clinical contract at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts and a competitive salary plus generous research consumables. A feature of this scholarship is that additional funds can be provided in support of the successful candidate's personal expenses - including travel and accommodation if necessary - by the individual's host institution. 

The Scholarship is open to doctors from across the world who are engaging in specialist training in respiratory medicine, thoracic medicine or pulmonology without yet having reached consultant level, a faculty appointment or equivalent.  Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a clear intention to pursue a career in respiratory medicine and have the potential and motivation to become future leaders.

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Paul Coris (left) with Stuart Rich moderating an interesting session at the PVRI Annual World Congress in Lima

Professor Paul Corris has made an outstanding contribution to his field, establishing Newcastle upon Tyne, UK as a leading centre for clinical and academic respiratory medicine. Highlights among his myriad achievements include establishing Freeman Hospital at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Newcastle University, as a world-leading centre for both lung transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. 

Throughout his career, Professor Corris has placed particular emphasis on the importance of training young clinicians, and on good clinical science forming a foundation for clinical practice. For these reasons, a fitting tribute to his career was considered to be the establishment of a Scholarship, in his name, that provides high-calibre clinicians with the opportunity to spend around 3 years in Newcastle combining completion of a research project with obtaining clinical experience. We expect the successful candidate to register for a higher degree such as a PhD.

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