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Office for Translational Research


The objectives of academic and industry partners for the EMI collaboration are aligned.

Industry objectives

  • To build research collaborations with the University of Cambridge in core therapeutic areas to support progression of the drug development pipeline
  • To raise awareness of the role of clinician-academics in clinical development programmes in industry
  • To provide valuable practical experience and industry perspective for potential future principal investigators.

Academic objectives

  • To create a pathway for clinical-academic training through a series of funded PhD studentships and Academic Clinical Lectureships (ACLs) for medical postgraduates
  • To provide EMI PhD students with exposure to research and development in industry
  • To provide EMI PhD students with the opportunity to participate in the design and conduct of translational research including early phase interventional clinical studies (with a particular emphasis on clinical pharmacology studies investigating pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic responses)
  • To provide ACLs with the opportunity to establish an independent research programme that has applicability to industry
  • To establish a programme of high-quality training and networking events for all EMI trainees and ACLs, the wider clinical-academic community and students registered for the MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research.