Oxford-Harrington Scholarship Programme
In November 2014, the Oxford-Harrington Scholarship Programme was launched to support physician-scientists at the University of Oxford and elsewhere in the United Kingdom to translate discovery science into medicines that improve human health. This new collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland leverages their combined expertise and resources to advance drug discovery projects. In 2014, Alison Simmons, MD, PhD became the first Oxford-Harrington Scholar. Two additional awards were made in the first half of 2015 to Oxford researchers working on clinical translational projects. Learn more about the work of Claudia Monaco, MD, PhD and Helen McShane, FRCP PhD here.
The Oxford-Harrington Scholarship Programme provides consultancy based support to researchers working on novel drug discovery research problems that have demonstrable potential to become new therapies, but may not be far enough along the drug development path to receive support from financial investors. Oxford-Harrington Scholars have access to the Harrington Discovery Institute’s Innovation Support Center for strategic project management that includes dedicated drug development experts from industry who are charged with advising on and materially helping the translational and drug development efforts of Oxford-Harrington Scholars.
For more information about the Oxford-Harrington Scholarship Programme, please visit University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Division web page.