The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships are a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Institut Pasteur. Designed to advance the next generation of public health leaders, the three year post-doctoral fellowships aim to instill financial acumen and business entrepreneurship against a backdrop of research excellence, all at a formative stage in the careers of young scientists.
The research focus will be on two areas critical to the provision of sustainable global public health solutions: emerging infectious diseases and neuroscience, specifically autism.
The Mireille and Dennis Gillings Public Health Fellows at Cambridge will receive public health leadership skills training and management alternating with internships in the research laboratories of the University of Cambridge and the Institut Pasteur.
“These fellowships represent a ground-breaking approach to educating future public health leaders, with potential to transform clinical practice and medical management, impacting the lives of many millions of patients and their families around the globe,” said Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Professor Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, emphasized the importance of UK-French- US relations and scientific exchange. “Thanks to Dennis and Mireille’s visionary philanthropy in public health, we will be able to further strengthen scientific collaboration through these fellowships,” said Professor Bréchot.
“The next generation of public health leaders will rely on dynamic collaboration spanning continents and cultures, along with skills in setting strategy, identifying measurable targets and managing budgets,” said Dr Mireille Gillings. “We are enthusiastic to play our part in accelerating progress in public health, and are proud to partner with prestigious organisations such as the University of Cambridge and the Institut Pasteur.”
Mis à jour le 29/09/2015