TRACC Programme for Clinicians
Research training designed for clinicians.
The TRACC (to Train and Retain Academic Cancer Clinicians) Programme aims to build a cadre of cancer-orientated clinician scientists, trained for basic, translational and clinical research excellence.
The TRACC Programme - Cancer Research UK Edinburgh and Glasgow Centres’ clinical academic training programme in cancer - has been initiated in 2019 following a successful bid to Cancer Research UK. From 2020 it provides 3/4 MB-PhD positions and 3 clinical research training fellowships (CRTF) annually, with an expectation that half of the positions will be based in Edinburgh and half in Glasgow (with very close cross-city collaboration).
The Programme is led by experienced academic clinicians [Clinical Leads: Professors Moira Whyte (Edi), Iain McInnes (Gla); Training Leads: Professors Richard Wilson (Gla), Charlie Gourley (Edi); MB-PhD Leads: Professors Robert Semple (Edi), Christian Delles (Gla), Dr Stefan Symeonides (Edi); Deans of Medical Schools: Professors David Kluth (Edi), Matthew Walters (Gla); Deans of Postgraduate Medicine (NHS): Professors Alastair McLellan (Gla), Adam Hill (Edi)] with strong support from basic scientists [Academic Leads: Professors Ian Tomlinson (Edi), Owen Sansom (Gla), Research Strategy Lead: Professor Gareth Inman (Gla)] and a dedicated TRACC Programme Operations Team.
The Programme aims to attract the best undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees and enable them to contribute to top class basic, translational and clinical research. Its overarching ambition is to train the next generation of leading clinical academics in cancer for Scotland and beyond.