Physician-Scientist Programme

The Physician Scientist programme allows, foreseen by law, students of the final year of a Residency Program to attend simultaneously the 1st year of a PhD Course: in fact, the law foresees recognizing the research activity carried out during the residency Program thus reducing the duration of the PhD to two years.

Specifically, only UNISR  residents who is going to be enrolled, within December 2019, in the last year of one of the Residency Program can apply for the International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine;
The Physician-Scientist Programme offers two-year fellowships: the year of joint attendance is covered by the residency fellowship; the remaining two years are covered by the PhD fellowship

The Resident who intends to apply for one of the two-year PhS fellowships proposed under the Physician-Scientist programme must:

  • have the availability of at least one project proposed for the PhD by the Residency Program to which s/he is enrolled: in the absence of this condition there are no prerequisites to access the competition (see the list at the bottom of the page);
  • receive, from the Residency Program, a positive assessment of research activity carried out; this certification is a necessary condition for access to the competition and is an integral part of the evaluation of the qualifications, carried out by the commission, for the admission to the PhD;

Two-year fellowships will be assigned according to the ranking order, the number of projects available for each Residency Program and to the candidate’s Residency Program.

After obtaining the diploma of Residency Program, Student admitted to the Physician-Scientist Program requires a commitment strongly focused on the research aspect (basic, translational or clinical), with a strictly limited time dedicated to clinical profession (<20%).

During the second and third year, all students receive additional funds (1800 euros/year) to support participation to meetings and workshops. International collaborations are encouraged; if students move abroad to integrate the research activities of their projects, the PhD fellowship is increased by 50% for a period up to 4 months.

 

BELOW THE LIST OF THE PROJECTS AND THE RELEVANT RESIDENCY PROGRAMS.

Candidates can EXCLUSIVELY choose projects available in the Residency Program in which they are enrolled.

2 project-based fellowship PhS:

Scuola di Specializzazione: MALATTIE INFETTIVE E TROPICALI

CASTAGNA ANTONELLA - ECM_PhS1

Curriculum: Experimental and Clinical Medicine

ECM_PhS1: Investigation of pathogenic and clinical assessment towords an HIV cure

Scuola di Specializzazione: PEDIATRIA

NALDINI LUIGI - GCT_PhS1

Curriculum: Gene and Cell Therapy

GCT_PhS1: DEVELOPMENT OF GENE EDITING APPROACHES FOR CD40-LIGAND DEFICIENCY

3 free fellowships PhS: positions will be assigned according to the ranking order and the number of projects available for each Residency Program.

 

Scuola di Specializzazione: ALLERGOLOGIA E IMMUNOLOGIA CLINICA

CAVALLI GIULIO

Curriculum: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Maladaptive metabolic reprogramming of macrophages in the pathogenesis of Erdheim-Chester disease

Scuola di Specializzazione: CHIRURGIA GENERALE

FALCONI MASSIMO

Curriculum: Basic and Applied Immunology and Oncology

Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer by Studying Changes in Blood Biomarkers Over Time

Scuola di Specializzazione: GINECOLOGIA E OSTETRICIA

MANGILI GIORGIA

Curriculum: Experimental and Clinical Medicine

Optimizing the opportunity for female fertility preservation in young patients with cancer

Scuola di Specializzazione: MEDICINA INTERNA

CENCI SIMONE

Curriculum: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Role in aging pathophysiology of an unprecedented proteostatic control of mitochondrial homeostasis

Scuola di Specializzazione: MEDICINA INTERNA

CAVALLI GIULIO

Curriculum: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Maladaptive metabolic reprogramming of macrophages in the pathogenesis of Erdheim-Chester disease

Scuola di Specializzazione: NEFROLOGIA

SIMONINI MARCO

Curriculum: Experimental and Clinical Medicine

New bio-humoral compound for renal early diagnosis and prognosis

Scuola di Specializzazione: NEFROLOGIA

VEZZOLI GIUSEPPE

Curriculum: Experimental and Clinical Medicine

Irisin as a bridge among bone, muscle and cardiovascular alterations in CKD patients

Scuola di Specializzazione: NEUROLOGIA

LEOCANI LETIZIA

Curriculum: Neuroscience and Experimental Neurology

Neurophysiological tools for predicting and monitoring stroke outcome

Scuola di Specializzazione: RADIODIAGNOSTICA

CASTELLANO ANTONELLA

Curriculum: Experimental and Clinical Medicine

Decoding glioma molecular phenotypes by advanced radiomic and radiogenomic analyses