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Oxford University has been awarded a £2.4 million grant, as part of the Kennedy Trust MB PhD scheme, to fund undergraduate medical students to undertake DPhil research in the areas of inflammation, immunology and musculoskeletal disease.

The scheme will fund 15 students a year for 5 years, 4 of whom will be in Oxford. The other successful Universities Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow/Edinburgh. The scheme follows the successful launch this year of a BM DPhil educational training program in cancer studies funded by CRUK. Students will be hosted within the Medical Sciences Doctoral training program.

Professor Paul Bowness, Professor of Experimental Rheumatology who led the application, said: "Oxford is thrilled to join the Kennedy Trust MB PhD scheme. This scheme will provide a unique opportunity to educate a new generation of clinician scientists, harnessing Oxford's established research strengths. We are confident these doctors will lead research for the benefit of patients with musculoskeletal diseases many years to come."

The full story is available on the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences website.

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