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£5M invested in new Centre for Future Health

Posted on 19 October 2016

A new virtual Centre for Future Health (CFH) will receive £5 million over the next five years to support research across disciplines aimed at tackling some of the major health challenges of the 21st century.

The Centre will focus on health leaders and future technologies

Funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) and the University of York, the CFH will take over from the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) in the New Year with an expanded remit covering all areas of health.

The award will be used to focus research on future technologies and health policy leading to clinical practice.  The CFH will also provide support for developing the careers of future research leaders and fund new national and international collaborative work.

Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, said: “The Centre for Future Health will invest in people and technologies to drive research in the laboratory into real-world health solutions for the direct benefit of populations at home and across the globe.” 

Researchers, as part of the new centre, will aim to maximise the impact of their work through funding opportunities focused on translation and knowledge exchange with public engagement. An extended fellowship programme will support a number of prestigious two-year awards for postdoctoral researchers.

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