Celdara Medical and Geisel School of Medicine Name SYNERGY Fellowship Winners

Celdara Medical and The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth today announced the selection of two outstanding researchers as the recipients of the 2017 Dartmouth SYNERGY/Celdara Medical High-Potential Entrepreneurs’ Fellowships (DS-CHEF). The program provides a part-time, year-long experiential learning opportunity at Celdara Medical to graduate student and post-doctoral researchers affiliated with Dartmouth. Winners receive a paid fellowship and an opportunity to hone a variety of executive skills by exposure to many of the functions of an entrepreneurial biotech company. This year’s winners are Heidi Chapman and Riley Hampsch, both Ph.D. candidates at the Geisel School of Medicine.

“We are extremely excited to have Heidi and Riley join our team as DS-CHEF Fellows,” said Irena Ivanovska, Ph.D., Director at Celdara Medical. “This is a great opportunity for Celdara Medical to deliver on our commitment to give back to the community by providing graduate students with exposure to biotech. In this second year of the DS-CHEF program, we had a large number of impressive candidates, which speaks to the excellence of the Dartmouth students, and their interest in a well-rounded graduate experience.”

“It’s particularly gratifying for SYNERGY leadership to partner with Celdara in bringing Heidi and Riley onboard as the latest fellows in the DS-CHEF program,” said William Green, PhD, Co-PI of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA – locally known as SYNERGY) at Dartmouth.  “SYNERGY and the sister CTSAs across the US are ever more focused on the full team-science required for clinical and translational research and ultimately clinical trials, and the need to develop the specialized workforce to support such studies.  It’s exciting to identify and mentor young, energetic and talented senior graduate students and to do our part to enhance the workforce pipeline for the next generation of investigators who will be focused on bringing therapies and products to the clinic.”

Candidates must be nominated by their thesis advisor and have an outstanding record of accomplishment. Winning Fellows are selected by a joint committee with representation from Dartmouth College and Celdara Medical.

About Celdara Medical, LLC

Celdara Medical gives hope and health to patients by transforming academic innovations into medicines with the potential to cure the world’s most challenging diseases. Celdara Medical is a recognized leader with a rich stable of discoveries, developed in concert with premiere research institutions in the US, EU, and beyond. We secure lasting partnerships with inventors and their institutions, and provide the developmental, financial, and business acumen to bridge the gaps between discovery and clinical impact. With robust funding options, operations in greater Boston, NYC, and Washington, DC, growing affiliates in Seattle and Indianapolis, a wealth of opportunities in our pipeline, and partnerships with industry leaders worldwide, Celdara Medical navigates the path from science to medicine, accelerating innovation to improve human health.

Further information about Celdara Medical is available at celdaramedical.com.

About Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Dartmouth SYNERGY works to speed the impact of discovery and translate new knowledge into practice and improved population health. By connecting to critical resources, funding opportunities, technologies, research training, and expertise, SYNERGY helps investigators advance research and efficiently translate discoveries into improved population health. Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute is funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. The CTSA program is led by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Further information about Dartmouth SYNERGY is available at www.synergy.dartmouth.edu

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