Dr Harriet Walter of is the chair of the Junior Investigator Network Group (JING), a group that supports junior investigators across the country develop through their early careers. We caught up with Harriet at the JING residential, to chat about why she got involved with JING and how the group can support junior investigators at a crucial point in their careers.
Hannah Brown, Project Officer in the ECMC Programme Office can now add a new title to her name: Cancer Research UK’s ‘Our Heroes’ 2016 Winner. Her desk is still littered with congratulatory cards, bouquets, a golden crown, and photographs of her receiving her award from CEO, Sir Harpal Kumar - it is apparent that those around her are still celebrating.
CM-Path is a cellular and molecular pathology initiative developed by the ECMC’s Cellular Molecular Pathology (CMP) Network Group. Taken on and established by the NCRI, the initiative provides funding of £635,000 over five years with the aim of boosting pathology research in the UK.
As one of the Leeds ECMC team’s most established figure-heads, Professor Phil Quirke runs an active research group in bowel cancer as well as being the Academic Training Programme Director for West Yorkshire and the Chair of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Pathology Committee.
The ECMC were sad to say goodbye to Elliann Fairbairn, who finished her hugely successful time in the Secretariat to begin a new adventure in Canada. However, we are thrilled to announce that Ilaria Mirabile has decided to join us as the new ECMC Network Insight Project Manager.
Ilaria joins us from the Stratified Medicine team, where she worked for 2 years. She brings her notable experience with working with the early-phase clinical centres to her new role within the ECMC team.
Last month we said farewell to Brian Sheehan, who after five years with Cancer Research UK and several months as Head of the ECMC Secretariat, parted company to return to Cambridge to take up an exciting opportunity with a pharmaceutical company called Mundipharma.
However in his place, our team are delighted in welcoming Steve Nabarro to fill in the post as interim Head of the ECMC Secretariat.