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Sabine Bahn to take on senior role within the NIHR mentorship scheme.

last modified Mar 08, 2016 03:50 PM
National Institute of Health Research

Professor Sabine Bahn has taken on a senior role within the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) mentorship scheme.

The overall aim of the scheme is to provide high quality mentorship to support the next generation of clinical academic leaders and to help them develop into a strong workforce who have the capacity to make a positive impact on quality of care and productivity of services.

This scheme is for both men and women, but with a special interest in encouraging more women to become clinical academic leaders.

Professor Sabine Bahn is a practising psychiatrist, Chair in Neurotechnology and Director of the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research in this department. Her main research interests are to understand the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders, with a focus on schizophrenia and mood disorders. Professor Bahn has published many articles in high impact journals. In 2005, she co-founded Psynova Neurotech Ltd, which has launched the first blood test aiding in the early diagnosis of schizophrenia. In 2011 Psynova Neurotech was acquired by Myriad Genetics, a NASDAQ listed company. In 2015 she incorporated a new company, PsyOmics Ltd which aims to develop blood tests for the early diagnosis of mood disorders. In 2014 she was appointed as a gender equality champion for the School of Technology. She is a fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government’s strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world.

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