Clinical chemistry training program is to receive funding from Waters Corporation.
The Waters Corporation (MA, USA), which specializes in sustainable analytical technologies for application in the fields of healthcare and environmental safety, has announced that it will be sponsoring a new, 2-year postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Fellowship at the University of California (UC), San Diego School of Medicine (CA, USA).
According to a press release from the UC, the program is designed to prepare fellows for directorship positions at medical schools or hospital-based clinical chemistry laboratories by providing training in classical chemistry, laboratory administration and research practices.
“Our mission is to develop the next generation of leaders in clinical chemistry,” said Robert Fitzgerald, faculty coordinator of the new Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program.
The Waters Corporation will supply funding to cover salary and research expenses for fellows as they develop skills in chemistry, clinical toxicology and molecular diagnostics. Members of the program will collaborate with California Poison Control Center (CA, USA) and the UC San Diego Medical Toxicology Fellowship scheme, with the ultimate goal of preparing fellows so that they may qualify for certification by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
“Funding this exciting new clinical chemistry fellowship is consistent with Waters’ commitment to education in laboratory medicine,” said Donald Mason, Global Scientific Affairs Manager for the Waters Division. “The UC’s commitment to emerging technologies, including mass spectrometry, is representative of the forward-thinking nature of this program and we are very pleased to be able to provide funding for this program,” he added.