"As an NIH-Oxford Scholar, I have had the privilege to learn what it takes to translate science from the lab to the clinic by doing research in two fantastic biomedical research institutes. As my time in the program draws to a close, I take with me not only the scientific expertise I gained, but also the value of collaboration and a commitment to leading diverse and dynamic research teams as I progress through my career. "
NIH Oxford Scholar - Class of 2015
"I am grateful to the NIH Oxford-Cambridge (NIH-OxCam) Graduate Partnership Program Scholar’s program for giving me the opportunity to work with some of the best thinkers in the world at the NIH and Cambridge University! My training instilled the discipline needed to maintain the work-life balance necessary to become a successful physician-scientist; during my training in NIH-OxCam, we had a new baby, maintained an international collaboration and published our research findings after travelling between 2 labs/countries, wrote and successfully defended my thesis and sat for clinical boards prior to residency. Today, I can say that I am well prepared for juggling my responsibilities as a ‘Dad-Neurosurgeon-Scientist’ because of my training in NIH-OxCam! "
NIH Cambridge Scholar - Class of 2008
"I feel grateful to be part of a program that allowed me to tackle a new scientific problem by fusing the in vitro biochemistry and imaging techniques of an NIH laboratory with the purely in vivo work of a cell biology laboratory at Cambridge – over the course of my doctoral work, I have grown in my knowledge of these diverse fields and have watched my British and American mentors learn from each other!"
NIH Cambridge Scholar - Class of 2011
"The NIH-OxCam Program is giving me the chance to work with some of the best systems biologists and microbiologists in the field of innate immunity and is already enabling me to utilize both of these resources to take on questions that a single approach itself would not be able to."
NIH Cambridge Scholar - Class of 2015
"In the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program students have a unique advantage completing important scientific work, in a globally informed scientific method. I think this is particularly important in psychiatric research. One of the other aspects of the Oxford NIH program that I find so incredibly unique in PhD training is the opportunity to interact within the historic colleges at Oxford, with people pursuing professional degrees outside of the life sciences. "
NIH Oxford Scholar - Class of 2012
"The NIH-Oxford Cambridge Graduate Partnership Program accelerated my career progression and empowered me to transition into an independent faculty research position quickly. This was done in part though the training I received through the program, namely the ability to shape my own PhD thesis project, learn to manage a multi-national collaboration, and hone my leadership and communication skills."
NIH Cambridge Scholar - Class of 2005