‘Adopt a Professional’ scholarships awarded

6 June 2017

The FEN Board is delighted to announce the award of two scholarships to enable trainees from emerging nations to receive three months advanced training in scientific and quality management practice in laboratory medicine:
Ms Lumbani Phiri from Zambia will train in the laboratory of Prof Marcello Ciaccio in Palermo, Sicily
Mr José Pereira Brunelli from Paraguay will train in Rome in the laboratories of Prof Sergio Bernardini and Dr Letizia Angiolella

The ‘Adopt a Professional’ programme is a collaboration between the FEN and the Societá Italiana di Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica (SIBioC). The FEN handles the application and selection process, administration and finance whilst SIBioC provides the funding and the host training centres. After three months practical training the two scholarship recipients will be offered mentorship through the next stage of their career.

Future news items will report on the two scholarship recipients during their training experience.

The ‘Adopt a Professional’ programme proved popular and a large number of high quality applications were received from Africa, Latin America and Asia. The FEN Board is actively seeking funding support to enable a second round of scholarships to be awarded.