Clinician Scientist Programme on Rare Important Syndromes in Endocrinology (RISE)

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Institution: Department of Paediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus an der Technischen Universität Dresden
Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Angela Hübner
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner-Forschungskolleg
Research on Rare Important Syndromes in Endocrinology (RISE)

The clinician scientist programme focuses on orphan endocrine diseases of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) systems. These are rare and frequently remain unrecognised, in part because disease symptoms are non-specific and do not guide to underlying disease cause. Diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment may frequently delayed by years, leading to irreversible damage with devastating consequences. Therefore, clinician trainees must develop the awareness and acquire the skills to reach the correct diagnosis and institute corrective management and treatment.

It is our primary aim to select and to educate the next generation of highly talented and motivated clinician scientists for this purpose in Dresden, Wuerzburg and Munich. The close networking with the DFG-funded SFB/TRR 205 provides an optimal research environment for basic science and clinical endocrinology. 

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