Goldman Sachs Foundation Cancer Fellowship

This Fellowship is awarded to a medical graduate committed to a clinical career with a major involvement in cancer medicine

Background

The Trust has endowed the Fellowship for a medical graduate committed to a clinical career with a major involvement in cancer medicine. It is intended for oncology specialists to enhance their practice and expertise through further clinical training and research in cancer medicine and contribute to improved outcomes in New Zealand.

The Fellowship may be combined with advanced clinical training in cancer medicine, and the research component should normally be at least 30%. The expectation is that at the end of the Fellowship the successful applicant will become established in clinical practice in New Zealand.

Applications

Goldman Sachs New Zealand Clinical Fellowship in Cancer Medicine

The Auckland Academic Health Alliance of the Auckland District Health Board and University of Auckland invite applications for the Goldman Sachs New Zealand Fellowship in Cancer Medicine.

This Fellowship will be awarded to a medical graduate committed to a clinical career with a major involvement in cancer medicine. It is intended for oncology specialists so that they can enhance their practice and expertise through further clinical training and research and contribute to improved patient outcomes in New Zealand.

The Fellowship may be combined with advanced clinical training in cancer medicine, and the research component should normally be at least 30%. The expectation is that at the end of the Fellowship the successful applicant will become established in clinical practice in New Zealand.

The Fellowship is available to applicants that are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have recently completed, or are in the final stages of, a relevant specialist College training programme.

The Fellowship will be available in (but not limited to) disciplines of surgery relevant to cancer, haematology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, palliative care, cancer genetics, radiology, anatomical pathology, psychiatry or public health.

For further information and to download the application form please see the attached documents below.

Applications close on Monday November 6 2017.

 

2016 Recipients

Goldman Sachs Foundation Trustees with 2016 recipients Michelle Wilson and Nicola Lawrence
Goldman Sachs Foundation Trustees with 2016 recipients Michelle Wilson and Nicola Lawrence
  • Michelle Wilson
  • Nicola Lawrence

Michelle’s research will focus on defining the barriers that keep kiwis from being involved in cancer clinical trials, and suggesting ways to mitigate them. This is a big issue; less than 5% of adult patients with cancer are involved with clinical trials in New Zealand. Clearly, we need to do better.

Nicola’s research is aimed at improving the design of oncology clinical trials and speeding up the development and implementation of new treatments. Anything we can do to help get proven new treatments into clinical practice faster than we are now has to be a good thing.

2015 Recipients

Goldman Sachs Clinical Fellowship in Cancer Medicine 2015

The Goldman Sachs New Zealand Clinical Fellowship in Cancer Medicine, (made under the Auckland Academic Health Alliance) was awarded to Dr Soizick Mesnage for a project that she will conduct in Paris at the Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR) .

Dr Mesnage’s ’s project will investigate ovarian cancer – the second most frequent gynaecological cancer and the most lethal. Her study aims to identify the mechanisms underlying resistance to chemotherapy and identify novel therapeutic targets, ultimately aiming to improve survival outcomes for these patients.