Beyond Science is a fantastic new project to have received funding from our FY22 Award Round, with a Special Project Grant.
The project has been designed to help clinician-researchers hone their translational research skills, the ultimate goal being to deliver needs-driven innovations to patients, faster.
“(Clinician-researchers) have an important role in the entire medical technology translational cycle,” says Chief Investigator Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee. “This includes defining safety and regulatory standards, balancing patient outcomes against health care costs, and working with policy makers to ensure that funding is both sustainable and promotes equitable access to technology.”
Until now, there have been limited training opportunities for surgeons to develop these skills, and in New South Wales (Australia) no formal training pathways exist for clinician-researchers in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Beyond Science will use a team of highly knowledgeable clinicians and scientists to develop and run training programs for those following the clinician-research pathway.
The project was announced at the NSW Surgeons’ Evening, held by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) on 25 February 2022.
To learn more about the project, see the video above, or Beyond Science page (link below).