Our memorial fellowship program was set up at the request of families and friends of some of our patients who have lost their battle with blood disorders. The named fellowship will embody the spirit and outstanding courage these great characters displayed during the course of their blood cancer journey. Each of these individuals were committed to the need for ongoing active research into blood disorders. Their memory will live on as the human faces of our scientific fellowship programs.
By providing opportunities for career development, including experience working with world leaders in the field at Dana Farber/Harvard University, we’re planning for a future generation of carers and researchers who will bring better treatment outcomes and employment opportunities through commercial innovation.
The scientific work is performed by medical doctors in the Irish hematology training scheme who have taken time out of their clinical training to obtain a PhD thesis.
The Gerry Kelly Fellowship
Currently two medical students Deirdre Foley and Matthew Murphy. More information to follow.
Other previous fellowship fellows
- Dr Melissa Ooi
The first Mater-Dana Farber Institute Travelling Fellow, sponsored jointly by Ortho-Biotech and Novartis, Dr Melissa Ooi started her work in 2007.She has now completed her PhD under the joint supervision of the Dublin and Boston teams. So far we have published her work in 7 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
- Dr Catriona Hayes
The 2nd Mater-Dana Farber Institute Travelling Fellow, sponsored jointly by Amgen and Pfizer, is Dr Catriona Hayes who commenced her PhD thesis in July 2010.
- Dr Raj Rajpal
Dr Rajpal was awarded hi PhD thesis in December 2011. His focus was the development of a biomarker test to predict response to therapy in Myeloma patients.