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IIP-Fundação Champalimaud
Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Lab Based Work, Research
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Fundação Champalimaud
About: Founded in 2004, the Champalimaud Foundation (CF) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to making advances in biomedical science. The core focus of the Foundation is to achieve breakthroughs in neuroscience and cancer research. Champalimaud Research started with the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, created in 2007, as a basic research team with the broad aim of understanding brain function through integrative biological approaches. Currently, the Neuroscience team is composed of 17 main research groups, plus research associates and adjunct investigators, who study diverse topics in neuroscience using advanced, cutting edge techniques. 

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will be responsible for designing their own project with the PI in one of the following five laboratories: 
  • Champalimaud Clinical Center – The Champalimaud Clinical Centre (CCC) is an advanced center for science, medicine and technology that comprises a clinical facility for both research and treatment of disease. The core mission of the CCC is to offer premier clinical services, including early diagnosis, treatment, counselling and follow-up, as it strives to define new standards of patient care via specialized disease management teams, which meet regularly to decide on the best line of action for each patient. In addition to the advanced programs in oncologic care, the CCC also offers treatment for neuropsychiatric diseases, supported by focused research programs carried out at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme.
  • Nuclear Medicine Clinical Unit - The entire range of Nuclear Medicine diagnostic procedures is performed using commercially available radiopharmaceuticals for Gamma Camera Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The range of procedures includes surgical and interventional radiology activities, namely SNL (Sentinel Lymph Node) localization and metabolically abnormal lymph node mapping. In addition to diagnostic procedures, the Nuclear Medicine service is also performing therapeutic interventions with the entire range of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals commercially available on an outpatient basis. The goal is to implement the most demanding quality protocols and to develop a close relation with universities and industry professionals to create a top-notch local group for research and experimentation in this field.
  • Colorectal Surgery - The Champalimaud Foundation's Colorectal Surgery is part of the Digestive Diseases Department and its main focus is colorectal cancer treatment. This Unit offers anything from state-of-the-art minimally invasive colorectal surgery (robotic and laparoscopic) to extreme resections of recurrence and peritoneal malignancy. Another key area under the responsibility of the unit is non-operative management of rectal cancer, started in 2013. Currently, many different treatment strategies are being used to treat patients with rectal cancer. A selection of patients will undergo primary radiotherapy chemotherapy and/or chemotherapy. Often, this treatment is followed by surgery, usually with a temporary ostomy and in about one third of the patients a permanent colostomy.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in neuroscience, health, medicine and cancer research are encouraged to apply. Experience at a clinic or in a laboratory would be an asset.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.