The Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology has been chosen by two-early researchers awarded with the INPhINIT doctoral fellowships

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Two early-stage researchers, awarded with the INPhINIT doctoral fellowships, have chosen to perform their pre-doctoral research under the projects of the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). INPhINIT fellowship programme is promoted by the “la Caixa” Foundation and the Horizon 2020 Marie Curie of the European Union with the aim of supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain by recruiting outstanding international students, or national students who have coursed their Masters abroad, and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

57 early-stage researchers were selected out of the 438 applications received and they were granted with the INPhINIT doctoral fellowships. Two grant awardees have chosen the H2020 projects ‘TackSHS’ and ‘EUREST-PLUS’, led by Esteve Fernandez, head of the Tobacco Control Unit. “We offer a thrilling opportunity for pre-doctoral researchers willing to carry out a researcher career in the field of tobacco control and public health”, said Esteve Fernandez, when asked about this new project.

Two new researchers at the Tobacco Control Unit

Beladenta Amalia, an Indonesian doctor and MPH by the Imperial College of London, will join ‘TackSHS’ project that aims to assess the global impact of the second-hand exposure to smoke and to the e-cigarette aerosols on general population health in 12 European countries.

On the other hand, Sarah Nogueira, a Brazilian psychologist and Master in Global Health by the King’s College of London, will join the ‘EUREST-PLUS project aiming to evaluate the impact of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at European level by means of the cohort study with participation of current smokers from 6 European countries.

INPhINIT Doctoral Fellowship Programme

INPhINIT offers a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. In addition to the interdisciplinary training activities offered by the Research Centre, the INPhINIT programme sets up a comprehensive complementary skills training scheme like Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship workshops and Professional and Career Development sessions.

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