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Temple, Fox Chase Partner in Training, Resource Sharing

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new partnership will allow graduate students from the Temple University School of Medicine to train with researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center, the partners said this week.

As part of the collaboration, Temple will share its resources in such fields as pharmacogenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, and others. Temple also said that the institutions will “share strengths and resources to collaborate on a new translational research initiative.”
The resource and training partnership is similar to those between other med schools and cancer centers, such as the one between Weill-Cornell College of Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Temple Medical School said its grad students now have “a wider range of training opportunities from which to choose including a new joint program in bioinformatics that will be housed at Fox Chase and offered through Temple.”
The two institutions also will collaborate on a new Institute for Translational Medicine, which is a collaboration with the Geisinger Medical Center.
Fox Chase’s Senior VP and Chief Academic Officer, J. Robert Beck, said the partnership “will allow our faculty to benefit through training pre-doctoral students, with increased opportunities for collaborative research.”
Temple said the School of Medicine “aims to become a designated [National Institutes of Health] Institutional and Translational Research Center, which will exponentially fortify the research venture.”

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