The Research Mobility Fellowships of the European Joint Program on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) – The European Reference Networks (ERN) are awarded twice a year to a leading physician or researcher to gain new competencies and expertise in a European institution that specializes in research on rare diseases.
Eva Coopmans is a physician and researcher at the Center for Endocrine Tumors Leiden under the supervision of Prof. A.M. Pereira Arias and Prof. N.R. Biermasz. She received the EJP RD – ERN fellowship for ‘GH-secreting pituitary tumours: nip therapy resistance in the bud (pilot study)’. With this fellowship she can address the role of AIP- and GNAS-mutations in somatostatin analogue responsiveness in vivo at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) under the supervision of Prof. Korbonits, one of the world-leading authorities in rare pituitary tumours genetics.
Oana Danila is an endocrinologist in training at the National Institute of Endocrinology C.I.Parhon, Bucharest in Romania. She received the EJP RD – ERN fellowship for “The influence of Growth Hormone excess secretion on the evolution of Fibrous Dysplasia in patients with McCune Albright Syndrome: a case control study”. With this fellowship she intends to establish if there is a connection between fibrous dysplasia lesions and growth hormone excess secretion and to gain experience in evaluating patients with McCune Albright Syndrome at the LUMC under supervision of Dr Appelman-Dijkstra, a world expert in Bone Metabolism.
For more information about the EJP RD Research Mobility Fellowships and funding possibilities: https://www.ejprarediseases.org/our-actions-and-services/funding-opportunities/funded-projects/ern-trainings-2/