Monday, February 2, 2015


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 MANSFIELD - PHRMA RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Washington, D.C.) The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is pleased to announce recruitment for the third group of Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars. The Research Scholars Program, launched in early 2013, brings eight young researchers from Japan’s pharmaceutical sector to the United States annually to learn about U.S. translational research, healthcare policy, and regulatory practices. This year the Research Scholars Program will include two weeks of meetings and site visits in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston in mid-September 2015. The Research Scholars Program is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Over the next few months the Mansfield Foundation will select eight Japanese researchers from Japanese public entities and private university or university-affiliated institutions to participate in the program. Applicants should be recognized experts in their areas of focus with several years of professional experience as well as a graduate degree, preferably a PhD or its equivalent. Participants will be expected to share what they learned during the exchange with their Japanese colleagues upon their return to Japan and to contribute to Japan’s R&D policy reforms in a practical way. Application forms and further information about the program are available on the Foundation’s website: The application deadline is April 3, 2015. This program is not open to employees of pharmaceutical firms. “The Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars Program offers young Japanese researchers a unique opportunity to share information and best practices with senior experts in major pharmaceutical research programs in the United States, including managers of pharmaceutical research programs in the U.S. government and experts on translating research into commercial opportunities,” said Frank Jannuzi, President and CEO of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. “Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars highly value and utilize the networks and information they gain from the program, which we are confident contributes to research, regulatory and health policies that promote innovation in the United States and Japan.” The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes understanding and cooperation in U.S.-Asia relations. The Foundation was established in 1983 to honor Mike Mansfield (1903-2001), a remarkable public servant, statesman and diplomat who played a pivotal role in many of the key domestic and international issues of the 20th century as U.S. congressman from Montana, Senate majority leader and finally as U.S. ambassador to Japan. Maureen and Mike Mansfield’s values, ideals and vision for U.S.-Asia relations continue through the Foundation’s exchanges, dialogues, research and educational programs, which create networks among U.S. and Asian leaders, explore the underlying issues influencing public policies, and increase awareness about the nations and peoples of Asia. The Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C.; Tokyo, Japan; and Missoula, Montana.

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