Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announced a new program to help the next generation of physician-scientists advance their discoveries into breakthrough medicines. The Harrington-Medical Scientist Training Program (Harrington-MSTP) is a two-year scholarship for Case MSTP students whose work has been identified as innovative, creative and having potential to progress toward clinical application.

In this program, Harrington Discovery Institute and the School of Medicine combine resources and capabilities to advance into new medicines the most promising independent research of Case MSTP students. Students who are selected for the award will receive grant funding and drug development expertise from Harrington Discovery Institute for two years, with the opportunity to qualify for additional funding.

"We seek creative ways to enable the work of physician-scientists to improve human health," said Jonathan S. Stamler, MD, president of Harrington Discovery Institute. "The earlier we establish the importance of innovation in the minds of young physicians, the better."

The inaugural call for applications will open in October. Applications will be assessed based on quality of science, innovativeness and creativity of the work and its potential to advance towards the clinic. Up to two Harrington-MSTP Scholars will be selected in spring 2020.