TIF Establishes Renzo Galanello Training Fellowship

February 2, 2015 – Thalassaemia International Federation ( TIF) has announced a new thalassemia fellowship opportunity, established in honor of the late Renzo Galanello, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cagliari, Italy, and Director of the 2nd Pediatric Clinic, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Ospedale Regionale per le Microcitemie. Dr. Galanello was a respected and valuable member of the thalassemia medical community who passed away May 13, 2013. (To read a tribute to Dr. Galanello, please click here.)

Renzo Galanello

The Renzo Galanello Training Fellowship Programme has been developed by TIF with the support of Novartis Pharma, in collaboration with the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in London, UK. The fellowship offers 2 – 4 month support (depending on the level of knowledge and needs) for one or two physicians per year. The venue is the Training Centre: Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in London, UK, Magdala Avenue, N19 5NF, London, UK. The course will begin each September.

The fellowship will include

  • A stipend of $2000 USD/month for each successful candidate, which intends to cover the successful candidate’s accommodation, transportation and other living expenses. Any expenses above this amount will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.
  • A fee of up to $500 USD for each candidate to the training centre for its administrative needs.
  • In addition to the above, the Fellowship will cover each successful candidate’s airfare (economy class) to and from his country.

How to apply

The application period will start on 1st of May and end on the 31st of May 2015. The Application Form will be available on TIF’s website and should be completed and returned to the Thalassaemia International Federation, Cyprus, by email, at thalassaemia@cytanet.com.cy or tif@thalassaemia.org.cy, or by fax at 00357-22-314552, with the subject line “TIF-Renzo Galanello Fellowship”. In the event you cannot use email or fax, a postal address is denoted on the Application Form.

More details about the terms and conditions, the application, and the program are available here.


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