ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emmes Corporation today announced the creation of an internship program in which the company will offer one fellow from Egypt's Children Cancer Hospital an internship to gain training and experience in clinical research. Under the new program, one fellow will be selected each year to travel to Emmes' headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, to work with its clinical research experts. The duration of each internship will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes, explained that the internship program was a natural extension of the company's recent education efforts in Egypt. Emmes' Dr. Ashraf El Fiky and Dr. Robert Lindblad were keynote speakers at the 53rdAlexandria Congress on Allergy and Immunology in Alexandria, Egypt. The conference, scheduled from February 21 to 23, was attended by leading allergy and immunology specialists from Egyptian universities.
Following that conference, El Fiky, Emmes' clinical trials medical officer for drug safety and pharmacovigilance, and Lindblad, vice president and chief medical officer, traveled to Cairo to speak at an event at the Children Cancer Hospital. They spoke about cancer clinical trials at the First Symposium on Clinical Research in Oncology and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines on February 25.
The Children Cancer Hospital is the largest pediatric oncology hospital in the Middle East. According to El Fiky, "Our new internship program recognizes the hospital's important role in providing free pediatric oncology services to patients in the region. Its joint fellowship programs with Harvard Medical School, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are great role models. Emmes is truly proud to support the clinical research community in Egypt."
Two years ago, Emmes had hosted members of the senior management team from Cairo's Children Cancer Hospital as part of a tour that included the National Institutes of Health and other area biohealth organizations.
"We're excited to continue to collaborate with Egypt's medical community and academic institutions and expand our new relationships," said Dr. Anne Lindblad. "We believe our internship program demonstrates this commitment, and we look forward to hosting our first fellow later this year."
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