January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018

(Washington,D.C.)  The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is pleased to announce recruitment for the Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars Program. This unique program was launched in 2013 to bring young researchers from Japan’s pharmaceutical research and development field to the United States to learn about U.S. healthcare policy, with a focus on translational research. This will be the sixth group of researchers to participate in the program. In the months ahead, the Mansfield Foundation will select eight Japanese researchers from Japanese national institutes and private university or university-affiliated institutions to participate in the 2018 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.  The program is not open to employees of pharmaceutical firms. Researchers selected for the program will travel to the United States for two weeks of meetings and site visits in mid-September 2018. During the exchange they will share information and best practices with senior experts in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston. When they return to Japan they will be expected to share what they learned with their Japanese colleagues, to put the experience to use in their work, and to contribute to Japan’s R&D policy reforms and medical innovation in a practical way.

Application forms and further information about the program are available on the Foundation’s website: http://mansfieldfdn.org/program/exchanges/phrma/.  The application deadline is April 13, 2018. The Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars Program is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). “The Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars Program has inspired a new generation of researchers to work together to advance pharmaceutical development and medical innovation in Japan,” said Frank Jannuzi, President and CEO of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. “These highly accomplished young researchers are using the information and insights gained from the program to further collaboration and innovation in their research and at their institutions. The Mansfield Foundation is pleased to have the opportunity to strengthen this important network with the selection of eight new Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars this year.”

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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