Saturday, June 20, 2009

Florida Doctoral Program Enrollees to Research Gulf War Syndrome

By Tampa Bay Business Journal

Roskamp Institute announced the first enrollment of students in its three-year Ph.D. program through which students will conduct full-time laboratory research with direct mentoring from internationally-recognized scientists.

Roskamp, an affiliated research center of the United Kingdom’s Open University, recently was granted a license from the Commission for Independent Education within the Florida Department of Education to begin this program.

The doctoral students will work side-by-side with scientists, perform hands-on, laboratory-based research and gain the practical knowledge necessary to succeed in their area of research, and emerge as fully operational professionals, said Michael Mullan, director of Roskamp, in a release.

Roskamp enrolled three students in its Ph.D. program, the release said. The first class of students in the program will pursue dissertation research on Gulf War syndrome, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease.

Roskamp is a not-for-profit research institute located in Sarasota that is dedicated to understanding the causes of, and finding cures for, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease.

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