The first cohort of 4ward North Clinical PhD Academy Fellows joined our launch event in Leeds on 12th December 2016. Twenty-seven clinical trainees have been shortlisted to join the 4ward North Academy and to work with 4ward North clinical and scientific academic supervisors, across the four universities, to prepare an application for a 4ward North Clinical PhD Fellowship. Wellcome Trust have funded 4ward North to boost clinical academic research in the North of England; the first event was a lively mix of networking and presentations, enabling cross-institutional and multi-disciplinary interactions. 

First meeting of the 4ward North Clinical PhD supervisors from the Universities of Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Leeds