Simone Hettmer has been selected as one of the Faculty of Medicine’s new cohort of Berta-Ottenstein Advanced Clinician Scientists, starting 1 January 2020.

The aim of the Berta-Ottenstein-Programme is to provide research-active clinicians with optimal conditions for combining a scientific and a clinical career at the Freiburg University Medical Center within the framework of a structured excellence programme of the Faculty of Medicine. The Berta Ottenstein-Programme includes a Clinician Scientists Programme and an Advanced Clinician Scientists Programme. The establishment of these funding programmes is an important contribution to enable continuous career paths at the Freiburg University Medical Center.

The funding line for Advanced Clinician Scientists, introduced in 2019, is intended to offer scientifically and clinically active clinicians protected research time. The programme is strongly tailored to the individual needs of the fellows. The topic leadership in science is the main focus of the qualification courses offered.

Congratulations, Dr. Hettmer!