The Center for Sepsis Control & Care (CSCC) is one of eight Integrated Research and Treatment Centers funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The CSCC is an institution at the Jena University Hospital and addresses sepsis research covering all aspects of the disease and its sequelae. Topics include risk assessment, prevention, and acute care as well as long-term sequelae and rehabilitation.
A key aim of the CSCC is the promotion of young scientists, in particular clinician scientists. The research training group (RTG) of the CSCC was thus established to provide a framework for structured training and mentoring of junior researchers within the CSCC. As a rarity in the German academic system, PhD and MD students are trained together in lectures and methods courses. Special emphasis is placed on translational aspects of sepsis research. Moreover, the center aims to highlight career options in academic medicine and clinical research. In this regard, PhD and MD students are supported on their career paths by active mentoring. The CSCC RTG is open to all PhD and MD students working in CSCC research groups on thesis topics related to sepsis research or infection medicine.