Clinician Scientist Programme on Rare Important Syndromes in Endocrinology (RISE)

funded through Eva Luise und Horst Köhler Stiftung & Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung

The Clinician Scientist Programme RISE offers talented young scientists a well-structured educational- and research-programme taking place at the university hospitals in Dresden, Würzburg and Munich. It comprises a curriculum lasting for three years including a protected research time for a period of 18 months. The strong connection to the DFG- Collaborative Research Centre TRR 205 creates an environment for the research of basic science and in the field of Clinical Endocrinology, which not only enables a deepening of the research work but also offers a start into a successful career as a Clinician Scientist. This contributes to the improvement of the application-oriented and patient-oriented scientific research.

The focus of this Research College lies on diseases of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA axis), also called the stress axis. These diseases are rare and their symptoms are mostly unspecific and insidious leading to a delayed diagnosis, preventing from a precise therapy. Consequences are irreversible organ damage and sometimes even life-threatening metabolic disturbances. Goal of this programme is the training of Clinician Scientists, who will improve the care of patients with diseases affecting the HPA axis.

Funding period: 36 months (2020-2022)

Funding amount: 6 Clinician Scientists – two at each university hospital in Dresden, Würzburg und München

Our RISE Clinician Scientists (five out of six)

Jimmy Masjkur, Friederike Quitter, Leah Braun, Otilia Kimpel, Hanna Nowotny
Sprecherin: Prof. Dr. med. Angela Hübner
Prof. Dr. med. Angela Hübner
Email: angela.huebner{at}
Phone: +49 (0)351 458 2926

Vice-Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Graeme Eisenhofer
Co-Applicant Dresden: Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Bornstein
Co-Applicant München: Prof. Dr. med. Martin Reincke
Co-Applicant Würzburg: Prof. Dr. med. Martin Fassnacht 

Scientific Coordinator:
PD Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Köhler
Email: katrin.koehler{at}
Phone: +49 (0)351 458 6886

The new program of the virtual End(o)ZEIT seminar as well as for the Endocrine Research seminar and the Endocrine Journal Club for the first half of 2022 is now available.

Clinician Scientist program for 2020/2021 & 2022

Positive evaluated candidates and the RISE Selection Board at the recruitment symposium in Leipzig, 31.01.2020

Clinician Scientists: