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Inaugural Winner of Peter Dervan Memorial Medal Speaks About the Award

“Be under no illusions about how highly competitive the process is, take it seriously and perhaps most importantly, choose a topic you love.” Wise words from Joshua Belle, 4th year GEM student and winner of the inaugural Prof Peter Dervan Memorial Medal (2014).

The medal is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in cancer pathology through combined GPA score in core medicine modules with a significant cancer pathology content, followed by a competitive viva voce. Here, Joshua relays his experience of competing for the medal and offers some advice for those considering following suit this year.

Mark English Takes Third National Title

UCD Medicine Ad Astra Elite Athlete and European 800m bronze medallist, Mark English has begun this season in good form by winning his third Irish National Indoor Championships in Athlone and by securing a season’s best time at a Grand Prix meeting in Birmingham to qualify for the European Championships in Prague next month.