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New Life in Historic Mater Theatres

We are delighted to see new life being breathed into the historic Mater Misericordiae University Hospital facilities with several international surgical training courses taking place over the past year. The now decommissioned operating theatres and wards hosted two international training programmes under the auspices of the European Society of Coloproctology and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland.

Understanding Gastric Bypass Weight Loss

Researchers at University College Dublin (UCD), Ulster University and Florida State University have been awarded €2.5 million to investigate the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery under the US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership grant programme.  The research will specifically aim to identify if long term weight loss from gastric bypass or bariatric surgery is due solely to changes in appetite and food choices or if it is also associated with changes in metabolic rate following surgery.

2016 UCD MGA Alumni Reunion

e were delighted to welcome our alumni to the 2016 UCD Medical Graduates Association Alumni Reunion which took place on Friday, 13thMay 2016.  Over 200 alumni from across the Medicine graduating classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2006 and 2015 attended the event at which the UCD Medical Graduates Association Distinguished Graduate Award was presented to Prof Michael Moriarity (UCD Class of 1966).