We are delighted to announce that the Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2018 is open for project submission. Proposals are sought for eight-week laboratory, clinical, patient-centred or educational research projects, to be undertaken by our undergraduate students within the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering and Architecture during Summer 2018.
Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction conducted a randomised controlled trial evaluating the use of a medically supervised pregnancy exercise intervention in obese women as a strategy to improve maternal glycemia and gestational weight gain. The study published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology showed that an intensive, medically supervised exercise intervention for obese women from early pregnancy did not improve maternal glycemia. Pregnant women who are obese, however, should be advised to exercise because it attenuates excessive gestational weight gain.
The AUDGPI Academic Primary Care Career Development Conference is now open for registrations. The conference will be of interest to colleagues who are working in academic primary care or who are interested in getting started on such a career and will provide insights on how to get started on an academic career, outline teaching and research opportunities, how to undertake a higher (research) degree and how to source research funding.