Applications are invited for a full-time Medical Traineeship in Neuroanatomy. The research project will focus on neuroimmunological and regenerative repair strategies after spinal cord injury, with an emphasis on anti-inflammatory mediators to enhance functional recovery. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students.
UCD Forensic & Legal Medicine were delighted to welcome His Excellency, Kevin F. O'Malley, the US Ambassador to Ireland and Attorney who presented on the topic "Medical Litigation in the US and Ireland" at the UCD School of Medicine on 3rd November 2016 as part of our highly successful Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality).
Unique needs of adolescents and young adults (AYA) are to be addressed in new National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 launched recently by the Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris TD. Prof Owen Smith welcomes the focus on previously unmet needs of AYA's and notes that the new children's hospital will play a central role in the implementation of the strategy.
Our researchers have recently published the genetic basis of a family’s presentation with ataxia. They have found a missense mutation in a gene known as ITPR1 which causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 29 (SCA29). The pathogenic gain of-function missense mutation was located within the suppressor region of ITPR1. This is the ﬁrst report of a gain-of-function disease mutation and contributes to our understanding of how variation in this gene can lead to neurological dysfunction.
The UCD Centre for Human Reproduction has reported that the number of caesarean sections have soared in Ireland's two biggest maternity hospitals by 154% over the last 25 years.
Winner of the 2016 Dr Nicholas and Mrs Maura Martin Scholarship, Ms Laura Dugan undertook a four-week clinical elecive at the Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia.
The 2017 UCD Radiography Conferring took place at the UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield with undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded by UCD President, Prof Andrew Deeks. In total 80 graduands were conferred with degrees of Bachelor of Science in Radiography (36), Master of Science in Computed Tomography (8), in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (14) and in Ultrasound (22). Several student prizes were announced at the reception which followed the Conferring ceremony.
The 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring took place recently at O'Reilly Hall, Belfield with 233 graduands conferred with Medicine degree awards as well as 37 doctoral and masters graduate degree awards. Distinguished UCD Medicine alumnus Dr Francis Bonner (UCD Medicine Class of 1970) was conferred with a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine, public life and to UCD.
Several student medals and staff awards were presented at the 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner which took place on Thursday 8th June 2017 at UCD O’Reilly Hall.
Dr Francis J. Bonner (UCD Medicine 1970) was conferred with a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa at the 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring Ceremony at UCD O’Reilly Hall. The distinguished UCD Medicine alumnus was conferred with the degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine, public life and to UCD.
We are saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of our alumnus, Prof Paddy Johnston, Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast and leading Irish cancer researcher. We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Applications are invited for the Ambrose Bermingham Medal in Anatomy. Closing date for applications is Thursday, 15th June 2017 with the examination taking place on Tuesday 20th June 2017.
The 2017 UCD Medicine Alumni Reunion took place on Friday 12th May 2017 at the UCD Health Sciences Centre, Belfield followed by a Gala Diner later in the evening at the Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace. We were delighted to welcome back over 200 alumni from the UCD Medicine graduating classes of 1947, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2016.
Prof Mary Reilly has been elected as the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists in the organisation’s 83 year history. The 1986 UCD Medicine graduate is Professor of Clinical Neurology at University College London and is internationally recognised for her expertise in research and clinical practice related to peripheral nerve diseases.
Prof Ken Wolfe, UCD Professor of Genomic Evolution at the UCD Conway Institute has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society following in the footsteps of Netwon, Darwin and Einstein. Prof Wolfe is the first UCD scientist to be elected to the prestigious organisation since Prof Edward Conway, whose research, like Prof Wolfe, focused on yeast organisms.
A UCD’s student team has been awarded second place in the Universitas 21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge (GIC). Under the guidance of Dr Conor Buggy (U21 Ingenuity Facilitator (IF)), the students’ entry, ‘Roots before Branches’ proposed a novel response to this year’s GIC theme: ‘Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society’.
The Health Research Board has announced a total of €7.6 million in 15 new research projects under its Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Award scheme and its Applied Partnership Awards initiative. The successful grant proposals include three led by UCD School of Medicine associated researchers.
The annual Newman Fellowship Dinner was held on Tuesday, 26th April 2017 with UCD President Professor Andrew J. Deeks welcoming Donors, Fellows and their Academic Mentors to celebrate UCD’s pioneering postdoctoral research initiative, the Newman Fellowship Programme.
UCD Pathology are pleased to announced the 2017 Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology. This award recognises Professor Peter Dervan as a leading medical researcher and outstanding, innovative teacher.
Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group are pleased to announce the U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards for 2016/2017. These awards are designed to offer health science based junior/early career faculty an opportunity to develop international collaborations and to provide an evidence based for their career progression. Closing date for expressions of interest: 22nd May 2017.