A group of our students, supported by UCD Medicine and Mater Hospital staff recently completed a SPARC project entitled 'The Brush and the Scalpel' which used historical anatomy watercolours created by their predecessors in 1850.
Professor Stephen Pennington, a global leader in proteomics research and innovation, has been awarded the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award in recognition of his commitment and success in protein biomarker research and the conversion of this research into diagnostic tests for clinical use which can have a positive impact on the lives of patients worldwide.
A significant number of pregnant women in Ireland may be "secret smokers", leaving their baby at risk of being malnourished. A study by the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction reveal that 10% of mothers-to-be failed to disclose their smoking habit which could result in a growth-restricted or malnourished baby.
Using a new approach to identify and measure the aggressiveness of a patient’s prostate cancer, Irish-based researchers are developing a test which has so far proven to be more accurate than current clinical assessments.
A UCD Masterclass Programme was open to all Academic Track interns from around the country was held on Saturday, 8th September in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7. This Masterclass is a formal teaching event facilitated by the UCD Intern Network and the UCD Clinical Research Centre supporting the Academic Track Intern Programme with the aim of fostering participants curiosity in pursuing a career as an academic clinician.
The UCD Intern Network has four Academic Track Intern posts for 2018/2019, These UCD Academic Track Interns rotate through Medicine for the Elderly, Gastroenterology and Orthopaedics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital encompassing a three- month rotation for Clinical Research.
Dr Cliona McGovern has been appointed as an ethicist to the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians where she will be a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee (SEC).
The School is delighted to welcome applications for first time appointment, re-appointment or advancement within the 2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway. This adjunct academic appointment scheme recognises the contribution of our clinical faculty who lead or support both our teaching and our research programmes across our clinical training network.
The PREPARE group at the UCD School of Medicine are currently seeking members to join a public panel to guide its research on flu preparedness. This panel will meet 4-6 times a year to learn about and discuss epidemics and critical care research; advise on elements of the research process, and; improve the relevance and acceptability of critical care research design. The public panel will be of interest to individuals who'd like to learn more about epidemics and advise on the design of critical care research. The group are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have experience (themselves/family member) of intensive care settings.
We are delighted to report that Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street is being honoured by the University in the 2018 UCD Alumni Awards. The award will be presented to Dr Mahony at the 2019 UCD Alumni Awards event in UCD O'Reilly Hall on Friday 9th November 2018.
The first national arthritis research conference open to the public, medical professionals and academics took place today (Friday 2nd November 2018 in University College Dublin.
The RCPI have awarded the inaugural Kathleen Lynn Medal to Prof Karina Butler, consultant paediatrician and specialist in infectious disease specialist at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.
Researchers at the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology have developed a new gel that could one day drastically improve the quality of life of those living with the rare skin disease Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Our researchers were well represented among the winners at the 2018 UCD Conway Research Festival. Dr Ariane Watson, post-doctoral research fellow at Systems Biology Ireland took the Gold Medal. Medical Device Engineer and former School researcher, Dr Nicky Bertollo won first prize in the 2018 UCD Allergan Innovation Award competition with runner-up prize going to Dr Barbara Hughes from Prof Sabine Koelle's research group.
Phase II clinical studies of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Triple Therapy, published recently in the NEJM, shows promise in patients with at least one copy of the F508del gene mutation, the most common cause of the illness.
A ten year multi-centred Phase III randomised clinical trail has demonstrated that early prophylactic hypothermia compared with normothermia did not improve neurological outcomes at 6 months for patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
An international research team exploring the development of recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase (recAP) for the treatment of inflammatory diseases published data on the recently completed STOP-AKI Phase II study of recAP in the treatment of sepsis-associated Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and were presented at both the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in Paris and at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week in San Diego.
The UCD Ultrasound team in conjunction with the British Medical Ultrasound Society held a highly successful ultrasound study day on Sat 13th Oct 18 at UCD Health Sciences Centre. This fourth high profile study day was well received by the 200 delegates and demonstrates the ongoing need for continuous professional development activities in the field.
The National University of Ireland conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine on Prof Michael Earley, distinguished plastic and reconstruction surgeon and UCD Clinical Professor at the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.
Master Chisale has just completed his MSc by research on childhood pneumonia in the community in Malawi. He spoke about what he has learned when undertaking this research in UCD. While TB receives much attention nationally and globally, Master feels that childhood pneumonia is a neglected condition even though it is a very common in Malawi.