News

UCD Alumnus Appointed 1st Female President of the ABN

Sun, 7 May 17 19:29

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.

UCD Professor Elected Fellow of Royal Society

Sat, 6 May 17 17:33

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.

Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society

Sat, 6 May 17 09:00

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’.

Health Research Board invests €7.6 million in new projects

Thu, 4 May 17 21:20

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.  

Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner 2017

Wed, 3 May 17 12:23

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. 

Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology

Mon, 1 May 17 21:29

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.

2017 U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards

Mon, 1 May 17 20:04

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.

High Level of GP Support for Naloxone Programme

Sat, 22 April 17 17:06

A survey of GP's by the UCD Primary Care Group has indicated strong support for a national naloxone programme to address opiate overdose deaths.  More than 200 opiate overdose deaths occur annually in Ireland and overdose prevention and management, including naloxone prescription is now being considered for wider lay use.

PrEP is a vital component to HIV Treatment

Fri, 21 April 17 13:36

An academic clinician with nearly 20 years experience in the clinical management of people living with HIV, Dr Paddy Mallon (Director, HIV Molecular Research Groups) offers his perspective on the importance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of the disease management strategy.

Clinical Research Education

Tue, 18 April 17 20:21

The UCD Clinical Research Centre invites applicants for its popular graduate certificate and masters programmes in clinical research. The group offers a graduate certificate, an online graduate certificate and both full-time and part-time masters programmes at Ireland's leading clinical research centre.

Coakley Medal for Dissection 2017

Mon, 10 April 17 09:10

Applications are now invited for the James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2017. This prestigious award will provide a small select number of students a privileged opportunity to work with a precious educational resource. Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 21st April 2017. [Note: Change in Closing Date]

PhD Student Takes ENGAGE Accessible Science Trophy

Sat, 25 March 17 13:13

Congratulations to PhD student Ms Stephanie Whelan who took the top prize at the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science ENGAGE Accessible Science event.  

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Interns Study Day

Fri, 24 March 17 14:39

The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Interns Study Day took place in the Corrigan and Graves Hall, RCPI, Kildare St on Saturday 14th January 2017.  Over 450 abstracts were received from interns across all Intern Training Networks.  Prizes for the best oral and poster presentations were awarded from over 450 abstracts received from interns across all Intern Training Networks in categories of Case Presentation Medicine, Case Presentation Surgery, and Clinical Research.

Professor Patrick Fitzgerald Travel Bursary 2017

Fri, 24 March 17 14:26

The Schoool is pleased to invite applications from eligible surgeons for the 2017 Professor Patrick Fitzgerald Travel Bursary, named in memory of the former UCD Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital.  Closing date for application 30 April 2017. 

Medical Students test their Clinical Skills at SimWars

Mon, 20 March 17 10:01

The School of Medicine hosted ‘SimWars’, a medical simulation competition for medical and nursing students in Ireland on 25th February 2017. The event was organised by members of the Emergency Medicine Student Society of Ireland EMSSI and saw students work in teams of five to manage a number of simulated medical emergency scenarios which included using medical mannequins, actors and digital technologies. Together these provided students with a realistic and immersive learning experience.

Sunscreen can now be prescribed for renal transplant patients

Sat, 18 March 17 21:30

The Irish Skin Foundation have announced that for the first time, the cost of certain sunscreen products is now being reimbursed, when prescribed to those who have had renal (kidney) transplants and to immunosuppressed patients taking a particular medicine.

From Concept to Creation

Sat, 18 March 17 21:05

Mater Surgeon describes how his participation in an innovative masters programme has helped move a novel surgical wound closing device from concept to creation.

UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Fri, 17 March 17 23:10

UCD Research invite any UCD research centre of critical mass who are interested in receiving project management support, and who fall under the remit of Personalised and Translational Medicine, and One Health to register their expression of interest.

International Clinical Trial Shows Drug Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Fri, 24 February 17 10:12

The drug, liraglutide 3.0 mg may reduce diabetes risk by 80% in individuals with obesity and prediabetes according to the findings of an international study published today in The LancetProfessor Carel le Roux from the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre, UCD School of Medicine and Fellow, UCD Conway Institute is an obesity specialist and the corresponding author on this article.

Physiology Medical Traineeship programme

Thu, 23 February 17 15:06

UCD School of Medicine Physiology Medical Traineeship Programme recruitment process for 2017 / 2018 has now commenced. We are seeking suitable individuals interested in undertaking a graduate research degree. Closing Date for applications has been extended to Friday 26th March 2017 (5pm).