News

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]

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 is Friday 31st March 2017 (5pm).  

2017 Clinical Commencement Ceremony

Thu, 23 February 17 13:41

Now firmly established as a key event in our academic calendar, the 2017 Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place on Friday 17th February 2017 in UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield.  A key milestone for our students, it marks the point of full immersion into clinical training at our hospital sites or in the community. 

Traineeships in Human Anatomy and Reproductive Medicine

Tue, 14 February 17 17:45

UCD Human Anatomy has announced a number of traineeships including Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy and PhD scholarships in Reproductive Medicine. 

New Associate Deans Appointed

Sun, 12 February 17 17:04

Professor Patrick Murray has announced the appointment of Associate Professor Suzanne Donnelly as Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation and Dr Jonathan McNulty as Associate Dean for Graduate Taught Studies.  Both are ex officio members of the School Executive Management Committee and the School Management Team.  The Dean has also appointed Dr Cliona McGovern, Director of Admissions to the School Management Team.

 

Medical Genetics Research Success

Sat, 11 February 17 12:06

There was recent research success for Irish medical geneticists with two studies published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.  The study of a child with a de novo chromosomal translocation and craniosynostosis featured on the front cover of the journal's January edition. Our researchers also published the first cross-border epidemiology study of the incidence of fragile X syndrome across the island.

PMC Appoint New Vice President & Registrar

Wed, 8 February 17 08:00

Penang Medical College have announced the appointment of Professor David Whitford as its new Vice-President (Academic Affairs) & Registrar following the retirement of Prof Kevin B. Nolan.  

Increased Intake to UCD Radiography

Tue, 31 January 17 17:15

UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging has announced an increase in the intake to its undergraduate radiography BSc (Hons) degree programme to address the demands of the Irish healthcare system.  From September 2017, the number of places available will increase from 57 (2016/2017) to 100 places (2017/2018).

Learning from Excellence

Sat, 14 January 17 22:44

Too often in Medicine, and Medical Education, we focus on what has gone wrong - the complication in a patient, the student in difficulty. This is a reactive approach that focuses on weaknesses and negativity. In contrast, a new approach has been proposed focusing on strengths, excellence and prospective planning. 

Prof Last Appointed to Senior University Position

Tue, 20 December 16 23:27

We offer our congratulations to Professor Jason Last, Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation who has been appointed as the inaugural UCD Dean of Students.  In this senior University leadership role, Prof Last will be responsible for implementing the UCD strategic initiatives on enhancing the student experience.  We wish Jason well in his new role and thank him for the tremendous efforts and achievements within the School over the past fifteen years.