News

NUI Honours Prof Michael Earley

Fri, 12 October 18 16:51

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.

Student Reflection | Research in Malawi

Fri, 12 October 18 14:21

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. 

Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development

Fri, 12 October 18 09:39

CRDI invite expressions of interest for their online module entitled 'Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development'.  The module is free of charge for UCD postgraduate students and staff. Closing date: 18 Nov 18. 

2019 Medical Intern Training

Mon, 8 October 18 19:00

Information regarding the HSE application process for the 2019 Medical Intern training programme will be launched on the 19th October 2018.  Please note that the expected closing date for applications is Tuesday 30th October 2018.  Information is also available regarding the 2019 Intern Employment Eligibility Test.

Mimicking Nature to Treat Vascular Disease

Fri, 5 October 18 15:11

Copying the activity of molecules found naturally in the body could provide a new approach to treating vascular disease in diabetes, a new study involving our researchers at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre has found.  

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus Launched

Thu, 27 September 18 15:59

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), formerly Penang Medical College (PMC) was officially launched by Minister Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills.  The institution’s upgrade to Foreign University Branch Campus was approved by the Malaysian MOE in March this year and represents an important milestone in the development of our Malaysia campus.

Resolution of Inflammation, Infection and Tissue Regeneration

Fri, 7 September 18 14:59

On June 25–26, 2018, the New York Academy of Sciences hosted Resolution of Inflammation, Infection and Tissue Regeneration, a symposium featuring many of the top researchers in the rapidly developing field of resolution pharmacology including Professor Catherine Godson, UCD Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director, UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre among the keynote speakers.  In two days of oral presentations, a poster session, and an extensive panel discussion, speakers and attendees reviewed the biggest advances and challenges in resolution biology. The meeting covered the basic biology of inflammation and its resolution, studies on animal models of chronic and acute diseases, and clinical trials of promising new inflammation-resolving drugs.

UCD Allergan Innovation Award 2018

Thu, 6 September 18 15:48

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the UCD Allergan Innovation Award which will be award at the 2018 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation. A bursary of up to €8,000 will be awarded to the early career researcher(s) whose research shows greatest innovative potential.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Eye Disease

Mon, 13 August 18 16:21

In a paper published in Nature Medicine, UK clinical scientists describe an application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology which can recommend the correct referral decision for over 50 eye diseases as accurately as world-leading experts.  The machine learning technology is trained on thousands of retinal scans to identify features of eye disease that should be referred for specialist treatment.  As one of the senior authors is a UCD alumnus, Dr Pearse Keane, we asked UCD staff to comment on the significance of this work.  

Novel Myofibroblast Differences in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Mon, 13 August 18 11:10

Variations in the genetic profiles and functional characteristics of myofibroblasts of different origins may hold the key to identifying therapeutic targets in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Anaesthetic Research Fellowship

Fri, 3 August 18 16:31

Congratulations to Dr Tom Wall (from Professor Donal Buggy’s group) who received the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI) Anaesthetic Research Fellowship for his presentation on The Effect of Anaesthetic Agents on Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Breast Cancer which won the research group a Scholarship prize of €25,000.

Prescribing Aspirin in Early Pregnancy to Reduce Preeclampsia Incidence

Fri, 3 August 18 10:36 David Kearns, Digital Journalist/Media Officer, UCD University Relations

After showing that women in Ireland and the UK are open to taking a preventative low daily dose of asprin to reduce risk of preeclampsia and had a high level of adherence to this daily dose, the UCD Perinatal Research Centre is calling for a widespread randomised controlled trial to address the efficacy and safety of a low dose aspirin approach, compared with a screening approach.

Call for Nominations for UCD Medicine Harps

Fri, 27 July 18 19:02

Throughout our School’s history, we’ve a proud tradition of students, staff and alumni representing their clubs, county and university in Gaelic Games.  So in the run up to Gaelic Sunday and the business end of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championships, we thought we’d try to put together a UCD Medicine dream team. We invite you to nominate players – male or female - of any county in any era, who were students, staff or graduates of the School and who represented their county at underage, minor or senior level football for inclusion in our 30-person squad. 

Outcome of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Dyskeratosis Congenita

Mon, 23 July 18 11:33

A team of international investigators supported by researchers from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, examined the outcome of HSCT in the largest cohort of DC patients ever studied.  The retrospective, multi-centre study showed that overall survival and event-free survival  at 3 years after HSCT were 66% and 62%, respectively.   

Comparison of Maternal Dietary Intakes of Smokers with Non-Smokers

Fri, 20 July 18 17:04

Women who continue smoking during pregnancy have serious inadequacies of both dietary micronutrients and macronutrients which could potentially aggravate fetal growth restriction caused by direct toxicity from cigarettes.

Genome instability is a consequence of transcription deficiency in patients with bone marrow failure

Fri, 20 July 18 14:14

A team of international researchers have demonstrated that genome instability in bone marrow failure patients with biallelic ERCC6L2 variants arises due to a particular genetic mutation causing a primary transcription deficiency rather than as a consequence of a DNA repair defect.

UCD Surgical Society News

Tue, 3 July 18 11:13

The UCD Surgical Society Call for Abstracts for their annual conference is now open.  The conference, entitled "Stepping Up to the Table" takes place in St Vincent's University Hospital on the 1st December 2018 (Date subject to confirmation).  Closing date for receipt of abstracts is early November 2018.  Please check UCD Surgical Society Facebook page for further details. 

Key 2018/2019 Dates for Graduate Research Students

Tue, 3 July 18 10:25

A summary of key dates for new and continuing Graduate Research students is presented here for information.  It is the responsibility of students and their supervisors to familiarise themselves with the School's procedures and policies in respect of graduate research studies.

Our Thanks to Professor Patrick Murray

Mon, 2 July 18 14:23

As he concludes his five year term of office as Dean of Medicine and Head of School, we take this opportunity to thank Professor Patrick Murray for his outstanding leadership and for his tremendous support to our students and staff.

2018 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner

Tue, 19 June 18 16:42

The School celebrated the 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring with its annual conferring dinner at UCD O'Reilly Hall on the evening of Thursday 7th June 2018.  A number of student and staff medals and prizes were presented and the School's Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Dr Rhona Mahony, Master at the National Maternity Hospital.