In the latest publication of the journal Cell, Dr. Henry Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, and colleague Prof Stephen Pennington, UCD Professor of Proteomics, detail the evolution of precision medicine, and how the National Cancer Institute is taking key strides to coordinate with the international cancer research community to provide an integrated, open-data approach to precision oncology.
Congratulations to Ms Sharon Omiwole (Stage 1 Medicine) who has been named the winner of FameLab Ireland, the national science communication competition for students. FameLab helps emerging scientists and engineers to acquire valuable skills to communicate their work to a non-scientific audience. Sharon will go on to represent Ireland at the international finals of the competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
Prof Kenneth Wolfe has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for the second time in his career. He is the first ever Ireland-based researcher to receive two of the highly sought after research funding awards.
The death has been announced of Professor Edward Guiney (UCD MB BCh BAO 1956, MCh 1961), a distinguished alumnus who had a stellar career as an internationally recognised paediatric surgeon, researcher and teacher. We offer our condolences to Professor Guiney’s family and friends, former colleagues and patients.
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Heart-warming story of how genomics research has transformed the life of a young patient with Progressive Dystonia allowing her to speak for the first time in four years. The research by Genomics Medicine Ireland and the UCD Academic Centre on Rare Diseases identified a gene mutation that identified her as a suitable candidate for Deep Brain Stimulation.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof Jonathan Bond as the Brendan McGonnell UCD Professor of Paediatric Molecular Haemato-Oncology as part of a NCRC/CMRF-funded research programme to improve survival rates of children and teens affected by cancers of the blood.
The UCD Perinatal Research Centre based at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street was launched today with a symposium highlighting maternal and fetal health research undertaken over the past ten years and a reflection on the future challenges of the global obesity epidemic on mother and child health.
The annual Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner was held on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 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.
Applications are now invited for the James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2018. Closing Date: Tues 1 May 18 (5pm).
Applications are now invited for MD and PhD Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy for the next academic year (2018/2019). The Scholarships, which will offer 75% of student fees plus a taxfree stipend of €18,000 p.a., will commence in September 2018. Research Masters and MCh scholarships are also available. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th March 2018.
Prof Carel Le Roux describes in layperson's terms a summary of a clinical trial comparing semaglutide with dulaglutide when administered with metformin in the treatment of people with Type 2 diabetes.
The 2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place in UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday 9th February 2018 with a keynote address given by Prof Ronan O’Connell, UCD Emeritus Professor of Surgery.
Congratulations to Dr Christine Kiel, senior investigator at UCD Systems Biology Ireland who was recently awarded a SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award. Dr Kiel was once of five recipients who were honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at a special ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.
A recent paper by Dunican et al describes the use of multi-detector computed tomography to stratify patients with severe asthma. The radiographic approach for quantifying airway mucus plugs suggests that treating mucus plugs may improve airflow in chronic severe asthma.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and patients of Sr Dr Maura Lynch (UCD Medicine 1964) who died recently after 50 years of dedicated clinical and missionary service in Africa.
Researchers at the National Children's Research Centre have contributed to a major breakthrough in juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia. The international research group has identified three prognostic subgroups with unique molecular and clinical characteristics through analysis of DNA methylation.
The Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2018 is now open for project submission. Proposals are sought for eight-week laboratory, clinical, patient-centred or educational research projects, to be undertaken by our undergraduate students during Summer 2018. Details of project submission and ethics approval are attached.
Investigators at the National Maternity Hospital have commenced enrolment of neonatal babies into a European paediatric clinical trial investigating the use of prophylactic oropharyngeal surfactant to reduce the rate of endotracheal intubation for respiratory failure shortly after birth.
The UCD Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging Group invites applications to its new online Professional Diploma in Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound. Closing date for applications to the next intake is Friday 5th January 2018.
The School offers an extensive portfolio of over fifty graduate taught programmes ranging from certificate, through diploma, to master's level across a range of biomedical and clinical specialties. Our programmes are designed to support continuous professional development of healthcare staff as well as provide specialist education to those working in healthcare support roles. A number of our programmes are now enrolling for January 2018 start.