December 2012

UCD Honours Three Medics for their Historic Role in Irish Politics

Fri, 21 December 12 09:00

President of UCD, Dr Hugh Brady, has officially named three lecture theatres in the UCD Health Sciences Centre after Dr Kathleen Lynn (1874-1955), Dr James Ryan (1891 – 1970) and Dr Patrick Hillery (1923 – 2008). The ceremony also marked the outstanding contribution of the departing Head of School & Dean of Medicine Prof Bill Powderly.

Leaders of Change: An Appreciation of Prof William G. Powderly

Fri, 14 December 12 09:00

The University wishes to pay tribute to Professor Powderly as outgoing Head of School, Dean of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer, Dublin Academic Medical Centre with a programme of academic events which take place in UCD Health Science Centre on Thursday 20th December 2012 from 1-6pm.

Emma Dunne Reflects on Summer Elective Experience in Philadelphia

Fri, 14 December 12 09:00

Our students avail of highly-prized elective opportunities at home and abroad. These electives allow students to explore in further depth topics of relevance to their degree programme. As part of our summer elective series, medicine student  Emma Dunne reflects on her time at Lankenau Medical Centre, Philadelphia

Digging into the Genes of Rare Diseases

Thu, 13 December 12 09:00

Ireland has a relatively high level of rare diseases, and sometimes the genetic variations that underlie them are not found anywhere else in the world. But by analysing genes from Irish families with rare diseases a UCD study, funded by the HRB, has been identifying new genes responsible for rare disorders, and developing easier ways to diagnose conditions, screen for carriers and help genetic counselling.

Defibrillators in GP surgeries would save hundreds of lives annually

Fri, 7 December 12 09:00

HRB research shows patients would be three or four times more likely to survive sudden cardiac arrest outside hospital. The MERIT project, based at UCD, suggests that hundreds of lives could be saved in Ireland each year if GPs are equipped with defibrillators and trained to use them to intervene rapidly when someone has sudden cardiac arrest.

School Announces Details of Summer Elective Competition 2013

Fri, 7 December 12 09:00

Each year, many of our students compete for highly-prized international summer elective opportunities at locations all over the world. The School is pleased to formally open applications for the UCD Medicine Summer Elective Competition 2013.

UCD Medicine & UCD Conway Raise €8,117 for Prostate Cancer Research

Mon, 3 December 12 09:00

Three teams based at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science raised a collective total of €8,117 for prostate cancer research and awareness as part of the Movember 2012 campaign. The team included Professor Bill Watson, Principal Investigator at the Prostate Cancer Research Consortium.

World Aids Day HIV-related Research at UCD Campus

Sat, 1 December 12 09:00

World AIDS day on December 1st is marked this year by UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, with the theme “Getting to Zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDS-related deaths.” World Aids Day presents an opportunity to explore the HIV-related work that takes place across the UCD campus.

Study Identifies Accelerated Risk Pattern of Suicide Towards Age 21

Mon, 3 December 12 09:00

Suicide risk patterns accelerate up to the age of 20 before moderately levelling off, according to a new report published in the Cambridge Journal of Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. The study was conducted by researchers from University College Dublin and St Vincent’s University Hospital.