August 2013

U21 Health Sciences Meeting - Live Feed

Mon, 2 September 13 09:09

The Universitas 21 (U21) Health Sciences Group annual meeting takes place this week at University College Dublin. Core sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are available to view via a live-stream. The themes are clinical leadership in healthcare delivery, the digital revolution and the era of the e-patient, and clinical leadership in patient safety. 

Series Designed to Combat ‘Neurophobia’ Registers 75,000 Views

Thu, 29 August 13 08:46

A series of open-source e-learning videos, produced by Prof Niall Tubridy, Associate Clinical Professor at UCD and Consultant Neurologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital, in association with UCD Medical School and Clinics in Motion, has generated more than 75,000 views on the School’s YouTube channel.

Six Researchers from UCD Awarded Grants Through HRB Projects for Better Health

Thu, 22 August 13 06:57

Six researchers from UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, UCD Conway Institute and UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science have each been awarded HRB grants of up to €330,000, through the Projects for Better Health scheme.

UCD to Host Jack Flanagan Medal Competition in Geriatric Medicine

Thu, 22 August 13 04:08

Students in the penultimate year of their medical studies are invited to take part in the 2013 Jack Flanagan Medal Competition in Geriatric Medicine. This year's competition will be held in UCD on Wednesday 18th September. 

UCD/ESRI Study: Obesity in Irish, First-time Mothers Linked with Caesarean Rates

Thu, 15 August 13 11:41

The rate of emergency caesarean section in Irish mothers is twice that of Eastern European women who give birth in Ireland, according to a study from University College Dublin (UCD) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The results also found that Irish women are more likely to be obese, smoke, and have an induction of pregnancy.