In September 2013, UCD was delighted to host the Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group annual meeting. The conference, which brought together healthcare educators from across the globe, focused on clinical leadership, patient safety and social media in medical education. Four keynote talks are now available online.
On Tuesday 24th October, eight young researchers - all of whom were ranked as exceptional by the adjudication panel - were selected to compete in the final of the 2013 Summer Student Research programme. Each of the finalists will present their research at the awards night, which takes place on Thursday 3rd October at the UCD Debating Chamber.
Dr Paddy Mallon, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, launched the first UCD Medicine Research annual report (2012/13) on Tuesday 17th September at a working group meeting for UCD Medicine researchers. The report details the output, profile and activities of more than 100 aligned principal investigators.
The annual Summer Student Research Awards has reached new heights this year, with more than 70 student participants - all of whom will compete for the coveted SSRA gold medal in research. The first stage takes place on Tuesday 24th Sept, where students pitch their research to a panel of adjudicators. Eight students are selected to compete at the SSRA final, which takes place on Thursday 3rd October.
As the holders of the annual Jack Flanagan Medal in Geriatric Medicine, UCD held the 2013 contest on Wednesday 18th of September at St Vincent's University Hospital. Congratulations to this year's winners: Elizabeth Ahern-Flynn, Ali Jafar, Eoin Kelleher, Harriet Ryan (RCSI) and well done to Eanna Ryan, Claire Kelly, David Tansey and Colm Kennelly (UCD).
The UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. Over 700 PhD graduates and 350 postdoctoral researchers have been educated and trained to exacting international standards at the UCD Conway Institute.
In recognition of his outstanding research contribution on the genetic causes of diabetes and endocrine obesity, Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly was awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that the university can bestow.
Congratulations to Dr Neil Ferguson, who has had papers published in Nature Chemical Biology and in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Dr Ferguson’s team reported key molecular details of how the Hepatitis B virus recruits a human cell to replicate itself and establish, or maintain, viral infections.