“Be under no illusions about how highly competitive the process is, take it seriously and perhaps most importantly, choose a topic you love”, wise words from Joshua Belle, 4th year GEM student and inaugural winner of the Peter Dervan Memorial Medal (2014). The medal is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in cancer pathology in relation to combined GPA score in core medicine modules with a significant cancer pathology content, followed by a competitive viva voce. Here, Joshua relays his experience of competing for the medal and offers some advice for those considering following suit this year.
UCD Medicine Ad Astra Elite Athlete and European 800m bronze medallist, Mark English has begun this season in good form by winning his third Irish National Indoor Championships in Athlone and by securing a season’s best time as he finished in sixth place in a Grand Prix meeting in Birmingham to qualify for the European Championships in Prague next month.
A group of international researchers, including scientists from UCD Academic Centre on Rare Diseases, have completed a fascinating study of the genomic flora contained within the New York subway system.
The School welcomes the announcement made recently by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD that the UCD College of Health Sciences and the Beacon hospital seek to create the UCD Beacon Hospital Academy, which is hoped will become a comprehensive clinical teaching and research collaboration in health sciences.
Prof Patrick Murray has officially opened new student facilities at the Merrion Campus within within St Vincent's University Hospital.
World Cancer Day 2015 emphasises the need for taking action and implementing what we already know in order to push the global fight against cancer to a whole new level. SMMS Alumnus, Dr Patricia Scanlan, is doing just that in Tanzania, East Africa.
The Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for excellence in cancer pathology is awarded following a competitive viva voce to the student who demonstrates excellence in cancer pathology by achieving the highest combined GPA score in core medicine modules with a significant cancer pathology content.