August 2014

Examining the Complexities of the Student Admission Process

Fri, 29 August 14 14:24

As another academic cycle is due to commence, it is hard not to be struck by the complexity of the admission process (particularly as it applies to Medicine) and the volume of discourse about same. 

What Exactly Constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern?

Fri, 29 August 14 10:00

On the 8th August 2014, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margaret Chan,declared the current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Dr Cillian De Gascun, Consultant Virologist and Laboratory Director at the National Virus Reference Laboratory, UCD was asked to comment on the WHO declaration and to explain what exactly constitutes an 'outbreak' by TheJournal.ie. 

Contemporary Issues in Hospital Practice (CIHP) 2014 - Abstracts Invited

Fri, 29 August 14 15:14

Abstracts are invited for oral (10 minutes) and poster presentations to be made at the CIHP meeting on Thursday 6th November next.  Clinical & Scientific submissions are welcome. A medal will be awarded to one winner in each category.

UCD Student Wins European Bronze Medal

Sun, 17 August 14 12:00

Mark English, UCD Medicine student and elite athlete, took the bronze medal in the 800 metres final at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.  The Donegal athlete finished impressively in a highly tactical race equalling his season best time of 1:45:03.

MMI Clinician Scientist Structured Curriculum

Thu, 7 August 14 12:47

Graduate education modules relevant to the curriculum topics have been made available by the partner institutions. 

Applications invited for 2014 Professor Eadbhard O’Callaghan Memorial Bursary

Wed, 6 August 14 15:24

This year, in keeping with the Professor O’Callaghan’s primary field of interest and advancement, the Bursary Committee will consider applications which address Psychosis in adult mental health. 

Using Evolution to Decipher how Mycobacteria Regulate Responses

Wed, 6 August 14 09:59

UCD researchers publish first study in mycobacteria to identify genome-wide regulatory elements using comparative transcriptomics (RNA profiles).