February 2018 | Feabhra 2018

Medical Traineeship in Human Anatomy

Tue, 27 February 18 11:19

Applications are now invited for MD and PhD Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy for the next academic year (2018/2019).  The Scholarships, which will offer 75% of student fees plus a taxfree stipend of €18,000 p.a., will commence in September 2018.  Research Masters and MCh scholarships are also available.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th March 2018.

Mucus Plugs in Asthma Linked to Eosinophilia and Airflow Obstruction

Wed, 7 February 18 13:01

A recent paper by Dunican et al describes the use of multi-detector computed tomography to stratify patients with severe asthma.  The radiographic approach for quantifying airway mucus plugs suggests that treating mucus plugs may improve airflow in chronic severe asthma.

SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Awards

Wed, 7 February 18 13:37

Congratulations to Dr Christine Kiel, senior investigator at UCD Systems Biology Ireland who was recently awarded a SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award.  Dr Kiel was once of five recipients who were honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at a special ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.

Comparison of Semaglutide with Dulaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Fri, 23 February 18 19:09

Prof Carel Le Roux describes in layperson's terms a summary of a clinical trial comparing semaglutide with dulaglutide when administered with metformin in the treatment of people with Type 2 diabetes.

2018 Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony

Sat, 10 February 18 18:44

The 2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place in UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday 9th February 2018 with a keynote address given by Prof Ronan O’Connell, UCD Emeritus Professor of Surgery.