January 2016 | Eanáir 2016

2016 Peter Dervan Memorial Medal

Fri, 15 January 16 11:45

The School is pleased to announce details of the 2015/2016 Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology.  The medal will be awarded following a competitive viva voce examination 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.

Selection Process

Direct entry undergraduate medicine students wishing to be considered in the competition are asked to submit their results for two specific modules taken at the identified semesters:

  • Oncology Immunopathology PATH30190: Taken in the January - May Semester 2015
  • Haematology & Immunosuppression PATH30030: Taken in the September - December Semester 2015

Graduate entry medicine students wishing to be considered in the competition are asked to submit their results for:

  • Oncology Immunopathology PATH30190: Taken in the January - May Semester 2015
  • Haematology & Immunosuppression PATH30030: Taken in the September - December  Semester 2014

Applicant students will be ranked by the average for the two modules and the top 4 – 6 students will be invited to present for a viva voce examination to a panel of pathologists in the week beginning Monday 14th March 2016.

Application Process

Applications should be emailed to pathology@ucd.ie by Friday 26th February 2016.

Prof Peter A Dervan (1945 – 2013)

Prof Peter A Dervan (1945 - 2013), former UCD Professor of Pathology

‌Peter A. Dervan was appointed Consultant Pathologist to the Mater (and initially Richmond) Hospitals, Dublin in 1978 and Professor of Pathology at University College Dublin and the Mater Hospital in 1991. During his tenure, until his retirement in 2008, he excelled as a histopathologist; leading to innovative research in areas like breast and bone cancer positively affecting the lives of 1000’s of cancer patients both in Ireland and abroad. This award recognises Professor Dervan as a leading medical researcher and outstanding, innovative teacher.

Previous Winners

Previous Winners of the Peter Dervan Memorial Medal include:

2014/15              Maeve Jones-O'Connor             Report

2013/14              Joshua Belle                            Report