July 2018 | Iúil 2018

Call for Nominations for UCD Medicine Harps

Fri, 27 July 18 19:02

Throughout our School’s history, we’ve a proud tradition of students, staff and alumni representing their clubs, county and university in Gaelic Games.  So in the run up to Gaelic Sunday and the business end of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championships, we thought we’d try to put together a UCD Medicine dream team. We invite you to nominate players – male or female - of any county in any era, who were students, staff or graduates of the School and who represented their county at underage, minor or senior level football for inclusion in our 30-person squad. 

Outcome of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Dyskeratosis Congenita

Mon, 23 July 18 11:33

A team of international investigators supported by researchers from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, examined the outcome of HSCT in the largest cohort of DC patients ever studied.  The retrospective, multi-centre study showed that overall survival and event-free survival  at 3 years after HSCT were 66% and 62%, respectively.   

Genome instability is a consequence of transcription deficiency in patients with bone marrow failure

Fri, 20 July 18 14:14

A team of international researchers have demonstrated that genome instability in bone marrow failure patients with biallelic ERCC6L2 variants arises due to a particular genetic mutation causing a primary transcription deficiency rather than as a consequence of a DNA repair defect.

Comparison of Maternal Dietary Intakes of Smokers with Non-Smokers

Fri, 20 July 18 17:04

Women who continue smoking during pregnancy have serious inadequacies of both dietary micronutrients and macronutrients which could potentially aggravate fetal growth restriction caused by direct toxicity from cigarettes.

UCD Surgical Society News

Tue, 3 July 18 11:13

The UCD Surgical Society Call for Abstracts for their annual conference is now open.  The conference, entitled "Stepping Up to the Table" takes place in St Vincent's University Hospital on the 1st December 2018 (Date subject to confirmation).  Closing date for receipt of abstracts is early November 2018.  Please check UCD Surgical Society Facebook page for further details. 

Key 2018/2019 Dates for Graduate Research Students

Tue, 3 July 18 10:25

A summary of key dates for new and continuing Graduate Research students is presented here for information.  It is the responsibility of students and their supervisors to familiarise themselves with the School's procedures and policies in respect of graduate research studies.

Our Thanks to Professor Patrick Murray

Mon, 2 July 18 14:23

As he concludes his five year term of office as Dean of Medicine and Head of School, we take this opportunity to thank Professor Patrick Murray for his outstanding leadership and for his tremendous support to our students and staff.