The School celebrated the 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring with its annual conferring dinner at UCD O'Reilly Hall on the evening of Thursday 7th June 2018. A number of student and staff medals and prizes were presented and the School's Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Dr Rhona Mahony, Master at the National Maternity Hospital.
The 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield on Thursday 7thJune 2018 with 304 graduands conferred with undergraduate and graduate masters or doctoral degrees. The conferring featured posthumous degree awards to the late Dr Lorcán Miller and Dr Eimear Walsh as well as the awarding of the inaugural Lorcán Miller medal and Eimear Walsh medal to Dr Jennifer Britton by members of Lorcán and Eimear’s families.
Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital have published the results of an observational cohort study investigating the correlation between gestational weight gain and infant birth weight. The group concluded that the positive correlation between GWG in pregnancy and BW can be accounted for by the contribution of fetal weight to GWG antenatally without a contribution from increased maternal adiposity.