June 2018 | Meitheamh 2018

2018 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner

Tue, 19 June 18 16:42

A large crowd of new graduates from the UCD Medicine Classes of 2018 and their supporters gathered with staff and our clinical colleagues at UCD O’Reilly Hall on the evening of Thursday 7th June 2018 for the 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner.  This black-tie event is designed to celebrate student achievement in each of our four undergraduate degree programmes (Medicine, Graduate Entry Medicine, Radiography and Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences) and the completion of their studies.  Student medals and staff awards were presented by the Dean of Medicine & Head of School, Prof Patrick Murray who hosted the evening, the final UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner of his 5-year term. 

In attendance were College Principal, Professor Cecily Kelleher, former Deans of Medicine, Professor Ronnie O’Regan and Professor Muiris X FitzGerald as well as UCD Medicine alumnus and former UCD Registrar, Professor Philip Nolan, currently President at Maynooth University.  Prof Nolan’s daughter Rachel was among the graduating Medicine Class of 2018.  In addition to representatives of our clinical training partners and our extended academic clinical faculty, we were delighted to welcome Guest of Honour, Dr Rhona Mahony.

Dr Rhona Mahony - Honorary Fellow

The Dean of Medicine, Prof Murray presented the School’s Honorary Fellowship award to Dr Rhona Mahony (UCD Medicine 1994), Master at the National Maternity Hospital.  The UCD Medicine Honorary Fellowship is the highest award that the School can bestow and was given to Dr Mahony in recognition of our outstanding leadership of the National Maternity Hospital over the past seven years.  In accepting the award, Dr Mahony paid tribute to her many mentors throughout her own career and congratulated the graduating class as she welcomed them to the Medical profession.  Dr Mahony has become something of a leadership role model for many young medical students with her warm patient-focus and courageous pursuit of excellence in healthcare.

Student of the Year Awards

Student of the Year Awards were presented by Professor Bill Watson (BHLS), Associate Professor Stuart Bund (Physiology), Associate Professor Jonathan McNulty (Radiography) and by Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe (Medicine), President of the UCD Medical Graduates Association.

ProgrammeStudent of the Year
Medicine Dr Patrick Short
Radiography Teresa Kilcoyne
Physiology Amy Hassett
Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences

Jeremiah Nolan & Roslyn Colgan (ex-aequo) 

2018 UCD Medicine Conferring - Student of the Year

2018 UCD Medicine Conferring - Student of the Year

2018 UCD Medicine Conferring - Student of the Year

2018 UCD Medicine Conferring - Student of the Year

 

Medicine Medals & Awards

College Principal, Professor Cecily Kelleher presented a number of prizes from the Medicine programme including:

Medal or PrizeRecipient
1941 Medal Dr Dora Gorman
Aongus J Curran Medal in Otolaryngology Dr Kyle Smothers
Brian McGovern Perpetual Medal Dr Niamh Conlon
Colman Saunders Medal Dr Laura Mannion
D.K. O'Donovan Medal in Medicine Dr Andrew Griffin
Geoffrey J. Bourke Medal Dr Michael Gilligan
John McGrath Memorial Medal in Forensic & Legal Medicine Dr Maura Hannon
Kieran O'Driscoll Prize Dr Calvin Flynn
Kirwan Medal Dr Aoife Smyth
Paediatrics Medal Dr Dora Gorman
Prof Niall O'Higgins Medal for Surgery Dr Calvin Flynn
Sean Malone Medal in Psychiatry Dr Sarah Devlin
Surgeon Boyle Kennedy Medal Dr Calvin Flynn
Eimear Walsh Memorial Medal Dr Jennifer Britton
Lorcan Miller Memorial Medal Dr Jennifer Britton

The Eimear Walsh and Lorcán Miller Memorial Medals were presented at the UCD Medicine Conferring to Dr Jennifer Britton by members of the Walsh and Miller families.

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

Medicine Medals - UCD Medicine 2018 Conferring

 

Radiography Medals

Professor Kelleher also presented several medals to graduates of the undergraduate Radiography degree programme including:

MedalRecipient
Kate Matthews Medal Ciara Crofton & Nicola Cleary (ex-aequo)
O'Farrell Medal Maria Malone
Philips Medal Andrea Burke
Deirdre Conroy Medal Killian Lavelle & Ciara Skelton (ex-aequo)

Radiography Medal - 1 - Nicola Cleary

Radiography Medal - 2- Maria Malone

Radiography Medal - 3- Andrea Burke

Radiography Medal - 4 - Killian Lavelle & Ciara Skelton

 

Staff Awards

Prof Kelleher also presented a number of staff awards to members of our teaching faculty and academic support staff including:

AwardRecipient
Medicine (Pre-Clinical) Teacher of the Year Dr Koon-Meng Chan & Dr Peter Holloway
Medicine (Clinical) Teacher of the Year    Dr Paul Rush & Prof Gerard McEntee
BHLS Teacher of the Year Dr Antoinette Perry
Radiography Teacher of the Year Ms Marion Maher
Physiology Teacher of the Year Dr Eoin Cummins
Technical Staff Award Dr David Crampton
Administrative Staff Award Mr Steven Masterton

 Staff Teaching Award - 1

Staff Teaching Award - 2

Staff Teaching Award - 3

Staff Teaching Award - 4

Staff Teaching Award - 5

Staff Teaching Award - 6

Staff Teaching Award - 7

 

We offer our congratulations to our honorary fellow, Dr Rhona Mahony, to the graduating classes of 2018 and to the various recipients of student and staff awards.  Our sincere thanks to the Health Sciences Programme Office on their organisation of the event and to all who participated.

Group - Medicine Conferring Dinner - 1

Group - Medicine Conferring Dinner - 2

Group - Medicine Conferring Dinner - 4 

Group - Medicine Conferring Dinner - 6

Photographs

A selection of photographs from the event are available on the School’s Flickr account (here).  High resolution copies can be downloaded for personal, non-commercial use.