November 2018 | Samhain 2018

Academic Track Internship, 2018/2019

Sun, 18 November 18 15:45

The UCD Intern Network has four Academic Track Intern posts for 2018/2019.  These UCD Academic Track Interns rotate through Medicine for the Elderly, Gastroenterology and Orthopaedics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital encompassing a three- month rotation for Clinical Research.

The following UCD Academic Track Interns were successfully allocated to these Academic Track Intern posts to complete the following research projects;

Dr Eithne Nic an Ríogh is completing a research project titled ‘Hepcare: Integrating Hepatitis C care for at risk patients’ with Prof Walter Cullen, Full Professor of Urban General Practice, School of Medicine, UCD and Dr Jack Lambert, Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Dr Martin O Donnell is completing a research project titled ‘The Effects of Different Smoking Patterns in Pregnancy on Perinatal Outcomes’ with Professor Catherine Hayes, Associate Professor of Public Health, Institute of Population Health in Tallaght University Hospital, (TCD).

Dr Owen Killian is completing a research project titled ‘An investigation of the effects of transcranial neuromodulation on temporal processing abnormalities in Focal Dystonia’ with Professor Richard Reilly, Professor of Neural Engineering, Trinity College Institute for Neuroscience and St Vincent's University Hospital.

Dr Evelyn Fennelly is completing a research project titled ‘Role of miR-3613-3p and its target EGR-1 in the pathogenesis of ocular surface inflammation in primary Sjogren’s’ with Professor Conor Murphy, Professor of Ophthalmology, RCSI, St Stephen's Green.

Interns on the academic track have the benefit of:

  • Protected time for research activities within the working week, during a three-month academic rotation
  • A bursary provided by the HSE and Universities of €2,000 to cover research costs
  • A research supervisor to provide mentorship and guidance
  • Research skills training
  • Excellent clinical experience and participation in a full range of intern training activities