UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science - News http://www.ucd.ie/medicine Recent news from UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science en-gb 15 <![CDATA[UCD Allergan Innovation Awards]]> Congratulations to two UCD investigators who have won the inaugural University College Dublin (UCD) Allergan Innovation Awards in recognition of their innovative research potential.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389813,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389813,en.html Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:17:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Alumnus Awarded Steevens' Scholarship]]> Congratulations to Dr Eavan McGovern (UCD Medicine 2007) who was recently awarded a Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship.  This prestigious award is given annually to Specialist or Senior Registrars with strong track records in achievement. Dr McGovern has commenced a one year Clinical Fellowship in Transitional Care Neurology in the Brain and Spine Institute, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389743,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389743,en.html Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:19:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 Student Summer Research Awards]]> The 2017 Student Summer Research Awards took place on the 4th Oct 17 at the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science. There was a high standard of oral presentations by the eight student finalists who conducted 8-week research projects at UCD and at our clinical and international affiliates. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389375,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389375,en.html Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Older Stored Blood as Safe as Fresher Blood for Transfusions in Critically Ill Adults]]> The TRANSFUSE clinical trial study shows that the age of transfused blood cells does not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults and will help end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically ill patients. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389364,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389364,en.html Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Intern Careers Day]]> The UCD Intern Network Careers Day will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017.  Further details to follow.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388795,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388795,en.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Clinical Trials Masterclass]]> The UCD Intern Training Network in conjunction with the UCD Clinical Research Centre held a Clinical Trials Master Class for all academic track interns from across the country.  The event took place at the UCD Catherine McAuley Research & Education Centre at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388791,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388791,en.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 19:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Four UCD Academic Track Interns Appointed]]> Four Academic Track Intern posts have been appointed for academic year 2017/2018 within the UCD Intern Training Network.  These UCD Academic Track Interns rotate through Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Orthopaedics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital encompassing a three-month rotation for Clinical Research.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388788,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388788,en.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 19:07:00 GMT
<![CDATA[All-Ireland Delight for UCD Medicine Connections]]> Congratulations to the Dublin Men's and Ladies teams who tasted victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland Senior Football Finals. There were UCD Medicine connections to both teams and to the Kerry team which claimed the Men's Minor Football Final.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,388267,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,388267,en.html Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 Healthcare Management Graduation Ceremony ]]> UCD Forensic & Legal Medicine celebrated 22 years of their Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality) with the conferring of diplomas on 16 graduands at the UCD Charles Institute on the 5th September 2017. The School welcomed former Attorney General, Senator Michael McDowell SC who gave the keynote address at the conferring ceremony. A total of 407 participants from across the Irish healthcare system have completed the programme since its inception in 1995. The School also offers both a Professional Certificate in Medico-legal aspects of Healthcare and a Masters in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387967,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387967,en.html Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:22:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GenoFit Research Study Launched]]> Irish life sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland has partnered with the UCD Institute for Sport and Health to launch Ireland's first large-scale research study into the role of genetics on fitness and health.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387186,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387186,en.html Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:18:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Another Milestone Reached]]> The MILESTONE Study is a longitudinal project which examines the organisation, policy and practice of care pathways for young people as they transition from Child to Adult Mental Health services. Running in eight European countries and funded by the European Commission, it is a partnership of academics and clinicians, over one thousand young patients and their carers. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386987,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386987,en.html Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:16:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Wellcome HRB Irish Clinical Academy Training PhD Fellowship]]> The Wellcome HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training PhD Fellowship invites applications from eligible medicine graduates for the second Fellowship programme. Closing Date: 31st October 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386980,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386980,en.html Sat, 09 Sep 2017 23:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[National Academic Intern Track]]> The Intern Network Executive, their affiliated Medical Schools and the HSE National Doctors Training & Planning programme have launched a new national academic track for internship.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388787,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388787,en.html Fri, 01 Sep 2017 19:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting Clinicians Working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health]]> A brief report on some of the initiatives by staff from the UCD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Mental Health Group on supports for clinicians working in the field.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,384792,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,384792,en.html Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:25:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Approaches to Adolescents Presenting in Crisis to Emergency Departments in Ireland]]> There has been a significant increase in presentations of young people in crisis to the Paediatric ED’s and three Liaison Child and Adolescent Services in Dublin. Suicide and self harm are pressing problems for the adolescent population and a common cause of ED presentation.  The UCD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (UCD CAP) team have a two day training programme on Therapeutic Assessment of Self Harm.  This intensive programme for interdisciplinary professionals provided practical skills for the intensive, supportive assessment of young people who self harm. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,384784,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,384784,en.html Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:16:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Traineeship in Human Anatomy]]> Applications are invited for a full-time Medical Traineeship in Neuroanatomy.  The research project will focus on neuroimmunological and regenerative repair strategies after spinal cord injury, with an emphasis on anti-inflammatory mediators to enhance functional recovery. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,383044,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,383044,en.html Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:19:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Litigation in the US and Ireland]]> UCD Forensic & Legal Medicine were delighted to welcome His Excellency, Kevin F. O'Malley, the US Ambassador to Ireland and Attorney who presented on the topic "Medical Litigation in the US and Ireland" at the UCD School of Medicine on 3rd November 2016 as part of our highly successful Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,381833,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,381833,en.html Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:01:00 GMT
<![CDATA[National Cancer Strategy To Address Unique Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults]]> Unique needs of adolescents and young adults (AYA) are to be addressed in new National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 launched recently by the Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris TD.  Prof Owen Smith welcomes the focus on previously unmet needs of AYA's and notes that the new children's hospital will play a central role in the implementation of the strategy.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381555,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381555,en.html Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:22:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Missense Mutation Causes Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 29]]> Our researchers have recently published the genetic basis of a family’s presentation with ataxia. They have found a missense mutation in a gene known as ITPR1 which causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 29 (SCA29).  The pathogenic gain of-function missense mutation was located within the suppressor region of ITPR1. This is the first report of a gain-of-function disease mutation and contributes to our understanding of how variation in this gene can lead to neurological dysfunction.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381551,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381551,en.html Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Increasing Rates of Caesarean Sections in Dublin Maternity Hospitals]]> The UCD Centre for Human Reproduction has reported that the number of caesarean sections have soared in Ireland's two biggest maternity hospitals by 154% over the last 25 years.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381542,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381542,en.html Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:29:00 GMT
<![CDATA[My Elective Experience - Ms Laura Dugan]]> Winner of the 2016 Dr Nicholas and Mrs Maura Martin Scholarship, Ms Laura Dugan undertook a four-week clinical elecive at the Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381535,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2017/title,381535,en.html Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Radiography 2017 Conferring]]> The 2017 UCD Radiography Conferring took place at the UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield with undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded by UCD President, Prof Andrew Deeks.  In total 80 graduands were conferred with degrees of Bachelor of Science in Radiography (36), Master of Science in Computed Tomography (8), in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (14) and in Ultrasound (22).  Several student prizes were announced at the reception which followed the Conferring ceremony. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,378485,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,378485,en.html Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 UCD Medicine Conferring]]> The 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring took place recently at O'Reilly Hall, Belfield with 233 graduands conferred with Medicine degree awards as well as 37 doctoral and masters graduate degree awards.  Distinguished UCD Medicine alumnus Dr Francis Bonner (UCD Medicine Class of 1970) was conferred with a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine, public life and to UCD.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377191,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377191,en.html Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:37:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 Student & Staff Awards]]> Several student medals and staff awards were presented at the 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner which took place on Thursday 8th June 2017 at UCD O’Reilly Hall.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377521,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377521,en.html Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:54:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Doctor of Science Honoris Causa]]> Dr Francis J. Bonner (UCD Medicine 1970) was conferred with a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa at the 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring Ceremony at UCD O’Reilly Hall.  The distinguished UCD Medicine alumnus was conferred with the degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine, public life and to UCD.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377396,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377396,en.html Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sudden Death of Distinguished UCD Alumnus]]> We are saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of our alumnus, Prof Paddy Johnston, Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast and leading Irish cancer researcher.  We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,376308,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,376308,en.html Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ambrose Bermingham Medal in Anatomy]]> Applications are invited for the Ambrose Bermingham Medal in Anatomy. Closing date for applications is Thursday, 15th June 2017 with the examination taking place on Tuesday 20th June 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,376230,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,376230,en.html Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HepCare Europe Newsletter - Issue 3]]> We are pleased to bring you the third issue of the HepCare Europe Newsletter which focuses on the Victor Babes Clinical Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SVB).

Hepcare Europe Newsletter - Issue 3

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,386115,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,386115,en.html Mon, 29 May 2017 18:31:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HepCare Europe Newsletter - Issue 2]]> We are pleased to bring you the second issue of the HepCare Europe Newsletter which focuses on the University College London's contribution to the collaboration.

HepCare Europe Newsletter Vol 2 April 2017

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,375804,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,375804,en.html Mon, 29 May 2017 18:31:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 UCD Medicine Alumni Reunion]]> The 2017 UCD Medicine Alumni Reunion took place on Friday 12th May 2017 at the UCD Health Sciences Centre, Belfield followed by a Gala Diner later in the evening at the Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace.  We were delighted to welcome back over 200 alumni from the UCD Medicine graduating classes of 1947, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2016.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,375740,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,375740,en.html Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT