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[Maternal BMI in Successive Pregnancies]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction have published the results of a large longitudinal observational study examining changes in body mass index (BMI) of mothers between successive pregnancies.  The prevalence of obesity increased in all groups of women studies in the second pregnancy.  However, certain subgroups were identified as more likely to develop obesity.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,481583,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,481583,en.html Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:56:31 GMT
<![CDATA[Identifying New Cancer Drug Targets]]> SBI Researchers and their international collaborators have identified what they believe is a streamlined approach to identifying novel anti-cancer targets in colorectal cancer cells.  It is hoped that their findings, published recently in Nature Communications, will lead to better understanding of RAS signalling and mutations and in combination with computational network modelling will improve the screening of new therapies.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,481560,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,481560,en.html Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:46:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PEPTIC Study Published]]> An international research consortium has published a major study comparing different stress ulcer prophylaxis strategies in mechanically ventilated patients within intensive care units.  The study outcome alters the current risk balance and is expected to a change in clinical practice in most Irish ICUs.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,480694,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,480694,en.html Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:56:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PhD Position | Childhood Cardiometabolic Health & Obesity]]> A PhD research position in Fetal Programming of Childhood Cardiometabolic Health and Obesity: ROLO Preteen Study at the UCD Perinatal Research Centre based at the National Maternity Hospital.  Closing Date: 28th February 2020. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,480296,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,480296,en.html Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:56:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Deadline Extended for UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway]]> Please be aware that the closing date for applications under the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway have been extended until the 31st January 2020.  Applications are now invited for first-time appointment, re-appointment or promotion within the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  Applications should be submitted to the relevant Section Leader and copied to clinicalpathway@ucd.ie.  The outcome of the review is expected to report out by May 2020.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,479580,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,479580,en.html Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:19:29 GMT
<![CDATA[School Welcomes Two New Professorial Appointments]]> The School is delighted to announce formally the appointment of two new full professors with the appointment of Prof Yvonne O'Meara as UCD Full Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Prof Helen Heneghan as UCD Full Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,478997,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,478997,en.html Mon, 06 Jan 2020 13:19:00 GMT
<![CDATA[School Appoints Nine Ad Astra Fellows]]> The School is delighted to announce the appointment of nine new academic fellows as part of the University’s Ad Astra strategic initiative to recruit high-potential early-stage academic staff.  We present a short profile of each of our new colleagues here and will be showcasing their research interests through a School seminar series during this academic year.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,478789,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,478789,en.html Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:53:39 GMT
<![CDATA[International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Signalling]]> Congratulations to Dr Eoin Cummins who organised a very successful international conference on carbon dioxide signalling recently.  The meeting on 'Carbon Dioxide Detection in Biological Systems' explored common themes of carbon dioxide sensing between plant and animal kingdoms as well as clinical challenges posed by hypercapnia.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,478094,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,478094,en.html Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:32:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Intern Career Advice Day]]> The UCD Intern Network held a very sucessful Career Advice Day on Sat 9th Nov 19 in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre at the Mater Hospital.  Over 95 UCD interns attended keynote presentations and took part in practice interviews as they plan their careers in medicine on successful completion of their intern training programme.  Our sincere thanks to the many staff who gave generously of their time to assist the next generation of doctors in Ireland.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,477927,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,477927,en.html Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:01:08 GMT
<![CDATA[Updated Research and Professional Development Plan]]> Please be aware that UCD Graduate Studies has a new updated version of the Research and Professional Development Planning document (RPDP).  This document is now one of the mandatory ones that the Transfer Assessment Panel will base its judgement on when determining if a PhD student progresses from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of a Doctoral programme, or a Research Master’s Degree Student transfers to a PhD Programme.   

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/title,477918,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/title,477918,en.html Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:14:44 GMT
<![CDATA[Group Photo Competition]]> As an exercise in getting to know each other better, we invite students and staff to submit their group photo and a short description of what defines them as a group to Comms.Medicine@UCD.ie by Fri 20th Dec 19.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,476086,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,476086,en.html Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:39:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Enrolling]]> Now enrolling online Grad Cert in Clinical Trials.  This 8 mth course is delivered by the UCD Clinical Research Centre, Ireland's leading academic clinical research centre. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,475803,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,475803,en.html Sat, 30 Nov 2019 21:19:42 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2019/2020]]> Applications are now invited for first-time appointment, re-appointment or promotion within the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  Applications should be submitted to the relevant Section Leader by Monday 6th January 2020.  The outcome of the review is expected to report out by May 2020.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,474705,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2019/title,474705,en.html Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Prof Mary Horgan Honoured with UCD Alumni Award]]> Congratulations to Prof Mary Horgan, President of the RCPI who has been honoured with the 2019 UCD Alumni Award in the category of Health & Agricultural Sciences.  The 1986 alumna has been recognised by her peers for her leadership role in reversing the downward trend in HPV vaccine update and for her career in infectious disease medicine.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,474402,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,474402,en.html Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:55:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Alumni Appointed to National Screening Committee]]> The Minister for Health has appointed Prof Niall O'Higgins, Emeritus UCD Professor of Surgery as Chair of the National Screening Advisory Committee.  There were a number of UCD Medicine alumni included in the twenty person multi-disciplinary committee. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,473102,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,473102,en.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:19:38 GMT
<![CDATA[Hourly Paid Staff Consultation on Gender Equality]]> A focus group consultation of Hourly Paid Staff will be held on 25th Nov 19 from 12:30 - 14:00 in L246 Sutherland.  This event will invite input on gender equality in the development of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Plan 2020-2024.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourcommunity/ourstaff/athena/news/title,473068,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourcommunity/ourstaff/athena/news/title,473068,en.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:34:43 GMT
<![CDATA[16 New Genes Linked to Diabetic Kidney Disease]]> Researchers in the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre and their international collaborators have identified 16 regions of the human genome linked with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the leading cause of kidney disease that can end in organ failure.  This is the largest ever study carried out to look at the genetics of DKD and involved 19,406 individuals of European descent with type 1 diabetes, with and without kidney disease. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,472315,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,472315,en.html Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Team Names Rheumatoid Arthritis Gene]]> The UCD Centre for Arthritis Research celebrated the culmination of a long period of molecular characterisation and inflammation research by naming a human gene linked to rheumatoid arthritis.  Together with international colleagues, the UCD team investigating the previously unnamed mystery gene demonstrated that MACIR, the macrophage immunometabolism regulator gene was important in balancing inflammatory response and the resolution of inflammation.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,472424,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,472424,en.html Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:04:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Negligence - A View from the Bench]]> The School was honoured to have Mr Justice Kevin Cross, High Court Judge deliver a public address entitled "Medical Negligence - A View from the Bench" on Wednesday 16th October 2019 at UCD Health Sciences Centre.  We are indebted to Kennedy Solicitors for their support of this public engagement event.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,472045,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,472045,en.html Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:47:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SSRA 2020 News]]> Our Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA 2020) is now open for project submission for Summer 2020.  A highlight of our academic calendar, this undergraduate research initiative is designed to give our students an early exposure to research methods.  We welcome research project proposals from academic staff.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,471227,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,471227,en.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:58:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Major Milestone in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment]]> A major milestone in the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis has been reported with the publication of two Phase III clinical trials evaluating a triple-drug combination therapy for the life-threatening condition which has particular relevance in Ireland. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,470374,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,470374,en.html Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:16:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBI Participation in Major European Research Network]]> Systems Biology Ireland are among the largest-ever Innovative Medicine Initiative 2 Immunology project which aims to improve disease management of non-responders to therapy across seven immune-mediated diseases.  Prof Walter Kolch and Dr David Gomez led the UCD Systems Biology Ireland participation in the €80 million 4-year 3TR initiative which kicked off their activities with a first meeting in Granada, Spain from 30th – 31st October 2019.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,470168,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2019/title,470168,en.html Fri, 01 Nov 2019 18:39:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Mater Hospital: Where History is Made]]> Historian and former patient, Fin Dwyer charts the fascinating history of the Mater Hospital from the use of cocaine as pain relief in the 19th century to treating the wounded of the 1916 Rising.  The hospital has always been a place where history is made.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/precision surgery/news/title,469944,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/precision surgery/news/title,469944,en.html Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:37:41 GMT
<![CDATA[Strong SBI Performance at HAI Meeting]]> There was a strong performance by Prof Jonathan Bond's research group at the recent Annual Meeting of Haematology Association of Ireland with two researchers receiving prestigious awards to complement Prof Bond's key note address.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,469187,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,469187,en.html Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:09:48 GMT
<![CDATA[Mindreading 2020 | Call for Posters]]> MindReading 2020 makes a welcome return to Dublin and will take place on Friday 3rd April 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.  The organising committee invite submission of poster presentations for this popular conference.  Closing Date for submission 6th December 2019.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,468996,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,468996,en.html Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:37:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HSE Medical Intern Training - July 2020]]> Key dates for application for HSE Medical Intern Posts commencing July 2020 (Stage 1 Application).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,468523,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,468523,en.html Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:53:38 GMT
<![CDATA[School Receives Athena SWAN Award]]> We are delighted to announce that the School has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its commitment to gender equality and inclusion. Our congratulations to Assoc. Prof Marguerite Clyne and her Self-Assessment Team on their incredible work to date.  We extend an invitation to all students and staff who wish to become involved in implementation of same to join our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,468224,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,468224,en.html Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:22:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Clinical Protocol for the Commonest Childhood Cancer ]]> A group of haematology experts from across Europe meet in Dublin on 7th and 8th October 2019 to finalise a new clinical protocol for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, the commonest cancer in children.  Lead principal investigator, Prof Owen Smith described the impact of that the ALLTogher Consortium will have on the treatment of this cancer in children and adolescents.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,467790,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2019/title,467790,en.html Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[I'm Here But I'm Not]]> People with rheumatoid arthritis have shared their experiences of living with the condition in a new photographic exhibition to be launched in The Chocolate Factory Art Centre on Sat 28 Sept 19 and wll be exhibited in the Whitty Wing, Mater Hospital from Mon - Fri 14th-18th October.  Admission Free.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,464515,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,464515,en.html Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Parent Buddy Programme]]> If you are parent in UCD you may be interested in becoming a buddy to staff who are expectant parents, parents who have recently returned to work, or with children of any age. An informal support, buddies provide a listening ear and give tips to parents on balancing family and work demands.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,466753,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,466753,en.html Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:25:04 GMT