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[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/newsevents/title,384792,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/newsevents/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/newsevents/title,384784,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/newsevents/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 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
<![CDATA[UCD Alumnus Appointed 1st Female President of the ABN]]> Prof Mary Reilly has been elected as the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists in the organisation’s 83 year history.  The 1986 UCD Medicine graduate is Professor of Clinical Neurology at University College London and is internationally recognised for her expertise in research and clinical practice related to peripheral nerve diseases.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373109,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373109,en.html Sun, 07 May 2017 19:29:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Professor Elected Fellow of Royal Society]]> Prof Ken Wolfe, UCD Professor of Genomic Evolution at the UCD Conway Institute has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society following in the footsteps of Netwon, Darwin and Einstein. Prof Wolfe is the first UCD scientist to be elected to the prestigious organisation since Prof Edward Conway, whose research, like Prof Wolfe, focused on yeast organisms.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373098,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373098,en.html Sat, 06 May 2017 17:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society]]> A UCD’s student team has been awarded second place in the Universitas 21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge (GIC). Under the guidance of Dr Conor Buggy (U21 Ingenuity Facilitator (IF)), the students’ entry, ‘Roots before Branches’ proposed a novel response to this year’s GIC theme: ‘Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society’.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373102,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373102,en.html Sat, 06 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Health Research Board invests €7.6 million in new projects]]> The Health Research Board has announced a total of €7.6 million in 15 new research projects under its Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Award scheme and its Applied Partnership Awards initiative.  The successful grant proposals include three led by UCD School of Medicine associated researchers.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373112,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373112,en.html Thu, 04 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner 2017]]> The annual Newman Fellowship Dinner was held on Tuesday, 26th April 2017 with UCD President Professor Andrew J. Deeks welcoming Donors, Fellows and their Academic Mentors to celebrate UCD’s pioneering postdoctoral research initiative, the Newman Fellowship Programme. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,372773,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,372773,en.html Wed, 03 May 2017 12:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology]]> UCD Pathology are pleased to announced the 2017 Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology. This award recognises Professor Peter Dervan as a leading medical researcher and outstanding, innovative teacher.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372578,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372578,en.html Mon, 01 May 2017 21:29:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards]]> Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group are pleased to announce the U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards for 2016/2017. These awards are designed to offer health science based junior/early career faculty an opportunity to develop international collaborations and to provide an evidence based for their career progression. Closing date for expressions of interest: 22nd May 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372577,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372577,en.html Mon, 01 May 2017 20:04:00 GMT
<![CDATA[High Level of GP Support for Naloxone Programme]]> A survey of GP's by the UCD Primary Care Group has indicated strong support for a national naloxone programme to address opiate overdose deaths.  More than 200 opiate overdose deaths occur annually in Ireland and overdose prevention and management, including naloxone prescription is now being considered for wider lay use.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,371700,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,371700,en.html Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:06:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PrEP is a vital component to HIV Treatment]]> An academic consultant and clinician with nearly 20 years experience in the clinical management of people living with HIV, Dr Paddy Mallon offers his perspective on the importance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of the disease management strategy.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hivmrg/resources/title,371695,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hivmrg/resources/title,371695,en.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:36:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PrEP is a vital component to HIV Treatment]]> An academic clinician with nearly 20 years experience in the clinical management of people living with HIV, Dr Paddy Mallon (Director, HIV Molecular Research Groups) offers his perspective on the importance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of the disease management strategy.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hivmrg/newsevents/title,374928,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hivmrg/newsevents/title,374928,en.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:36:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PrEP is a vital component to HIV Treatment]]> An academic clinician with nearly 20 years experience in the clinical management of people living with HIV, Dr Paddy Mallon (Director, HIV Molecular Research Groups) offers his perspective on the importance of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of the disease management strategy.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,371698,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,371698,en.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:36:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Clinical Research Education]]> The UCD Clinical Research Centre invites applicants for its popular graduate certificate and masters programmes in clinical research. The group offers a graduate certificate, an online graduate certificate and both full-time and part-time masters programmes at Ireland's leading clinical research centre.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,370733,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,370733,en.html Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:21:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Coakley Medal for Dissection 2017 ]]> Applications are now invited for the James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2017. This prestigious award will provide a small select number of students a privileged opportunity to work with a precious educational resource. Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 21st April 2017. [Note: Change in Closing Date]

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,369770,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,369770,en.html Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:10:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PhD Student Takes ENGAGE Accessible Science Trophy]]> Congratulations to PhD student Ms Stephanie Whelan who took the top prize at the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science ENGAGE Accessible Science event.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,373158,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,373158,en.html Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:13:00 GMT