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 Anatomy & Development Biology Update]]> Research from the Kölle group has demonstrated how inflammation in the oviduct affect survival, motility and fertilising capacity of sperm as well as how it impairs sperm-oviduct interaction under near in vivo conditions and in real time.  The UCD Anatomy group report a number of research highlights and international recognition over the past month.

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<![CDATA[Prof Godson Honoured by International Science Society]]> Congratulations to Prof Catherine Godson, Director, UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre who has been honoured by the International Association of Inflammation Societies (IAIS) in recognition of ‘outstanding research and leadership contributions’.  The UCD Conway Institute researcher is to be presented with the Women in Science award that the 14th World Congress on Inflammation 2019.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,464400,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,464400,en.html Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:49:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Legal Medicine Conferring Ceremony 2019]]> UCD Legal Medicine celebrated graduations from its Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality) and Professional Certificate in Medico-legal Aspects of Healthcare programmes at a event held in the UCD Charles Institute on Tuesday 10th September 2019.  We were honoured to have the Hon. Mr. Justice Charles Meenan, Judge of the High Court deliver the keynote address.  A total of 441 participants have completed the programme since its inception in 1995.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,464272,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2019/title,464272,en.html Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:26:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Academic Track Internship 2019/2020]]> The School is pleased to welcome four Academic Track Interns for the academic year 2019/2020.  The Academic Track Internship is designed to support continued engagement in research throughout the continuum of medical education and training.  We welcome them to the UCD Intern Network and wish them well on their research.

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<![CDATA[Ambrose Bermingham Medal]]> UCD Human Anatomy invite applications for the 2019 Ambrose Bermingham Medal which is awarded annually following a special examination in anatomy.  Closing Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019.

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<![CDATA[Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund]]> The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Call 2 is now open.   The deadline for applications is 18 September 2019. 

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<![CDATA[Medical Humanities and Social Sciences Collaboration]]> UCD has announced the second call of the funding scheme for the UCD Medical Humanities and Social Sciences community.  The scheme aims to support high-quality research within humanities and/ or social sciences that addresses any aspect of health. 

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<![CDATA[ICAT 2020 Clinical PhD Fellowships]]> The Wellcome-HRB ICAT Programme is seeking to appoint its next cohort of well-qualified and ambitious individuals who aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders.  ICAT is opening for fellowship applications on the 13th Aug 19; the deadline for receipt of applications is the 24th Sept 19. The fellowship interviews will take place in Dublin on 4th and 5th Dec 19. Successful candidates will take up their fellowships in July 2020. 

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<![CDATA[UCD Academic Appointed to National Quality Groups]]> Our congratulations to Mr Asim Sheikh, Barrister at Law and Assistant Professor in Forensic and Legal Medicine at the UCD School of Medicine who has been appointed recently to two important advisory committees.  The UCD academic has been appointed to the HIQA Advisory Group examing a Human Rights-based approach to heath and social care.  He has also been appointed to the HSE Disability Service National Quality Improvement Sub-group on Restrictive Practice.

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<![CDATA[Genetic Educational Materials & Sources]]> Dr Sally Ann Lynch, who has produced a series of her own educational resources, draws attention to the European Society Human Genetics recently launched website Genetic Educational Materials and Sources. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2019/title,460440,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2019/title,460440,en.html Fri, 02 Aug 2019 11:16:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First Irish Digital Surgery Unit opens at the Mater Hospital]]> Ireland’s first Digital Surgery Unit has been opened at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.  Led by Prof Ronan Cahill, the unit aims to break new medical ground through world-class research into future modes of human-machine collaboration in the surgical theatre.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/precision surgery/news/title,460070,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/precision surgery/news/title,460070,en.html Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:04:00 GMT
<![CDATA[U21 European UN SDG Workshop hosted by UCD School of Medicine ]]> On the 14th June and 15th June 2019, the ninth U21 European UN SDG student workshop took place. UCD’s Ms Nadia D’Alton (Health Sciences Programme Office Director), as members of the U21 UN SDG Strategy Working Group, was pleased to host the workshop at University College Dublin.

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<![CDATA[Graduate Studies Programmes Now Enrolling]]> The UCD School of Medicine now invites applications for over 50 full-time, part-time, occasional or online graduate taught programmes commencing in September 2019. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2019/title,457859,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2019/title,457859,en.html Fri, 05 Jul 2019 19:01:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research]]> The UCD Governing Authority has approved the establishment of the UCD Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research (CEPHR) at its meeting of 21st June 2019 under the University’s statutes.  CEPHR brings together researchers and research groups from across UCD who focus on infection-related research.  Led by Professor Patrick Mallon, the academic research centre replaces the existing Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) and incorporates the HIV Molecular Research Group along with affiliated researchers working in the field within UCD.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454830,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454830,en.html Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Taught Programmes in Clinical Research]]> Applications are now being invited for four innovative and popular graduate taught programmes in clinical research, commencing September 2019.  Run by Ireland's leading clinical research centre, full-time, part-time and distance learning programme options are available. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454377,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454377,en.html Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Radiography Student Develops App to Help Homeless]]> A first-year UCD radiography student developed an app to identify where people are sleeping rough, and believes it could help save lives.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454279,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454279,en.html Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:15:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2018/2019]]> The UCD School of Medicine has announced appointments and promotions under the 2018/2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  During this academic year, a total of 78 applications have been received comprising 39 first time appointments, 30 applications for promotion and 9 individuals seeking re-appointment at the same academic rank.  Of the 30 applications for advancement under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, 20 individuals were successfully promoted to a higher academic rank including four at UCD Full Clinical Professor.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal and Scholarship]]> We were delighted to welcome Patricia O'Kelly, other family and friends of distinguished alumna Dr Mary J Farrell (UCD Medicine 1916) for the presentation of the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal in General Practice and the establishment of a Community Care Scholarship fund. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453625,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453625,en.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:24:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dr Kate Coleman Honoured]]> An honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris causa was conferred on Dr Kate Coleman (UCD Physiology 1987) at the UCD Medicine 2019 Conferrings recently.  The degree award was given in recognition of Dr Coleman’s extensive philanthropic efforts in Africa which has resulted in the provision of accessible, expert, ophthalmic care and over 250,000 sight-restoring surgical procedures. 

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<![CDATA[UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Confferring 2019]]> The 2019 UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday 14th June 2019.  A total of 36 graduands were conferred with undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Radiography degrees by UCD President Prof Andrew J Deeks.  A further 40 radiographers were conferred with postgraduate degrees including MSc in MRI (13), MSc in Ultrasound (25) and PhD in Radiography (2).  A selection of student medals and prizes were also presented.

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<![CDATA[Dr Pádraig Carney RIP]]> We extend our sympathies to the family, friends and former colleagues of Dr Pádraig Carney (UCD Medicine 1951) who passed away recently.  A distinguished and successful obstetrician and gynaecologist, the 'Flying Doctor' is perhaps best known as a two time All Ireland winning Mayo Footballer.

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<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Alumnus to Lead International Research Institute]]> UCD Medicine Alumnus and former Dean of Medicine, Prof Bill Powderly has been appointed Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University Medical School in St Louis.  The NIH-funded centre seeks to advance the adoption of clinical and translational sciences findings into disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453094,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453094,en.html Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:20:13 GMT
<![CDATA[Microbiome Health for Everyone]]> The UCD Perinatal Research team attended the 58th Robert Graves Lecture which was given by Prof Fergus Shanahan at the RCPI on the 6th June 2019.  The UCD Medicine alumnus explored the importance of the microbiome and demonstrated how microbes influence human health and risk of disease. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,454822,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,454822,en.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:29:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New PET CT Research Imaging Centre ]]> A new PET CT Research Imaging Centre  has been opened at St Vincent's University Hospital.  The latest technology will be applied to patient treatment and advanced research in major diseases, primarily cancer, dementia and cardiac disease enabling access higher quality images as part of their diagnostic investigations. This means earlier detection and more accurate diagnosis of diseases. The HEA-funded new technology will also be used by clinical researchers at UCD and St Vincent’s University to advance the medical scientific understanding of a number of diseases and to help determine better patient treatments.]]> http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452933,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452933,en.html Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:35:00 GMT <![CDATA[UCD Medicine Conferring 2019]]> The 2019 UCD Medicine Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield on Thursday 6thJune 2019 with 289 graduands conferred with undergraduate, graduate masters or doctoral degrees.  The University also conferred Dr Kate Coleman with an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris causa in recognition her philanthropic work in Africa which has seen eyesight being restored to over half a million people.  A selection of subject-specific medals and prizes were also awarded including the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal for General Practice named in honour of a distinguished UCD Medicine alumna.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452732,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452732,en.html Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:04:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Maternal Obesity Trends in a Large Irish University Hospital]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction and the School of Health and Human Performance in DCU have published a study tracking recent trends in maternal obesity in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital from 2010-2017. These findings will have implications in clinical practice and will affect public health policy and finance. Increased obesity rates will increase the need for services including antenatal testing, dietary advice and specialised clinics.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,458102,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,458102,en.html Tue, 28 May 2019 16:42:15 GMT
<![CDATA[International Clinical Trials Day 2019]]> Our research team showcased a number of our clinical trials including the GetGutsy Study on International Clinical Trials Day 2019 at the National Maternity Hospital.

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<![CDATA[Alumnus Professor Stephen O’Rahilly wins major US award]]> The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will present its highest award to Professor Stephen O’Rahilly (UCD Medicine 1981), one of the world’s foremost experts on the genetics of obesity.  The Finglas native will receive the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement in June.  The award recognises significant, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,449612,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,449612,en.html Mon, 20 May 2019 18:24:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Managing Uncertainty in Inherited Cardiac Pathologies]]> Managing the interpretation of genetic analysis which reveal variants of unknown significance creates particular challenges for clinicial geneticists.  Researchers at OLCHC and CUH hospitals have undertaken a survey of their international clinical genetics colleagues with respect to managing uncertainty in inherited cardiac pathologies.

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<![CDATA[Medical Graduates Association Reunion 2019]]> The School of Medicine was delighted to welcome our alumni back to UCD for the 2019 Medical Graduates Association Reunion. This event is a key highlight of the School of Medicine calendar. The 2019 reunion took place on Friday 17th May 2019 and celebrated the Medicine Classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009 and 2018.

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