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 Clinical Trials Masterclass]]> A UCD Masterclass Programme was open to all Academic Track interns from around the country was held on Saturday, 8th September in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7.  This Masterclass is a formal teaching event facilitated by the UCD Intern Network and the UCD Clinical Research Centre supporting the Academic Track Intern Programme with the aim of fostering participants curiosity in pursuing a career as an academic clinician.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,429538,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,429538,en.html Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:53:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Academic Track Internship, 2018/2019]]> 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.

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<![CDATA[UCD Academic Appointed Ethicist to the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians]]> Dr Cliona McGovern has been appointed as an ethicist to the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians where she will be a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee (SEC).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,429484,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,429484,en.html Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:48:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2019 | Open for Applications]]> The School is delighted to welcome applications for first time appointment, re-appointment or advancement within the 2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  This adjunct academic appointment scheme recognises the contribution of our clinical faculty who lead or support both our teaching and our research programmes across our clinical training network.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,428967,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,428967,en.html Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How does the brain control what we eat]]> Professor Carel le Roux, from the UCD DCRC, is Head of Pathology and Chair of Experimental Pathology at UCD. This feature in RTÉ Brainstorm highlights Carel le Roux's work on "The way the gut talks to the brain controls what,how much and when we decide to eat". Within the link is a clip from RTÉ One's Claire Byrne Live. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,428839,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,428839,en.html Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Help Us to Prepare]]> The PREPARE group at the UCD School of Medicine are currently seeking members to join a public panel to guide its research on flu preparedness. This panel will meet 4-6 times a year to learn about and discuss epidemics and critical care research; advise on elements of the research process, and; improve the relevance and acceptability of critical care research design. The public panel will be of interest to individuals who'd like to learn more about epidemics and advise on the design of critical care research. The group are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have experience (themselves/family member) of intensive care settings.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,428650,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,428650,en.html Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:53:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dr Rhona Mahony honoured with UCD Alumni Award]]> We are delighted to report that Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street is being honoured by the University in the 2018 UCD Alumni Awards.  The award will be presented to Dr Mahony at the 2019 UCD Alumni Awards event in UCD O'Reilly Hall on Friday 9th November 2018. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,427898,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,427898,en.html Sun, 04 Nov 2018 17:26:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Better Together | Transforming Arthritis Research in Ireland]]> The first national arthritis research conference open to the public, medical professionals and academics took place today (Friday 2nd November 2018 in University College Dublin.

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<![CDATA[Prof Butler Honoured with Kathleen Lynn Medal]]> The RCPI have awarded the inaugural Kathleen Lynn Medal to Prof Karina Butler, consultant paediatrician and specialist in infectious disease specialist at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,427784,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2018/title,427784,en.html Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:40:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Gel for Treatment of EB]]> Researchers at the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology have developed a new gel that could one day drastically improve the quality of life of those living with the rare skin disease Epidermolysis Bullosa.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427582,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427582,en.html Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:22:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dr Ariane Watson wins 2018 UCD Conway Festival gold medal]]> Our researchers were well represented among the winners at the 2018 UCD Conway Research Festival.  Dr Ariane Watson, post-doctoral research fellow at Systems Biology Ireland took the Gold Medal.  Medical Device Engineer and former School researcher, Dr Nicky Bertollo won first prize in the 2018 UCD Allergan Innovation Award competition with runner-up prize going to Dr Barbara Hughes from Prof Sabine Koelle's research group.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427569,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427569,en.html Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:08:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Hope for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis]]> Phase II clinical studies of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Triple Therapy, published recently in the NEJM, shows promise in patients with at least one copy of the F508del gene mutation, the most common cause of the illness.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427568,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427568,en.html Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:11:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HepCare Europe Manifesto]]> In partnership with their collaborating and funding partners, the Hepcare Europe project presents a summary of its work to date in Ireland, Romania, Spain and UK and outlines some key lessons learned for healthcare policy and delivery. Enhancing integrated approaches to hepatitis C care a key priority for Eueopean Union.

Heplink Training Manual

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,427396,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,427396,en.html Fri, 26 Oct 2018 17:28:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Early Prophylactic Hypothermia Doesn’t Improve TBI Outcomes]]> A ten year multi-centred Phase III randomised clinical trail has demonstrated that early prophylactic hypothermia compared with normothermia did not improve neurological outcomes at 6 months for patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427388,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427388,en.html Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:25:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Phase II recAP Data for Sepsis-associated Acute Kidney Injury ]]> An international research team exploring the development of recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase (recAP) for the treatment of inflammatory diseases published data on the recently completed STOP-AKI Phase II study of recAP in the treatment of sepsis-associated Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).  The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and were presented at both the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in Paris and at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week in San Diego.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427314,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427314,en.html Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:17:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ultrasound Study Day 2018]]> The UCD Ultrasound team in conjunction with the British Medical Ultrasound Society held a highly successful ultrasound study day on Sat 13th Oct 18 at UCD Health Sciences Centre.  This fourth high profile study day was well received by the 200 delegates and demonstrates the ongoing need for continuous professional development activities in the field. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427092,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,427092,en.html Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NUI Honours Prof Michael Earley]]> The National University of Ireland conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine on Prof Michael Earley, distinguished plastic and reconstruction surgeon and UCD Clinical Professor at the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,425185,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,425185,en.html Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:51:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Student Reflection | Research in Malawi]]> Master Chisale has just completed his MSc by research on childhood pneumonia in the community in Malawi.  He spoke about what he has learned when undertaking this research in UCD. While TB receives much attention nationally and globally, Master feels that childhood pneumonia is a neglected condition even though it is a very common in Malawi. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,425159,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2018/title,425159,en.html Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:21:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development]]> CRDI invite expressions of interest for their online module entitled 'Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development'.  The module is free of charge for UCD postgraduate students and staff. Closing date: 18 Nov 18. 

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<![CDATA[2019 Medical Intern Training]]> Information regarding the HSE application process for the 2019 Medical Intern training programme will be launched on the 19th October 2018.  Please note that the expected closing date for applications is Tuesday 30th October 2018.  Information is also available regarding the 2019 Intern Employment Eligibility Test.

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<![CDATA[Mimicking Nature to Treat Vascular Disease]]> Copying the activity of molecules found naturally in the body could provide a new approach to treating vascular disease in diabetes, a new study involving our researchers at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre has found.  

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<![CDATA[Pro-resolving lipid mediators: Agents of anti-ageing? ]]> Dr Ross Doyle from the UCD DCRC, working with Prof Catherine Godson, has published a review, in the Seminars of Immunology. He describes the role played by specialised proresolving lipid mediators in the resolution of inflammation and how insufficient levels of these mediators, or compromised responsiveness may play a role in the pathogenisis of many ageing-associated pathologies, e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease, atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes and kidney disease. 

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,424348,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,424348,en.html Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Messenger molecues targeted in diabetes research]]> This study, led by Dr Eoin Brennan in UCD and Monash University in Melbourne looked at whether a synthetic version of a molecule called lipoxin could be used to copy the activity of the messengers and could in time reduce the incidence of stroke and heart problems in people with diabetes.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,423906,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,423906,en.html Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus Launched ]]> RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), formerly Penang Medical College (PMC) was officially launched by Minister Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills.  The institution’s upgrade to Foreign University Branch Campus was approved by the Malaysian MOE in March this year and represents an important milestone in the development of our Malaysia campus.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2018/title,423491,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2018/title,423491,en.html Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Researchers collaborate to tackle diabetes]]> We recently worked with Mediaplanet IE on the 2018 Diabetes Awareness Campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of The Irish Independent.

A peek inside the University College Dublin Diabetes Complications Research Centre, where researchers are working together to conduct cutting-edge research into diabetes and its complications - and patients are part of the team. 

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<![CDATA[Hearing the Patient Voice]]> We are delighted to feature a blog post by Kate Gajewska, a diabetes educator and doctoral candidate in Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, who spoke about the history of diabetes and her personal experience with type 1 diabetes at a recent DCRC event. Kate's blog article includes the history of diabetes and the importance of the patient voice highlighting the UCD DCRC Patient Voice in Diabetes Research event.

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<![CDATA[UCD Clinical Trials Masterclass]]> The UCD Intern Training Network in conjunction with the UCD Clinical Research Centre will hold a Clinical Trials Master Class for all academic track interns from across the country on Saturday 8th September 2018 in the UCD Catherine McAuley Research & Education Centre at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

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<![CDATA[Resolution of Inflammation, Infection and Tissue Regeneration]]> On June 25–26, 2018, the New York Academy of Sciences hosted Resolution of Inflammation, Infection and Tissue Regeneration, a symposium featuring many of the top researchers in the rapidly developing field of resolution pharmacology including Professor Catherine Godson, UCD Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director, UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre among the keynote speakers.  In two days of oral presentations, a poster session, and an extensive panel discussion, speakers and attendees reviewed the biggest advances and challenges in resolution biology. The meeting covered the basic biology of inflammation and its resolution, studies on animal models of chronic and acute diseases, and clinical trials of promising new inflammation-resolving drugs.

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<![CDATA[UCD Allergan Innovation Award 2018]]> Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the UCD Allergan Innovation Award which will be award at the 2018 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation. A bursary of up to €8,000 will be awarded to the early career researcher(s) whose research shows greatest innovative potential.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2018/title,420875,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2018/title,420875,en.html Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:48:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Eye Disease]]> In a paper published in Nature Medicine, UK clinical scientists describe an application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology which can recommend the correct referral decision for over 50 eye diseases as accurately as world-leading experts.  The machine learning technology is trained on thousands of retinal scans to identify features of eye disease that should be referred for specialist treatment.  As one of the senior authors is a UCD alumnus, Dr Pearse Keane, we asked UCD staff to comment on the significance of this work.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,416436,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,416436,en.html Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:21:00 GMT