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[Prof Edward Guiney RIP]]> The death has been announced of Professor Edward Guiney (UCD MB BCh BAO 1956, MCh 1961), a distinguished alumnus who had a stellar career as an internationally recognised paediatric surgeon, researcher and teacher.  We offer our condolences to Professor Guiney’s family and friends, former colleagues and patients.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,406697,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,406697,en.html Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:48:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Genomic Research on Progressive Dystonia]]> Heart-warming story of how genomics research has transformed the life of a young patient with Progressive Dystonia allowing her to speak for the first time in four years.  The research by Genomics Medicine Ireland and the UCD Academic Centre on Rare Diseases identified a gene mutation that identified her as a suitable candidate for Deep Brain Stimulation.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2018/title,405378,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2018/title,405378,en.html Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:51:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving Survival Rate of Children and Teens Affected by Blood Cancers]]> We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof Jonathan Bond as the Brendan McGonnell UCD Professor of Paediatric Molecular Haemato-Oncology as part of a NCRC/CMRF-funded research programme to improve survival rates of children and teens affected by cancers of the blood.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2018/title,405374,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2018/title,405374,en.html Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:52:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Perinatal Research Centre Launched]]> The UCD Perinatal Research Centre based at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street was launched today with a symposium highlighting maternal and fetal health research undertaken over the past ten years and a reflection on the future challenges of the global obesity epidemic on mother and child health.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/title,403707,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/title,403707,en.html Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner 2018 ]]> The annual Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner was held on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 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/march2018/title,403297,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2018/title,403297,en.html Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:13:00 GMT
<![CDATA[James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2018]]> Applications are now invited for the James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2018.  Closing Date: Tues 1 May 18 (5pm).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/anatomy/title,403122,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/anatomy/title,403122,en.html Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:34:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Traineeship in Human Anatomy]]> Applications are now invited for MD and PhD Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy for the next academic year (2018/2019).  The Scholarships, which will offer 75% of student fees plus a taxfree stipend of €18,000 p.a., will commence in September 2018.  Research Masters and MCh scholarships are also available.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th March 2018.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/anatomy/news/title,402461,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/anatomy/news/title,402461,en.html Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:19:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Comparison of Semaglutide with Dulaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment]]> Prof Carel Le Roux describes in layperson's terms a summary of a clinical trial comparing semaglutide with dulaglutide when administered with metformin in the treatment of people with Type 2 diabetes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ucddcrc/title,404548,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ucddcrc/title,404548,en.html Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Comparison of Semaglutide with Dulaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment]]> Prof Carel Le Roux describes in layperson's terms a summary of a clinical trial comparing semaglutide with dulaglutide when administered with metformin in the treatment of people with Type 2 diabetes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ucddcrc/news/title,404550,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ucddcrc/news/title,404550,en.html Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Comparison of Semaglutide with Dulaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment]]> Prof Carel Le Roux describes in layperson's terms a summary of a clinical trial comparing semaglutide with dulaglutide when administered with metformin in the treatment of people with Type 2 diabetes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,402308,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,402308,en.html Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HepCare Europe Newsletter - Issue 4]]> Issue No. 4 of our newsletter focuses on our investigators in the Hospital Universitario de Valme, Seville, Spain.

HepCare Europe Newsletter Issue 4

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,401684,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,401684,en.html Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2018 Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony]]> The 2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place in UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday 9th February 2018 with a keynote address given by Prof Ronan O’Connell, UCD Emeritus Professor of Surgery.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,402434,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,402434,en.html Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Awards]]> Congratulations to Dr Christine Kiel, senior investigator at UCD Systems Biology Ireland who was recently awarded a SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award.  Dr Kiel was once of five recipients who were honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at a special ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,400799,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,400799,en.html Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:37:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mucus Plugs in Asthma Linked to Eosinophilia and Airflow Obstruction]]> A recent paper by Dunican et al describes the use of multi-detector computed tomography to stratify patients with severe asthma.  The radiographic approach for quantifying airway mucus plugs suggests that treating mucus plugs may improve airflow in chronic severe asthma.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,400793,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2018/title,400793,en.html Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:01:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sr Dr Maura Lynch RIP]]> We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and patients of Sr Dr Maura Lynch (UCD Medicine 1964) who died recently after 50 years of dedicated clinical and missionary service in Africa. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,399351,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,399351,en.html Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:38:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Major Research Development in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukaemia]]> Researchers at the National Children's Research Centre have contributed to a major breakthrough in juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia.  The international research group has identified three prognostic subgroups with unique molecular and clinical characteristics through analysis of DNA methylation.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398537,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398537,en.html Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for SSRA2018 Research Projects]]> The Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2018 is now open for project submission.  Proposals are sought for eight-week laboratory, clinical, patient-centred or educational research projects, to be undertaken by our undergraduate students  during Summer 2018.  Details of project submission and ethics approval are attached.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398304,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398304,en.html Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:28:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enrolment Commences in Neonatal Clinical Trial]]> Investigators at the National Maternity Hospital have commenced enrolment of neonatal babies into a European paediatric clinical trial investigating the use of prophylactic oropharyngeal surfactant to reduce the rate of endotracheal intubation for respiratory failure shortly after birth.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398220,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398220,en.html Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:57:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Professional Diploma in Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound]]> The UCD Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging Group invites applications to its new online Professional Diploma in Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound.  Closing date for applications to the next intake is Friday 5th January 2018.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397837,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397837,en.html Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:15:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Our Graduate Taught Programmes]]> The School offers an extensive portfolio of over fifty graduate taught programmes ranging from certificate, through diploma, to master's level across a range of biomedical and clinical specialties.  Our programmes are designed to support continuous professional development of healthcare staff as well as provide specialist education to those working in healthcare support roles.  A number of our programmes are now enrolling for January 2018 start.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397742,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397742,en.html Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PMC Farewell 2017]]> The School held a Farewell Ceremony on 1st December 2017 for our students from Penang Medical College prior to their return to Malaysia where they will complete their clinical training.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397651,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397651,en.html Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Intern Career Study Day 2017]]> The UCD Intern Career Advice Day took place on Saturday, 18th November 2017 in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre.  With keynote presentations from a large academic and clinical faculty and series of practice interviews, we hope that our Interns found the event helpful in advance of their forthcoming BST applications.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,397608,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,397608,en.html Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:40:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Festschrift for Prof Ronan O'Connell]]> The School in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland held a Festschrift for Professor Ronan O’Connell, recently retired UCD Professor of Surgery and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Vincent’s University Hospital. The event accurately reflected the impressive body of work which Prof O’Connell has delivered throughout his career. He has inspired a generation of clinician scientists to follow in his footsteps and has brought considerable distinction to both the University and the School of Medicine through his academic scholarship.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397192,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397192,en.html Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:53:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD CEMS Conferrings 2017]]> The UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science 2017 Conferring Ceremony took place on Friday 15th December 2017 at UCD O’Reilly Hall.  Led by UCD President, Prof Andrew J Deeks, a total of 131 graduands were conferred with a Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Paramedic Studies), a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Advanced Paramedic Studies) or a Diploma in Military Medical Care.  The graduands include professional staff from the Dublin Fire Brigade, the National Ambulance Service and from the Irish Defence Forces.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397161,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397161,en.html Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:46:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway Now Open]]> The School is pleased to announced that the 2017/2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway is now open for applications.  Now in its eleventh year, this highly successful adjunct appointment scheme recognises the contribution of clinical staff to our academic programmes.  Closing date for applications to Section Leaders is Wed 28 Feb 2018.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,396978,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,396978,en.html Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insufficient Folate Intake in Early Pregnancy]]> A third of women in Ireland are not meeting World Health Organisation recommended folate levels for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) in early pregnancy.  This was the key finding of a new report commissioned by safefood entitled ‘The folate status of pregnant women in the Republic of Ireland; the current position’. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,395370,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,395370,en.html Sun, 03 Dec 2017 22:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NUI Awards 2017]]> The University and School were well represented at the National University of Ireland Annual Awards Ceremony with our students claiming a number of the prize in medicine and science.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393718,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393718,en.html Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:34:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dr Jonathan McNulty Elected President EFRS]]> Congratulations to Dr Jonathan McNulty who has been unanimously elected as President of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies.  Comprising 38 radiographer societies from 32 countries, the EFRS represents more than 100,000 radiographers and 8,000 radiography students in Europe.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393713,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393713,en.html Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Combination Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis]]> Patients with Cystic Fibrosis at St Vincent’s University Hospital took part in a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled phase 3 crossover clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ivacaftor alone and in combination with tezacaftor, a CF transmembrane conductance regulator.  Researchers believe that these combination therapies will extend the number of patients who can benefit from modulator therapies. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393687,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393687,en.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Optimising Folic Acid Supplementation]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction have examined the relationship between timing and duration of folic acid supplementation in achieving red blood cell folate levels in early pregnancy which are optimal for the prevention of neural tube defect.  Women planning a pregnancy should be advised to start FA supplementation at least 6 weeks before trying to conceive if they are to optimize their RBC folate levels.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393655,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393655,en.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:10:00 GMT