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[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/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[Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Interns Study Day ]]> The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Interns Study Day took place in the Corrigan and Graves Hall, RCPI, Kildare St on Saturday 14th January 2017.  Over 450 abstracts were received from interns across all Intern Training Networks.  Prizes for the best oral and poster presentations were awarded from over 450 abstracts received from interns across all Intern Training Networks in categories of Case Presentation Medicine, Case Presentation Surgery, and Clinical Research.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,368223,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,368223,en.html Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:39:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Professor Patrick Fitzgerald Travel Bursary 2017]]> The Schoool is pleased to invite applications from eligible surgeons for the 2017 Professor Patrick Fitzgerald Travel Bursary, named in memory of the former UCD Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital.  Closing date for application 30 April 2017. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,368219,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,368219,en.html Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:26:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Students test their Clinical Skills at SimWars]]> The School of Medicine hosted ‘SimWars’, a medical simulation competition for medical and nursing students in Ireland on 25th February 2017. The event was organised by members of the Emergency Medicine Student Society of Ireland EMSSI and saw students work in teams of five to manage a number of simulated medical emergency scenarios which included using medical mannequins, actors and digital technologies. Together these provided students with a realistic and immersive learning experience.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367148,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367148,en.html Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:01:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sunscreen can now be prescribed for renal transplant patients]]> The Irish Skin Foundation have announced that for the first time, the cost of certain sunscreen products is now being reimbursed, when prescribed to those who have had renal (kidney) transplants and to immunosuppressed patients taking a particular medicine.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367143,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367143,en.html Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[From Concept to Creation]]> Mater Surgeon describes how his participation in an innovative masters programme has helped move a novel surgical wound closing device from concept to creation.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367142,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367142,en.html Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:05:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund]]> UCD Research invite any UCD research centre of critical mass who are interested in receiving project management support, and who fall under the remit of Personalised and Translational Medicine, and One Health to register their expression of interest.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367136,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,367136,en.html Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:10:00 GMT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Head & Neck Oncology Conference 2017]]> The 7th Annual Head & Neck Oncology Conference 2017 dedicated to the late Prof Aongus Curran takes place on Friday 10th March 2017 in the Old Lecture Theatre at St Vincent’s University Hospital.  Guest Speaker will be Professor Patrick J. Gullane (University of Toronto).  The meeting will be facilitated by Mr. Tadhg O’Dwyer (Consultant Otolaryngologist/Head & Neck Surgeon at St. Vincent’s and Mater Misericordiae University Hospitals and acting UCD Head of Subject of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/whatson/whatwason/title,358381,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/whatson/whatwason/title,358381,en.html Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[International Clinical Trial Shows Drug Reduces Risk of Diabetes]]> The drug, liraglutide 3.0 mg may reduce diabetes risk by 80% in individuals with obesity and prediabetes according to the findings of an international study published today in The LancetProfessor Carel le Roux from the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre, UCD School of Medicine and Fellow, UCD Conway Institute is an obesity specialist and the corresponding author on this article.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,364420,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,364420,en.html Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:12:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Physiology Medical Traineeship programme]]> UCD School of Medicine Physiology Medical Traineeship Programme recruitment process for 2017 / 2018 has now commenced. We are seeking suitable individuals interested in undertaking a graduate research degree. Closing Date for applications is Friday 31st March 2017 (5pm).  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,364334,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,364334,en.html Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:06:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 Clinical Commencement Ceremony]]> Now firmly established as a key event in our academic calendar, the 2017 Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place on Friday 17th February 2017 in UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield.  A key milestone for our students, it marks the point of full immersion into clinical training at our hospital sites or in the community. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,364300,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,364300,en.html Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:41:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Traineeships in Human Anatomy and Reproductive Medicine]]> UCD Human Anatomy has announced a number of traineeships including Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy and PhD scholarships in Reproductive Medicine. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/anatomy/title,363069,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/anatomy/title,363069,en.html Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Associate Deans Appointed]]> Professor Patrick Murray has announced the appointment of Associate Professor Suzanne Donnelly as Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation and Dr Jonathan McNulty as Associate Dean for Graduate Taught Studies.  Both are ex officio members of the School Executive Management Committee and the School Management Team.  The Dean has also appointed Dr Cliona McGovern, Director of Admissions to the School Management Team.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,362692,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,362692,en.html Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:04:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Genetics Research Success]]> There was recent research success for Irish medical geneticists with two studies published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.  The study of a child with a de novo chromosomal translocation and craniosynostosis featured on the front cover of the journal's January edition. Our researchers also published the first cross-border epidemiology study of the incidence of fragile X syndrome across the island.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,362686,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,362686,en.html Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:06:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PMC Appoint New Vice President & Registrar]]> Penang Medical College have announced the appointment of Professor David Whitford as its new Vice-President (Academic Affairs) & Registrar following the retirement of Prof Kevin B. Nolan.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,362185,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2017/title,362185,en.html Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Increased Intake to UCD Radiography]]> UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging has announced an increase in the intake to its undergraduate radiography BSc (Hons) degree programme to address the demands of the Irish healthcare system.  From September 2017, the number of places available will increase from 57 (2016/2017) to 100 places (2017/2018).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2017/title,361171,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2017/title,361171,en.html Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:15:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Learning from Excellence]]> Too often in Medicine, and Medical Education, we focus on what has gone wrong - the complication in a patient, the student in difficulty. This is a reactive approach that focuses on weaknesses and negativity. In contrast, a new approach has been proposed focusing on strengths, excellence and prospective planning. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2017/title,359279,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2017/title,359279,en.html Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HepCare Newsletter - Issue Vol 1]]> We are pleased to offer the first HepCare Europe newsletter (volume 1) which summarises recent developments.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,358644,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/hepcare/news/title,358644,en.html Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:48:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Prof Last Appointed to Senior University Position]]> We offer our congratulations to Professor Jason Last, Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation who has been appointed as the inaugural UCD Dean of Students.  In this senior University leadership role, Prof Last will be responsible for implementing the UCD strategic initiatives on enhancing the student experience.  We wish Jason well in his new role and thank him for the tremendous efforts and achievements within the School over the past fifteen years.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2016/title,358337,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2016/title,358337,en.html Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:27:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PMC Farewell 2016]]> The School held a Farewell Ceremony recently for our Penang Medical College students on the occasion of their return to Penang to complete their clinical training.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2016/title,358037,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2016/title,358037,en.html Sat, 17 Dec 2016 22:56:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Alumnus Appointed President Elect of RCPI]]> We offer our congratulations to UCD Medicine alumnus Professor Mary Horgan who has been elected President Designate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She will become the first female President of the College in its 360-year history and their 142nd President in October 2017. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2016/title,357740,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2016/title,357740,en.html Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:22:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Treatment for Exhaustion Among Women in Ireland]]> An Irish academic start-up company has developed an innovative new iron supplement which, it is hoped, will more effectively address exhaustion, particularly among women of childbearing age.  Exhaustion has reached epidemic levels for Irish women, with new research revealing that 9 out of 10 women are struggling with extreme tiredness in their daily lives. The findings come as studies show that only 18% of Irish women of childbearing age get adequate iron from their diet and one in three women experiencing tiredness stop taking iron supplements because of side effects.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,356637,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,356637,en.html Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Teddy Bear Hospital 2017]]> The UCD Paediatric Society invite staff members to get involved with their children's outreach project - The Teddy Bear Hospital 2017.  The aim of this initiative is to tackle childhood anxiety towards hospitals.  Through fun and play, it is hoped that we can promote understanding and alleviate fear associated with attending hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,356636,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,356636,en.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:43:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Alumnus Named IDSA President]]> Dr William G Powderly, former Dean of Medicine & Head, UCD School of Medicine, has been named as President of the Infectious Disease Society of America (ISDA), an organisation of physicians, scientists and other health care professionals dedicated to promoting health through excellence in infectious disease research, education, prevention and patient care.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,356664,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,356664,en.html Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:25:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Intern Career Advice Day]]> The UCD Intern Career Advice Day took place on Sat 19 Nov 16 at the Mater Miersicordiae University Hospital.  Approximately 90 of the 141 UCD Medical Interns attended the event which included a series of presentations on different career pathways and practice interviews as participants anticipate completion of the UCD Intern Training Programme in July 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,359368,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,359368,en.html Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2016 NUI Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarships & Prizes]]> UCD was well represented among the 2016 NUI Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarships and Prizes with three UCD Medicine students taking all three Pharmacology prizes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,355269,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2016/title,355269,en.html Fri, 18 Nov 2016 23:05:00 GMT