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[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
<![CDATA[Call for SSRA2018 Projects]]> We are delighted to announce that the Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2018 is 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 within the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering and Architecture during Summer 2018.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393519,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393519,en.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:03:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Evaluation of Exercise to Manage Gestational Diabetes in Obese Mothers]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction conducted a randomised controlled trial evaluating the use of a medically supervised pregnancy exercise intervention in obese women as a strategy to improve maternal glycemia and gestational weight gain.  The study published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology showed that an intensive, medically supervised exercise intervention for obese women from early pregnancy did not improve maternal glycemia. Pregnant women who are obese, however, should be advised to exercise because it attenuates excessive gestational weight gain.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392898,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392898,en.html Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:27:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Competition | UCD Radiography Reaches Out]]> In advance of World Radiography Day 2017 which takes place on 8th November 2017, UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging launch 'UCD Radiography Reaches Out' a competition designed to celebrate imaging and UCD Radiography reach across the world.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392110,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392110,en.html Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Focus on Female Genital Mutilation]]> Dr Cliona McGovern presented on Female Genital Mutilation in Northern Kenya at UCD Breakout Research on "Human Rights in Focus".  The aim of this research is to learn from very different cultures in order to assist medical practitioners in Ireland to help patients who have undergone FGM. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,393714,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,393714,en.html Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:28:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mr Simon Fitzmaurice RIP]]> The School was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Irish writer and film-maker Simon Fitzmaurice.  A powerful participant in our 'Care in Medicine' series, Simon inspired our students with his wisdom, determination, humour and love.

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<![CDATA[Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development]]> Clinical Research Development Ireland offer an online module entitled 'Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development'.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391793,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391793,en.html Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:34:00 GMT
<![CDATA[AUDGPI Academic Primary Care Career Development Conference]]> The AUDGPI Academic Primary Care Career Development Conference is now open for registrations. The conference will be of interest to colleagues who are working in academic primary care or who are interested in getting started on such a career and will provide insights on how to get started on an academic career, outline teaching and research opportunities, how to undertake a higher (research) degree and how to source research funding.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391785,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391785,en.html Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Student Success at EGPRN Meeting]]> Congratulations to Ross Murtagh (Stage 2 Medicine) whose SSRA17 research project took the best poster award for the integrated HCV care category at the European General Practice Research Network in Croke Park.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391783,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391783,en.html Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HIV Molecular Research Featured at International Conferences]]> UCD HMRG had a strong showing at two prestigious international conferences being held concurrently in Milan this week, the 19th international Workshop on Co-morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions (IWCADR) and the 16th European AIDS Clinical Society Conference (EACS). These conferences are the foremost conferences in HIV and Co-Morbidities in Europe in 2017. HMRG researchers presented a total of 10 abstracts, with 6 oral presentations covering issues relating to bone disease, dyslipidaemia, quality of life and clinical trials of new antiretroviral agents for the management of HIV, in collaboration with colleagues across the globe.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391780,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391780,en.html Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:36:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Kathleen Lynn Children's Hospital?]]> It is nearly 100 years since Dr Kathleen Lynn first proposed building a national tertiary paediatric hospital.  We sincerely hope that the hospital is built promptly, properly and resourced to deliver the country's ambition. A number of staff and alumni have suggested that the new hospital be named after the distinguished UCD Medicine alumna, who founded our first national children's hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391791,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391791,en.html Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:58:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Genomic Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease]]> Genome Medicine Ireland has launched a genomic research study with two leading Dublin hospitals to identify genetic markers that can help diagnose, predict disease severity and identify personalised treatments for people with inflammatory bowel disease. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391476,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391476,en.html Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:52:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Irish Medical Students win European Neurology Competition]]> A team of Irish medical students took the inaugural 'The Move' European Neurology competition at the Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris – the birthplace of modern day neurology.   This innovative simulation training approach developed by Prof Emmanuel Flamand-Roze, endeavours to overcome neurophobia among medical students by providing them with a neurology semiologica approach to learning.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391197,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391197,en.html Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:54:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Allergan Innovation Awards]]> Congratulations to two UCD investigators who have won the inaugural University College Dublin (UCD) Allergan Innovation Awards in recognition of their innovative research potential.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389813,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389813,en.html Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:17:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Alumnus Awarded Steevens' Scholarship]]> Congratulations to Dr Eavan McGovern (UCD Medicine 2007) who was recently awarded a Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship.  This prestigious award is given annually to Specialist or Senior Registrars with strong track records in achievement. Dr McGovern has commenced a one year Clinical Fellowship in Transitional Care Neurology in the Brain and Spine Institute, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389743,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389743,en.html Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:19:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 Student Summer Research Awards]]> The 2017 Student Summer Research Awards took place on the 4th Oct 17 at the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science. There was a high standard of oral presentations by the eight student finalists who conducted 8-week research projects at UCD and at our clinical and international affiliates. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389375,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389375,en.html Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Older Stored Blood as Safe as Fresher Blood for Transfusions in Critically Ill Adults]]> The TRANSFUSE clinical trial study shows that the age of transfused blood cells does not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults and will help end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically ill patients. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389364,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389364,en.html Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Intern Careers Day]]> The UCD Intern Network Careers Day will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017.  Further details to follow.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388795,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388795,en.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Clinical Trials Masterclass]]> The UCD Intern Training Network in conjunction with the UCD Clinical Research Centre held a Clinical Trials Master Class for all academic track interns from across the country.  The event took place at the UCD Catherine McAuley Research & Education Centre at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

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<![CDATA[Four UCD Academic Track Interns Appointed]]> Four Academic Track Intern posts have been appointed for academic year 2017/2018 within the UCD Intern Training Network.  These UCD Academic Track Interns rotate through Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Orthopaedics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital encompassing a three-month rotation for Clinical Research.

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<![CDATA[All-Ireland Delight for UCD Medicine Connections]]> Congratulations to the Dublin Men's and Ladies teams who tasted victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland Senior Football Finals. There were UCD Medicine connections to both teams and to the Kerry team which claimed the Men's Minor Football Final.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,388267,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,388267,en.html Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 Healthcare Management Graduation Ceremony ]]> UCD Forensic & Legal Medicine celebrated 22 years of their Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality) with the conferring of diplomas on 16 graduands at the UCD Charles Institute on the 5th September 2017. The School welcomed former Attorney General, Senator Michael McDowell SC who gave the keynote address at the conferring ceremony. A total of 407 participants from across the Irish healthcare system have completed the programme since its inception in 1995. The School also offers both a Professional Certificate in Medico-legal aspects of Healthcare and a Masters in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387967,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387967,en.html Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:22:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GenoFit Research Study Launched]]> Irish life sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland has partnered with the UCD Institute for Sport and Health to launch Ireland's first large-scale research study into the role of genetics on fitness and health.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387186,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,387186,en.html Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:18:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Another Milestone Reached]]> The MILESTONE Study is a longitudinal project which examines the organisation, policy and practice of care pathways for young people as they transition from Child to Adult Mental Health services. Running in eight European countries and funded by the European Commission, it is a partnership of academics and clinicians, over one thousand young patients and their carers. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386987,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386987,en.html Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:16:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Wellcome HRB Irish Clinical Academy Training PhD Fellowship]]> The Wellcome HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training PhD Fellowship invites applications from eligible medicine graduates for the second Fellowship programme. Closing Date: 31st October 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386980,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2017/title,386980,en.html Sat, 09 Sep 2017 23:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[National Academic Intern Track]]> The Intern Network Executive, their affiliated Medical Schools and the HSE National Doctors Training & Planning programme have launched a new national academic track for internship.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388787,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,388787,en.html Fri, 01 Sep 2017 19:02:00 GMT