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[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
<![CDATA[Novel Myofibroblast Differences in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis]]> Variations in the genetic profiles and functional characteristics of myofibroblasts of different origins may hold the key to identifying therapeutic targets in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,416350,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,416350,en.html Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:10:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Anaesthetic Research Fellowship]]> Congratulations to Dr Tom Wall (from Professor Donal Buggy’s group) who received the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI) Anaesthetic Research Fellowship for his presentation on The Effect of Anaesthetic Agents on Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Breast Cancer which won the research group a Scholarship prize of €25,000.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,415800,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,415800,en.html Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:31:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Prescribing Aspirin in Early Pregnancy to Reduce Preeclampsia Incidence]]> After showing that women in Ireland and the UK are open to taking a preventative low daily dose of asprin to reduce risk of preeclampsia and had a high level of adherence to this daily dose, the UCD Perinatal Research Centre is calling for a widespread randomised controlled trial to address the efficacy and safety of a low dose aspirin approach, compared with a screening approach.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,415750,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,415750,en.html Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:36:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for Nominations for UCD Medicine Harps]]> Throughout our School’s history, we’ve a proud tradition of students, staff and alumni representing their clubs, county and university in Gaelic Games.  So in the run up to Gaelic Sunday and the business end of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championships, we thought we’d try to put together a UCD Medicine dream team. We invite you to nominate players – male or female - of any county in any era, who were students, staff or graduates of the School and who represented their county at underage, minor or senior level football for inclusion in our 30-person squad. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,415069,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,415069,en.html Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Outcome of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Dyskeratosis Congenita]]> A team of international investigators supported by researchers from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, examined the outcome of HSCT in the largest cohort of DC patients ever studied.  The retrospective, multi-centre study showed that overall survival and event-free survival  at 3 years after HSCT were 66% and 62%, respectively.   

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,414339,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,414339,en.html Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Comparison of Maternal Dietary Intakes of Smokers with Non-Smokers]]> Women who continue smoking during pregnancy have serious inadequacies of both dietary micronutrients and macronutrients which could potentially aggravate fetal growth restriction caused by direct toxicity from cigarettes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,414313,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,414313,en.html Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:04:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Genome instability is a consequence of transcription deficiency in patients with bone marrow failure]]> A team of international researchers have demonstrated that genome instability in bone marrow failure patients with biallelic ERCC6L2 variants arises due to a particular genetic mutation causing a primary transcription deficiency rather than as a consequence of a DNA repair defect.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,414290,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,414290,en.html Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Surgical Society News]]> The UCD Surgical Society Call for Abstracts for their annual conference is now open.  The conference, entitled "Stepping Up to the Table" takes place in St Vincent's University Hospital on the 1st December 2018 (Date subject to confirmation).  Closing date for receipt of abstracts is early November 2018.  Please check UCD Surgical Society Facebook page for further details. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412205,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412205,en.html Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:13:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Key 2018/2019 Dates for Graduate Research Students]]> A summary of key dates for new and continuing Graduate Research students is presented here for information.  It is the responsibility of students and their supervisors to familiarise themselves with the School's procedures and policies in respect of graduate research studies.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412193,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412193,en.html Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:25:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Our Thanks to Professor Patrick Murray]]> As he concludes his five year term of office as Dean of Medicine and Head of School, we take this opportunity to thank Professor Patrick Murray for his outstanding leadership and for his tremendous support to our students and staff.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412130,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412130,en.html Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2018 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner]]> The School celebrated the 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring with its annual conferring dinner at UCD O'Reilly Hall on the evening of Thursday 7th June 2018.  A number of student and staff medals and prizes were presented and the School's Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Dr Rhona Mahony, Master at the National Maternity Hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2018/title,411309,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2018/title,411309,en.html Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Birth Weight & Gestational Weight Gain]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital have published the results of an observational cohort study investigating the correlation between gestational weight gain and infant birth weight.  The group concluded that the positive correlation between GWG in pregnancy and BW can be accounted for by the contribution of fetal weight to GWG antenatally without a contribution from increased maternal adiposity.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2018/title,411184,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2018/title,411184,en.html Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Can Bariatric Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?]]> This video by The Economist examines the impact of bariatric surgery as a potential therapy for the remission of Type 2 Diabetes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/title,411113,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/title,411113,en.html Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2018 UCD Medicine Conferring]]> The 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield on Thursday 7thJune 2018 with 304 graduands conferred with undergraduate and graduate masters or doctoral degrees.  The conferring featured posthumous degree awards to the late Dr Lorcán Miller and Dr Eimear Walsh as well as the awarding of the inaugural Lorcán Miller medal and Eimear Walsh medal to Dr Jennifer Britton by members of Lorcán and Eimear’s families.

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<![CDATA[New Director at UCD Charles Institute]]> The University has announced the appointment of Prof Desmond J Tobin as new Director of the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology and Professor of Dermatological Sciences.  Prof Tobin will take up his appointment in September 2018 and joins the School as UCD Professor of Dermatological Sciences.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410384,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410384,en.html Thu, 31 May 2018 18:26:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Risk-adapted Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia]]> An international clinical trial involving researchers at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin has demonstrated that extended use of all-trans retinoic acid coupled to risk-adapted consolidation can achieve high remission rates in childhood acute promyelocytic leukaemia whilst limiting anthracycline exposure.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410378,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410378,en.html Thu, 31 May 2018 17:51:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Rare Disease Symposium 2018]]> UCD hosted its annual Rare Disease Symposium on 3rd May 2018 which aimed to highlight developments in rare disease research and education, to raise public awareness of rare diseases and build a more cohesive University-wide collaboration in partnership with patient adovcate organisations. The audience of almost 200 attendees included people living with a rare disease, families, researchers, policymakers and students, who gathered to discuss the symposium's main themes of 'Innovative Approaches to Rare Diseases' and 'Holistic Care in Rare Diseases'.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409804,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409804,en.html Tue, 29 May 2018 10:35:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dean of Medicine and Head of School]]> The University has announced Professor Michael Keane as the next Dean of Medicine and Head of UCD School of Medicine for a five-year term from the 1st September 2018.  Prof Keane succeeds Prof Patrick Murray who completes his five-year term at the end of this academic year.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409684,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409684,en.html Fri, 25 May 2018 12:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mindreading 2018]]> Mindreading 2018, a two day programme of presentations and workshops that explores productive interactions between narrative and mental health, takes place from 18-19th June 2018 at the University of Birmingham.  This second conference on the theme is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, St Anne's College, Oxford and the UCD School of Medicine's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry group.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409451,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409451,en.html Tue, 22 May 2018 18:51:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for Participants - Curiosity in Medical Education]]> Dr Jennifer Yates invites members of our teaching faculty to take part in a qualitative intepretive study of medical educator approaches to curiosity in medical education.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409288,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409288,en.html Fri, 18 May 2018 19:15:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Importance the Cervical Screening Programme]]> Although it has been a worrying couple of weeks for Irish women, Professor Donal Brennan explains why it is vital for women to continue with the National cervical screening programme, which from the objective evidence available at the moment is reducing the incidence of cervical cancer.  At present the best way to reduce the risk of cervical cancer is to stay within the national programme and to vaccinate your daughters.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409046,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409046,en.html Tue, 15 May 2018 15:22:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Melanoma Awareness]]> Monday 14th May marked the first Skin Cancer Awareness Event at UCD. The event took place in the UCD Student Centre and was organized by SBI in collaboration with the Irish Skin Foundation, colleagues from UCD Conway Institute and BREAST-PREDICT.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410333,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410333,en.html Tue, 15 May 2018 14:48:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2018 MGA Alumni Reunion]]> The School was delighted to welcome back our alumni to the 2018 UCD Medical Graduates Association Alumni Reunion which took place on Friday, 11th May 2018.  Now firmly established as a key highlight of the School calendar, this event was attended by graduates from the Medicine Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2008 and 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410221,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410221,en.html Sat, 12 May 2018 18:43:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2017/2018]]> The UCD School of Medicine is pleased to report the outcome of the 2017/2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway adjunct appointment process.  A total of 74 applications were received under the School’s adjunct academic appointment process comprising 44 first time applicants and 30 applications for re-appointment or promotion.  Following these appointments, the School’s adjunct clinical faculty now extends to 605 individuals from across 32 clinical sites, a nationwide general practice network, community mental health services as well as the National Ambulance Service and Dublin Fire Brigade.  Three individuals were appointed at UCD Full Clinical Professor and nine appointed at UCD Clinical Professor.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,408734,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,408734,en.html Wed, 09 May 2018 11:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Traineeship in Human Anatomy]]> The School invites applications for Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy for academic year 2018/2019.  Full-time MD and PhD scholarships for one year (or possible extension for the duration of research degree) offfer a tax-free stipend and payment of research programme tuition fees.  Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students.  Research MSc. and MCh are also available.  Closing Date: 5th June 2018.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409283,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,409283,en.html Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Traineeship in Human Anatomy]]> The School invites applications for Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy for academic year 2018/2019.  Full-time MD and PhD scholarships for one year (or possible extension for the duration of research degree) offfer a tax-free stipend and payment of research programme tuition fees.  Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students.  Research MSc. and MCh are also available.  Closing Date: 7th May 2018.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,407981,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,407981,en.html Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Proteogenomics and Data Sharing in Cell]]> In the latest publication of the journal Cell, Dr. Henry Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, and colleague Prof Stephen Pennington, UCD Professor of Proteomics, detail the evolution of precision medicine, and how the National Cancer Institute is taking key strides to coordinate with the international cancer research community to provide an integrated, open-data approach to precision oncology. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,407377,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,407377,en.html Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:32:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Stage 1 Student Wins National FameLab Competition]]> Congratulations to Ms Sharon Omiwole (Stage 1 Medicine) who has been named the winner of FameLab Ireland, the national science communication competition for students.  FameLab helps emerging scientists and engineers to acquire valuable skills to communicate their work to a non-scientific audience. Sharon will go on to represent Ireland at the international finals of the competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,407292,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2018/title,407292,en.html Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:10:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First Irish academic to receive second ERC Advanced Grant]]> Prof Kenneth Wolfe has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant for the second time in his career.  He is the first ever Ireland-based researcher to receive two of the highly sought after research funding awards.

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