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[U21 European UN SDG Workshop hosted by UCD School of Medicine ]]> On the 14th June and 15th June 2019, the ninth U21 European UN SDG student workshop took place. UCD’s Ms Nadia D’Alton (Health Sciences Programme Office Director), as members of the U21 UN SDG Strategy Working Group, was pleased to host the workshop at University College Dublin.

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<![CDATA[Graduate Studies Programmes Now Enrolling]]> The UCD School of Medicine now invites applications for over 50 full-time, part-time, occasional or online graduate taught programmes commencing in September 2019. 

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<![CDATA[Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research]]> The UCD Governing Authority has approved the establishment of the UCD Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research (CEPHR) at its meeting of 21st June 2019 under the University’s statutes.  CEPHR brings together researchers and research groups from across UCD who focus on infection-related research.  Led by Professor Patrick Mallon, the academic research centre replaces the existing Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) and incorporates the HIV Molecular Research Group along with affiliated researchers working in the field within UCD.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454830,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454830,en.html Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Taught Programmes in Clinical Research]]> Applications are now being invited for four innovative and popular graduate taught programmes in clinical research, commencing September 2019.  Run by Ireland's leading clinical research centre, full-time, part-time and distance learning programme options are available. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454377,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454377,en.html Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Radiography Student Develops App to Help Homeless]]> A first-year UCD radiography student developed an app to identify where people are sleeping rough, and believes it could help save lives.  

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<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2018/2019]]> The UCD School of Medicine has announced appointments and promotions under the 2018/2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  During this academic year, a total of 78 applications have been received comprising 39 first time appointments, 30 applications for promotion and 9 individuals seeking re-appointment at the same academic rank.  Of the 30 applications for advancement under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, 20 individuals were successfully promoted to a higher academic rank including four at UCD Full Clinical Professor.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal and Scholarship]]> We were delighted to welcome Patricia O'Kelly, other family and friends of distinguished alumna Dr Mary J Farrell (UCD Medicine 1916) for the presentation of the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal in General Practice and the establishment of a Community Care Scholarship fund. 

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<![CDATA[Dr Kate Coleman Honoured]]> An honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris causa was conferred on Dr Kate Coleman (UCD Physiology 1987) at the UCD Medicine 2019 Conferrings recently.  The degree award was given in recognition of Dr Coleman’s extensive philanthropic efforts in Africa which has resulted in the provision of accessible, expert, ophthalmic care and over 250,000 sight-restoring surgical procedures. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453412,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453412,en.html Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:53:52 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Confferring 2019]]> The 2019 UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday 14th June 2019.  A total of 36 graduands were conferred with undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Radiography degrees by UCD President Prof Andrew J Deeks.  A further 40 radiographers were conferred with postgraduate degrees including MSc in MRI (13), MSc in Ultrasound (25) and PhD in Radiography (2).  A selection of student medals and prizes were also presented.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454120,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,454120,en.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:21:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dr Pádraig Carney RIP]]> We extend our sympathies to the family, friends and former colleagues of Dr Pádraig Carney (UCD Medicine 1951) who passed away recently.  A distinguished and successful obstetrician and gynaecologist, the 'Flying Doctor' is perhaps best known as a two time All Ireland winning Mayo Footballer.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453171,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453171,en.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Alumnus to Lead International Research Institute]]> UCD Medicine Alumnus and former Dean of Medicine, Prof Bill Powderly has been appointed Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University Medical School in St Louis.  The NIH-funded centre seeks to advance the adoption of clinical and translational sciences findings into disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453094,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,453094,en.html Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:20:13 GMT
<![CDATA[Microbiome Health for Everyone]]> The UCD Perinatal Research team attended the 58th Robert Graves Lecture which was given by Prof Fergus Shanahan at the RCPI on the 6th June 2019.  The UCD Medicine alumnus explored the importance of the microbiome and demonstrated how microbes influence human health and risk of disease. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,454822,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,454822,en.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:29:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New PET CT Research Imaging Centre ]]> A new PET CT Research Imaging Centre  has been opened at St Vincent's University Hospital.  The latest technology will be applied to patient treatment and advanced research in major diseases, primarily cancer, dementia and cardiac disease enabling access higher quality images as part of their diagnostic investigations. This means earlier detection and more accurate diagnosis of diseases. The HEA-funded new technology will also be used by clinical researchers at UCD and St Vincent’s University to advance the medical scientific understanding of a number of diseases and to help determine better patient treatments.]]> http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452933,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452933,en.html Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:35:00 GMT <![CDATA[UCD Medicine Conferring 2019]]> The 2019 UCD Medicine Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield on Thursday 6thJune 2019 with 289 graduands conferred with undergraduate, graduate masters or doctoral degrees.  The University also conferred Dr Kate Coleman with an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris causa in recognition her philanthropic work in Africa which has seen eyesight being restored to over half a million people.  A selection of subject-specific medals and prizes were also awarded including the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal for General Practice named in honour of a distinguished UCD Medicine alumna.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452732,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2019/title,452732,en.html Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:04:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Maternal Obesity Trends in a Large Irish University Hospital]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction and the School of Health and Human Performance in DCU have published a study tracking recent trends in maternal obesity in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital from 2010-2017. These findings will have implications in clinical practice and will affect public health policy and finance. Increased obesity rates will increase the need for services including antenatal testing, dietary advice and specialised clinics.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,458102,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,458102,en.html Tue, 28 May 2019 16:42:15 GMT
<![CDATA[International Clinical Trials Day 2019]]> Our research team showcased a number of our clinical trials including the GetGutsy Study on International Clinical Trials Day 2019 at the National Maternity Hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,450999,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,450999,en.html Mon, 20 May 2019 18:33:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Alumnus Professor Stephen O’Rahilly wins major US award]]> The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will present its highest award to Professor Stephen O’Rahilly (UCD Medicine 1981), one of the world’s foremost experts on the genetics of obesity.  The Finglas native will receive the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement in June.  The award recognises significant, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

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<![CDATA[Managing Uncertainty in Inherited Cardiac Pathologies]]> Managing the interpretation of genetic analysis which reveal variants of unknown significance creates particular challenges for clinicial geneticists.  Researchers at OLCHC and CUH hospitals have undertaken a survey of their international clinical genetics colleagues with respect to managing uncertainty in inherited cardiac pathologies.

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<![CDATA[Medical Graduates Association Reunion 2019]]> The School of Medicine was delighted to welcome our alumni back to UCD for the 2019 Medical Graduates Association Reunion. This event is a key highlight of the School of Medicine calendar. The 2019 reunion took place on Friday 17th May 2019 and celebrated the Medicine Classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009 and 2018.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,452998,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,452998,en.html Mon, 20 May 2019 11:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ASOI 7th Annual Conference & AGM 2019]]> The Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland held its 7th Annual Conference and AGM on the 17th & 18th May 2019 at the Convention Centre, Dublin.  This year, the theme for the conference was ‘Building Bonds: Bettering Practice – Patient advocacy and approaches to reduce obesity stigma’.  

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<![CDATA[Realising the Potential of Genomic Medicine]]> Prof Owen P Smith, CBE (UCD Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine) is also the Executive Director of the Genomics Directorate at the Ireland East Hospital Group.  Here Prof Smith reflects on the emerging promise of genomic medicine and the importance of partnership and collaboration between government, academic research institutions, hospitals and private companies working towards the common objective of improving outcomes for patients.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,447488,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2019/title,447488,en.html Mon, 06 May 2019 16:38:27 GMT
<![CDATA[CT Scan Simulator Wins Major European Award]]> A Computed Tomography scan parameter simulator developed over the last number of years by UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging won one of three prestigious 'Best Radiography Paper Abstract' at the ECR2019.  This award highlights the impact of collaborative UCD research which has seen an undergraduate student research project develop into an international research collaboration with a global impact.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2019/title,445785,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2019/title,445785,en.html Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:52:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Prof Cusack Elected President of European Forensic Body]]> We are delighted to congratulate Prof Denis Cusack (Emeritus UCD Professor of Forensic & Legal Medicine) on his election as President of the European Council of Legal Medicine for 2019-2020.  Prof Cusack also currently serves as Vice-President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine 2019-2021.  He continues to lead the Medical Bureau of Road Safety and in professional forensic practice as Coroner for County Kildare.  He continues to distinguish the School and the University with his ongoing participation in practice, research and education in the field.

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<![CDATA[Report on UCD Intern Career Day 2018]]> A report on the UCD Intern Career Day 2018 which took place on Saturday 17th November 2018 at the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7.

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<![CDATA[Academic Track Internship 2019/2020]]> The UCD Intern Network has four Academic Track Intern posts for 2019/2020 and the recruitment and allocation for these posts nationally is now closed.  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[2020 Medical Intern Training]]> HSE internship applications for 2020/2021 will open in October 2019. Please refer to the HSE website for further details.

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<![CDATA[Medical Traineeship - Physiology]]> The School invites applications for full-time Medical Traineeships in Physiology and offers a number of scholarships which cover research programme fees and provide an €18,000 tax-free stipend for those wishing to purse MD, MSc or PhD.  Closing date for applications Wed 10 April 19 for commencement September 2019.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2019/title,442494,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2019/title,442494,en.html Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[CareHD Research Opportunity]]> Research opportunity as part of the CareHD research project which is investigating how the use of Connected Health technologies may support and improve the care of people living with Huntington’s Disease (HD).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2019/title,441987,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2019/title,441987,en.html Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:13:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SSRA Project Submission]]> Final Reminder that the deadline for project submission for the Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2019 is Friday, March 29th 2019.  Details of how to submit project proposals and the key dates for the SSRA19 scheme are attached.

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<![CDATA[Public and Patient Involvement in Teaching ]]> As part of a HRB-funded initiative, the College is seeking to capture details of Public and Patient Involvement in teaching across our programmes through a comprehensive audit.  The audit will remain open until 19th April 2019 and shortly thereafter, the UCD PPI team will announce details of a seed funding scheme.

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