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[UCD Radiography 2017 Conferring]]> The 2017 UCD Radiography Conferring took place recently.  More to follow

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,378485,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,378485,en.html Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 UCD Medicine Conferring]]> The 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring took place recently at O'Reilly Hall, Belfield with 233 graduands conferred with Medicine degree awards as well as 37 doctoral and masters graduate degree awards.  Distinguished UCD Medicine alumnus Dr Francis Bonner (UCD Medicine Class of 1970) was conferred with a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine, public life and to UCD.

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<![CDATA[2017 Student & Staff Awards]]> Several student medals and staff awards were presented at the 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner which took place on Thursday 8th June 2017 at UCD O’Reilly Hall.

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<![CDATA[Doctor of Science Honoris Causa]]> Dr Francis J. Bonner (UCD Medicine 1970) was conferred with a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa at the 2017 UCD Medicine Conferring Ceremony at UCD O’Reilly Hall.  The distinguished UCD Medicine alumnus was conferred with the degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine, public life and to UCD.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377396,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2017/title,377396,en.html Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sudden Death of Distinguished UCD Alumnus]]> We are saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of our alumnus, Prof Paddy Johnston, Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast and leading Irish cancer researcher.  We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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<![CDATA[Ambrose Bermingham Medal in Anatomy]]> Applications are invited for the Ambrose Bermingham Medal in Anatomy. Closing date for applications is Thursday, 15th June 2017 with the examination taking place on Tuesday 20th June 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,376230,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,376230,en.html Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HepCare Europe Newsletter - Issue 2]]> We are pleased to bring you the second issue of the HepCare Europe Newsletter which focuses on the University College London's contribution to the collaboration.

HepCare Europe Newsletter Vol 2 April 2017

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<![CDATA[2017 UCD Medicine Alumni Reunion]]> The 2017 UCD Medicine Alumni Reunion took place on Friday 12th May 2017 at the UCD Health Sciences Centre, Belfield followed by a Gala Diner later in the evening at the Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace.  We were delighted to welcome back over 200 alumni from the UCD Medicine graduating classes of 1947, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007 and 2016.

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<![CDATA[UCD Alumnus Appointed 1st Female President of the ABN]]> Prof Mary Reilly has been elected as the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists in the organisation’s 83 year history.  The 1986 UCD Medicine graduate is Professor of Clinical Neurology at University College London and is internationally recognised for her expertise in research and clinical practice related to peripheral nerve diseases.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373109,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373109,en.html Sun, 07 May 2017 19:29:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Professor Elected Fellow of Royal Society]]> Prof Ken Wolfe, UCD Professor of Genomic Evolution at the UCD Conway Institute has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society following in the footsteps of Netwon, Darwin and Einstein. Prof Wolfe is the first UCD scientist to be elected to the prestigious organisation since Prof Edward Conway, whose research, like Prof Wolfe, focused on yeast organisms.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373098,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373098,en.html Sat, 06 May 2017 17:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society]]> A UCD’s student team has been awarded second place in the Universitas 21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge (GIC). Under the guidance of Dr Conor Buggy (U21 Ingenuity Facilitator (IF)), the students’ entry, ‘Roots before Branches’ proposed a novel response to this year’s GIC theme: ‘Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society’.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373102,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373102,en.html Sat, 06 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Health Research Board invests €7.6 million in new projects]]> The Health Research Board has announced a total of €7.6 million in 15 new research projects under its Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Award scheme and its Applied Partnership Awards initiative.  The successful grant proposals include three led by UCD School of Medicine associated researchers.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373112,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,373112,en.html Thu, 04 May 2017 21:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Newman Fellowship Programme Dinner 2017]]> The annual Newman Fellowship Dinner was held on Tuesday, 26th April 2017 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/may2017/title,372773,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2017/title,372773,en.html Wed, 03 May 2017 12:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology]]> UCD Pathology are pleased to announced the 2017 Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer Pathology. This award recognises Professor Peter Dervan as a leading medical researcher and outstanding, innovative teacher.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372578,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372578,en.html Mon, 01 May 2017 21:29:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2017 U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards]]> Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group are pleased to announce the U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards for 2016/2017. These awards are designed to offer health science based junior/early career faculty an opportunity to develop international collaborations and to provide an evidence based for their career progression. Closing date for expressions of interest: 22nd May 2017.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372577,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2017/title,372577,en.html Mon, 01 May 2017 20:04:00 GMT
<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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[PhD Student Takes ENGAGE Accessible Science Trophy]]> Congratulations to PhD student Ms Stephanie Whelan who took the top prize at the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science ENGAGE Accessible Science event.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,373158,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2017/title,373158,en.html Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:13:00 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/intern/newsevents/title,368223,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/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