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[Twenty Six Irish charities receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund ]]> The Hospital Saturday Fund has awarded a grant to UCD School of Medicine towards the Summer Student Research Awards programme.

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<![CDATA[Frontline Friday | Let's Hear it for the NCHD's]]> Continuing our #FrontlineFriday shout outs, we'd like to decide this one to the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors across the country.  They are doctors at the frontline everyday and many nights.  Thanks for all you do.  Stay safe and mind each other.

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<![CDATA[Preparedness Paves the Way for Clinical Trials in COVID-19]]> Professor Alistair Nichol is leading clinical trials with COVID-19 patients in intensive care that aim to determine the most suitable treatments against the pandemic virus.  In an interview with Dr Claire O'Connell, Prof Nichol describes this international trial and how researchers have prepared over the past decade for this eventuality.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,489934,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,489934,en.html Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:01:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mental Health in the Covid-19 Pandemic ]]> Three Irish academic clinicians reflect on the current COVID-19 pandemic and its wider implications for our mental health.  Writing in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine, they describe why attention needs to be paid to the population’s mental health needs and outline actions which should be taken immediately to minimise the psychological and psychiatric impacts of this pandemic.

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<![CDATA[Global Clinical Trial for COVID-19]]> UCD Investigator leads Irish participation in a COVID-19 clinical trial among patients in intensive care units across the country as part of a global research effort to tackle the pandemic.  The participation is made possible through funding from the Health Research Board to the Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Network.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,489796,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,489796,en.html Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:56:34 GMT
<![CDATA[Sunday Shout Out | Let’s Hear It for the Interns]]> One cohort of people whose tireless work often goes unrecognised are the Interns. We often hear a lot about people who are working on the 'frontline' and these are people who truly are.  We were so delighted to receive a nomination for them from a more senior NCHD colleague that we thought we'd create an extra category 'Shout Out Sunday'. 

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<![CDATA[Frontline Friday - Infectious Diseases]]> Our #FrontlineFriday today is dedicated to our infectious disease experts who combine excellent clinical care, strong public health advocacy and a calm, confidence-inspiring demeanour.

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<![CDATA[Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Mental Health]]> With the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), many people are experiencing uncertainty, fear and anxiety.  It is important to not only be aware of our physical health during the outbreak, but also to be mindful of our mental health and well-being.   Prof Blánaid Gavin and her colleagues in UCD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry have pulled together a collection of resources that Children, Parents and Mental Health Professionals may find useful. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/title,489481,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/title,489481,en.html Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:59:18 GMT
<![CDATA[ UCD Wellcome Trust Strategic Support Fund]]> The UCD Wellcome Trust Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) is now open and accepting applications for 2 schemes.  Application deadline: 5pmThursday, 30th April 2020.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,489022,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,489022,en.html Sat, 21 Mar 2020 18:32:09 GMT
<![CDATA[Frontline Friday]]> As the country ramps up its response to the Covid-19 pandemic emergency and many conclude their first week of self-isolation, we pause to give thanks to our heroes in public health and, in particular, the National Virus Reference Laboratory.  We know that there will be many heroes of this emergency and we hope to profile some of them in the coming weeks.

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<![CDATA[Another Successful BMUS Study Day at UCD]]> Congratulations to UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging and the British Medical Ultrasound Society on another highly successful ultrasound study day.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,488857,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,488857,en.html Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:54:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award]]> Congratulations to Dr Jaythoon Hassan (UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory) who was the Winner of this year’s Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award at the Irish Laboratory Awards.  This award recognised her contribution to innovation, leadership and research, at both a national and international level.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,488928,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,488928,en.html Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:31:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Coakley Medal for Dissection 2020]]> Applications are now invited for the James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2020.  Closing Date for Applications is 5pm on Monday 20th April 2020.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,487972,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,487972,en.html Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:58:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HSE Internship Application 2020 Stage 2]]> Stage 2 of the Medical Intern Intake (commencing July 2020) has opened for applications.  Eligible candidates should have by now received their unique ID to allow them complete the application process.  Closing Date Fri 6th March 2020.

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<![CDATA[PhD Opportunity (Dr Catherine Phillips Group)]]> Applications are invited for a PhD position in the area of Maternal Diet, Pregnancy & Obesity. This exciting project will address this gap in the knowledge base by harnessing information on maternal diet & lifestyle and pregnancy/birth/offspring outcomes using existing databases and analysis of biological samples from several birth cohort studies. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,486766,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,486766,en.html Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vacancy | UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow (level PD1) in Maternal & Child Nutrition and Health]]> Applications are invited for the position of UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow (level PD1) in Maternal & Child Nutrition and Health and the UCD Perinatal Research centre, National Maternity Hospital.  Closing Date - 13th March 2020.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,486752,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/perinatal/news/title,486752,en.html Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Fulbright US Scholar Program Opportunity]]> The UCD Clinical Research Centre offer a six month research placement at Ireland's leading academic clinical research facility through Fulbright US Scholar Program.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,486699,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,486699,en.html Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:45:22 GMT
<![CDATA[Prof Helen Heneghan in Conversation]]> Our recently appointed UCD Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital, Prof Helen Heneghan reflects on her career journey, considers the challenges ahead and outlines her ambitions for UCD Surgery.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,486563,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,486563,en.html Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:48:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Summer Studentship in General Practice Research]]> UCD School of Medicine seeks applications for the 2020 Dr Mary J Farrell Summer Studentship in General Practise Research. This SSRA was established in 2019 in memory of Dr Mary J Farrell (MB BCh BAO 1916, MD, MAO, DPH).  The studentship commemorates the distinguished career of a much-loved general practitioner and UCD Medicine alumna who helped lay the foundations for modern general practice care in Ireland.  This award was made possible through the kindness and generosity of her niece Patricia O’Kelly and the Farrell Family.

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<![CDATA[UCD Learning Enhancement Projects 2020]]> Three academic staff, Dr Thomas Flanagan, Dr Mark Pickering and Associate Professor Helen Gallagher were awarded funding under the UCD Leanring Enhancement Projects initiative.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,485714,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,485714,en.html Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:52:51 GMT
<![CDATA[Researchers Publish Review in Leading Physiology Journal]]> UCD Researchers have published a review article in the leading physiology journal on oxygen and carbon dioxide sensing in mammals.  The review was further highlighted for attention on the cover of the prestigious Physiological Reviews journal.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,485703,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,485703,en.html Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:31:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving Reliability of GDM Diagnosis]]> Research by PhD investigators at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction on improving the reliability of plasma glucose levels in the diagnosis of gestational diabetes has been commended in a recent Clinical Chemistry editorial. The three papers were key outputs of PhD research by Dr Niamh Daly and Dr Eimer O’Malley at the Coombe Women & Infants Hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,485273,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,485273,en.html Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:54:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Clinical Commencement Ceremony 2020]]> The 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place on Friday 7th February 20209 in UCD O’Reilly Hall.  A key milestone in our medical students’ journey, the White Coat Ceremony marks the formal transition into full-time clinical training at our affiliated hospitals and general practices.

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<![CDATA[Vacancy | Research Assistant]]> Applications are invited for a 1 year position of Research Assistant on Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health based at the National Maternity Hospital and University College Dublin School of Medicine. 

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<![CDATA[Supporting Women Through Cancer Treatment]]> A ground-breaking initiative to support women who are struggling with the life-changing side effects of cancer treatment has been launched with nurse-led pilot clinics in Dublin and Cork.  The Irish Cancer Society-funded scheme is part of the Women's Health Initiative focus on cancer survivorship.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,484637,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,484637,en.html Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:23:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dr Nicholas and Mrs Maura Martin Scholarship ]]> Medicine student, Cormac Everard describes his experience of a summer clinical elective in France which was made possible thanks to the support of the Dr Nicholas and Mrs Maura Martin Scholarship, CHU Nantes and UCD's partnership with the Université Descartes.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,483700,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,483700,en.html Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mater Rugby Win 2019 Hospitals Cup]]> Congratulations to the Mater team who claimed their 26th Dublin Hospitals Rugby Cup with victory over the Trinity Federated Hospitals in the final of one of the world's oldest rugby competitions. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,483529,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/february2020/title,483529,en.html Mon, 03 Feb 2020 15:21:00 GMT
<![CDATA[RAMI Intern Study Day 2020]]> Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to making our recent RAMI Intern Study Day such a success and congratulations to all oral and poster presentation prize winners.  The event which attracted medical interns from across all Irish intern training networks took place on Sat 1st Feb 2020 in the Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

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<![CDATA[Prepared for the Future]]> In an in-depth interview, our new Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prof Yvonne O'Meara reflects on the factors that shaped her career and the priorities for medical education in the coming years.  

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<![CDATA[Maternal BMI in Successive Pregnancies]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction have published the results of a large longitudinal observational study examining changes in body mass index (BMI) of mothers between successive pregnancies.  The prevalence of obesity increased in all groups of women studies in the second pregnancy.  However, certain subgroups were identified as more likely to develop obesity.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,481583,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2020/title,481583,en.html Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:56:31 GMT