University College Dublin’s highest honour, the UCD Ulysses Medal has been bestowed on Dr Lee Hood in recognition of his outstanding contributions to science. UCD Deputy President and Registrar, Professor Mark Rogers presented the award at the 2016 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation.
UCD Forensic & Legal Medicine celebrated 21 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 6th September 2016. The School welcomed the Hon. Ms. Justice Mary Irvine, Judge of the Court of Appeal who gave the keynote address at the conferring ceremony. A total of 388 participants from across the Irish healthcare system have completed the programme since its inception in 1995. The new 2016/2017 academic year also saw the first intake on the Professional Certificate in Medico-legal aspects of Healthcare.
The School is delighted to welcome students of our new University Diploma in Military Medical Care programme who have commenced their studies with us this academic year. 23 students comprising 19 men and 4 women - all members of the Irish Defence Forces enrolled on this intensive one year programme which will equip graduates to undertake the demanding role of combat medical technician.
A team of Irish clinical academics have secured one of seven major awards that have been made across the UK and Ireland by the Wellcome Trust as part of an initiative to increase clinical research capability. The Wellcome – HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme will support the intake of eight postgraduate trainee doctors a year for a five-year period, providing fully integrated clinical and research training up to consultant level.
New research involving a team of Irish, American and Canadian researchers reveals that the immune system could be responsible for as much as 40% of our body’s ability to regulate weight.