Student Summer Research Awards 2014
Our congratulations to Caroline Moran, Jennifer Doyle and John Murtagh winners of the UCD Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA) Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively. All three fought off intense competition from eight finalist in the oral presentations which took place in UCD Fitzgerald Chamber on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
The eight finalists where selected from over 75 poster presentations by UCD BHLS, Medicine and Radiography students which document their 8 week supervised summer research projects.
Now in its eight year, the Student Summer Research programme encourages, supports and rewards excellence in student research. The initiative, which enables students of medicine, radiography and biomedical health and life sciences to undertake structured, voluntary research during the summer months, brings to life the School's commitment to foster in our students a passion for enquiry and discovery and investigative research.
Students undertake eight-week supervised laboratory or clinical-based projects in Ireland or overseas at one of our partner institutions. Participation provides students with invaluable experience in the area of investigative medical science, and is consistent with the School's ambition to produce not just exceptional healthcare practitioners, but also life-long learners and world-class medical researchers.
As in previous years, the 2014 programme also offered students the opportunity to undertake a supervised project in conjunction with one of our partner charities/NGOs. This aspect of the programme is an important feature of the School’s Patient and Advocate Centred Education (PACE) Initiative.