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UCD Health Affairs and CAO group launch Annual Report 2020

UCD Health Affairs and CAO Group launch Annual Report 2020


Link to CAO Annual Report 2020

As Chief Academic Officer of  (opens in a new window)Ireland East Hospital Group and Vice Principal of  UCD Health Affairs Professor Tim Lynch has been working with his CAO colleagues across the 7  (opens in a new window)hospital Groups throughout 2020. 
These meetings were initially established to direct a response from the Universities and Hospital Groups around COVID-19 research at the start of the pandemic in 2020 but progressed to include areas of concern in Irish healthcare - such as genomics, biobanking, simulation training and student placement. 
The 7 CAOs from across  (opens in a new window)RCSI(opens in a new window)UL(opens in a new window)UCC(opens in a new window)TrinityUCD(opens in a new window)NUIG(opens in a new window)CHI have been working to develop a  (opens in a new window)National Covid-19 Biobank with the  (opens in a new window)Department of Health and  (opens in a new window)HRB and have been successful in progressing this to the application stage throughout 2020. 
The CAO group have also worked closely with the  (opens in a new window)NDTP office to ensure simulation training remains a key priority going into 2020 with  increased funding now being received for simulation training of healthcare staff across the 7 hospital groups. 
As a group the CAO's have also met with the  (opens in a new window)Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to outline the importance of academic healthcare, research, training and innovation development in Irish healthcare going forward.  
In summarising the detailed work carried out by the CAO group during 2020 UCD Health Affairs created the CAO Annual Report 2020 to highlight areas of focus, successes and key priority areas for the CAOs going into 2021. 
The CAO group will continue with this important work going into 2021 to drive key projects in the areas of biobanking and student placement with the ultimate goal of creating an Academic Health Science System in Ireland. 

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