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UCD Student Team are Runner-up in AIPEC 2024

UCD Student Team are Runner-up in AIPEC 2024

University College Dublin (UCD) took part in the All-Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge (AIPEC) held on Friday 8th March at Queen’s University Belfast. The UCD team included students from the UCD School of Medicine and the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science who responded to a call from UCD Health Affairs, led by Professor Tim Lynch. The UCD team was supported by academic staff: Assoc Prof Cliona O’Sullivan (UCD SPHPSS), Assistant Prof Lisa Rogers (UCD SNMHS), Assoc Prof Brona Fullen (UCD SPHPSS) and Assistant Prof Rachel Howe (UCD SNMHS). 

The AIPEC challenge is coordinated in UCD by UCD Health Affairs, and it is an intervarsity competition for students from health disciplines to engage collaboratively and with healthcare professionals to address a complex care issue. This year’s case study focused on a Cystic Fibrosis patient and competing teams presented from University College Cork, University of Limerick, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, Queens University Belfast (QUB), Ulster University Coleraine and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.

Competition was strong and despite all the team meetings and hours of preparation UCD was pipped to the post by the host team at Queen’s University Belfast. Congratulations to the UCD team for coming runner-up!

We would like to thank all our colleagues at UCD who provided support over the last few weeks and the Cystic Fibrosis specialists at SVUH.

UCD Student Team AIPEC 2023:

  • Orla Mulloy - Physiotherapy
  • Jessica Barbulescu - Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Kingsley Roland-Onuoha - Biomedical Health & Life Sciences
  • Alrataj Alqallaf - Medicine
  • Alexa Mitroi - Medicine 

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