Research from the Kölle group has demonstrated how inflammation in the oviduct affect survival, motility and fertilising capacity of sperm as well as how it impairs sperm-oviduct interaction under near in vivo conditions and in real time. The UCD Anatomy group report a number of research highlights and international recognition over the past month.
Congratulations to Prof Catherine Godson, Director, UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre who has been honoured by the International Association of Inflammation Societies (IAIS) in recognition of ‘outstanding research and leadership contributions’. The UCD Conway Institute researcher is to be presented with the Women in Science award that the 14th World Congress on Inflammation 2019.
UCD Legal Medicine celebrated graduations from its Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management & Quality) and Professional Certificate in Medico-legal Aspects of Healthcare programmes at a event held in the UCD Charles Institute on Tuesday 10th September 2019. We were honoured to have the Hon. Mr. Justice Charles Meenan, Judge of the High Court deliver the keynote address. A total of 441 participants have completed the programme since its inception in 1995.
The School is pleased to welcome four Academic Track Interns for the academic year 2019/2020. The Academic Track Internship is designed to support continued engagement in research throughout the continuum of medical education and training. We welcome them to the UCD Intern Network and wish them well on their research.
UCD Human Anatomy invite applications for the 2019 Ambrose Bermingham Medal which is awarded annually following a special examination in anatomy. Closing Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019.
The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Call 2 is now open. The deadline for applications is 18 September 2019.
UCD has announced the second call of the funding scheme for the UCD Medical Humanities and Social Sciences community. The scheme aims to support high-quality research within humanities and/ or social sciences that addresses any aspect of health.
The Wellcome-HRB ICAT Programme is seeking to appoint its next cohort of well-qualified and ambitious individuals who aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders. ICAT is opening for fellowship applications on the 13th Aug 19; the deadline for receipt of applications is the 24th Sept 19. The fellowship interviews will take place in Dublin on 4th and 5th Dec 19. Successful candidates will take up their fellowships in July 2020.
Our congratulations to Mr Asim Sheikh, Barrister at Law and Assistant Professor in Forensic and Legal Medicine at the UCD School of Medicine who has been appointed recently to two important advisory committees. The UCD academic has been appointed to the HIQA Advisory Group examing a Human Rights-based approach to heath and social care. He has also been appointed to the HSE Disability Service National Quality Improvement Sub-group on Restrictive Practice.
Dr Sally Ann Lynch, who has produced a series of her own educational resources, draws attention to the European Society Human Genetics recently launched website Genetic Educational Materials and Sources.
Ireland’s first Digital Surgery Unit has been opened at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Led by Prof Ronan Cahill, the unit aims to break new medical ground through world-class research into future modes of human-machine collaboration in the surgical theatre.
On the 14th June and 15th June 2019, the ninth U21 European UN SDG student workshop took place. UCD’s Ms Nadia D’Alton (Health Sciences Programme Office Director), as members of the U21 UN SDG Strategy Working Group, was pleased to host the workshop at University College Dublin.
The UCD School of Medicine now invites applications for over 50 full-time, part-time, occasional or online graduate taught programmes commencing in September 2019.
The UCD Governing Authority has approved the establishment of the UCD Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research (CEPHR) at its meeting of 21st June 2019 under the University’s statutes. CEPHR brings together researchers and research groups from across UCD who focus on infection-related research. Led by Professor Patrick Mallon, the academic research centre replaces the existing Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) and incorporates the HIV Molecular Research Group along with affiliated researchers working in the field within UCD.
Applications are now being invited for four innovative and popular graduate taught programmes in clinical research, commencing September 2019. Run by Ireland's leading clinical research centre, full-time, part-time and distance learning programme options are available.
A first-year UCD radiography student developed an app to identify where people are sleeping rough, and believes it could help save lives.
The UCD School of Medicine has announced appointments and promotions under the 2018/2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway. During this academic year, a total of 78 applications have been received comprising 39 first time appointments, 30 applications for promotion and 9 individuals seeking re-appointment at the same academic rank. Of the 30 applications for advancement under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, 20 individuals were successfully promoted to a higher academic rank including four at UCD Full Clinical Professor.
We were delighted to welcome Patricia O'Kelly, other family and friends of distinguished alumna Dr Mary J Farrell (UCD Medicine 1916) for the presentation of the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal in General Practice and the establishment of a Community Care Scholarship fund.
An honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris causa was conferred on Dr Kate Coleman (UCD Physiology 1987) at the UCD Medicine 2019 Conferrings recently. The degree award was given in recognition of Dr Coleman’s extensive philanthropic efforts in Africa which has resulted in the provision of accessible, expert, ophthalmic care and over 250,000 sight-restoring surgical procedures.
The 2019 UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday 14th June 2019. A total of 36 graduands were conferred with undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Radiography degrees by UCD President Prof Andrew J Deeks. A further 40 radiographers were conferred with postgraduate degrees including MSc in MRI (13), MSc in Ultrasound (25) and PhD in Radiography (2). A selection of student medals and prizes were also presented.