News

Systems Biology Ireland led MSc in AI for Medicine and Medical Research Open for Enrollment

Fri, 3 July 20 10:00

Enrollment is now open for an exciting new Masters programme at UCD, developed by Walter Kolch, Dirk Fey, and Eadaoin McKiernan of (SBI).

Announcing new President for RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, Penang, Malaysia

Mon, 29 June 20 10:00

Professor Michael Keane, Chair, RUMC Board and Dean of Medicine is pleased to welcome Professor Whitford as the new President for the RCSI & UCD campus in Penang.

UCD School of Medicine launch popular annual Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA) initiative

Thu, 18 June 20 18:00

100+ students will undertake supervised laboratory, clinical or patient-advocate projects and experience career defining placements.

100+ new radiographers and practitioners in diagnostic imaging graduate virtually from UCD School of Medicine

Mon, 15 June 20 10:57

The UCD School of Medicine is delighted to confer 50 graduates today with BSc Radiography degrees and 55 MSc graduates from the School’s Computed Tomography, MRI and Ultrasound programmes, together with one PhD graduate. In line with COVID-19 related restrictions, the ceremony which is always one of the high points of the School’s calendar, is taking place as a virtual event.

UCD Takes Leading Role in New €16 million International Obesity Research Project

Mon, 8 June 20 10:42

SOPHIA (Stratification of Obese Phenotypes to Optimize Future Obesity Therapy), a new €16 million EU and industry supported international research consortium was recently launched. Professor Carel Le Roux, Director Metabolic Medicine lab, Diabetes Complications University College Dublin and Conway Fellow, speaks about the international research consortium that aims to improve Obesity Treatment and change the narrative around Obesity

Special Journal Edition dedicated to the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

Mon, 8 June 20 08:00

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland have launched a special edition of the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine which collates over 40 articles documenting the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in society and the delivery of mental health services since the pandemic took hold. Edited by two UCD Medicine academic staff and covering perspectives from several countries across multiple disciplines and healthcare settings, this unique edition has open access and is freely available to all.

Bursary Available for MSc in Clinical & Translational Research

Thu, 28 May 20 11:14

We are pleased to announce a Bursary competition for Irish/EU students who have been accepted onto our Masters in Clinical and Translational Research (X789) programme.  This bursary will cover course fees and some additional living expenses and was made possible through the generosity of a UCD School of Medicine graduate.  Closing date for applications - Friday 31st July, 2020 at 5pm

UCD School of Medicine celebrates the conferring of 228 graduates

Fri, 1 May 20 12:53

UCD School of Medicine is delighted to confer 228 graduates today with undergraduate and graduate medicine (MB BCh. BAO) degrees. 22 nationalities will be represented amongst those graduating. However in line with COVID-19 related restrictions, the ceremony which is always one of the high points of the School’s calendar, is taking place as a virtual event, for the first time in the School’s 165 year history.  The ceremony has also been brought forward to today instead of taking place in mid-June as is the tradition. This will allow the newly qualified doctors to take up internships within the Irish healthcare system and apply their expertise and skills as the world responds to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frontline Friday | Radiographers Rock!

Fri, 24 April 20 15:30

Continuing our series of Friday shout-outs to groups working at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic response, we'd like to give thanks to our excellent radiographers and radiography student whose work is central to diagnosis and treatment monitoring.

Medical Traineeship in Physiology

Tue, 21 April 20 15:02

UCD Physiology invites applications for its Medical Traineeships in Physiology.  MSc, PhD and MD scholarships are available across a range of research areas.  Successful candidates will undertake a graduate taught or research degree programme and gain experience teaching in small groups along with adding to their research portfolio.

Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy

Tue, 21 April 20 14:50

UCD Anatomy invite applications for Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy with studentship opportunities at PhD, MD or MCh. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students. 

SSRA Project Call Re-Opens

Tue, 21 April 20 14:25

The School SSRA team have re-opened their project submission portal for undergraduate student summer research project proposals for this summer.  We encourage faculty to submit proposals suitable for 8 week supervised student-led research as part of our popular Student Summer Research Awards scheme.

Frontline Friday | In Appreciation of Journalists & The Media

Fri, 17 April 20 19:14

Although the relationship between the Medical Profession and the Media can be at times tetchy, we would like to acknowledge the vital work of an inquisitive, challenging media in maintaining public confidence in strict social distancing measures and other societal restrictions for public health reasons.

Mr Thomas Lynch RIP

Fri, 10 April 20 19:33

We extend our condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of Mr Thomas Lynch, Chairman of the Ireland East Hospital Group and Chairman of the Mater Hospital who died recently.

The Guys* in the Lab

Fri, 10 April 20 18:42

Today’s #FrontLineFriday shout out goes to the fantastic folk beavering away in our laboratories, testing samples, preparing reagents, studying the disease and formulating putative therapies to combat the coronavirus.  Whatever role you played in helping those at the frontline, we salute your efforts.  

A day in the life of a Covid-19 testing volunteer

Fri, 10 April 20 12:45

Mariam Marai, a PhD candidate and research assistant based in the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre in the Conway Institute, shares her experience of volunteering in the Covid-19 testing lab in St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Frontline Friday | Let's Hear it for the NCHD's

Fri, 3 April 20 17:09

Continuing our #FrontlineFriday shout outs, we'd like to decide this one to the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors across the country.  They are doctors at the frontline everyday and many nights.  Thanks for all you do.  Stay safe and mind each other.

Preparedness Paves the Way for Clinical Trials in COVID-19

Wed, 1 April 20 17:01

Professor Alistair Nichol is leading clinical trials with COVID-19 patients in intensive care that aim to determine the most suitable treatments against the pandemic virus.  In an interview with Dr Claire O'Connell, Prof Nichol describes this international trial and how researchers have prepared over the past decade for this eventuality.

Mental Health in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Wed, 1 April 20 11:54

Three Irish academic clinicians reflect on the current COVID-19 pandemic and its wider implications for our mental health.  Writing in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine, they describe why attention needs to be paid to the population’s mental health needs and outline actions which should be taken immediately to minimise the psychological and psychiatric impacts of this pandemic.

Global Clinical Trial for COVID-19

Tue, 31 March 20 17:56

UCD Investigator leads Irish participation in a COVID-19 clinical trial among patients in intensive care units across the country as part of a global research effort to tackle the pandemic.  The participation is made possible through funding from the Health Research Board to the Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Network.