Researchers in the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre and their international collaborators have identified 16 regions of the human genome linked with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the leading cause of kidney disease that can end in organ failure. This is the largest ever study carried out to look at the genetics of DKD and involved 19,406 individuals of European descent with type 1 diabetes, with and without kidney disease.
The UCD Centre for Arthritis Research celebrated the culmination of a long period of molecular characterisation and inflammation research by naming a human gene linked to rheumatoid arthritis. Together with international colleagues, the UCD team investigating the previously unnamed mystery gene demonstrated that MACIR, the macrophage immunometabolism regulator gene was important in balancing inflammatory response and the resolution of inflammation.
The School was honoured to have Mr Justice Kevin Cross, High Court Judge deliver a public address entitled "Medical Negligence - A View from the Bench" on Wednesday 16th OCtober 2019 at UCD Health Sciences Centre. We are indebted to Kennedy Solicitors for their support of this public engagement event.
Our Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA 2020) is now open for project submission for Summer 2020. A highlight of our academic calendar, this undergraduate research initiative is designed to give our students an early exposure to research methods. We welcome research project proposals from academic staff.
A major milestone in the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis has been reported with the publication of two Phase III clinical trials evaluating a triple-drug combination therapy for the life-threatening condition which has particular relevance in Ireland.
Systems Biology Ireland are among the largest-ever Innovative Medicine Initiative 2 Immunology project which aims to improve disease management of non-responders to therapy across seven immune-mediated diseases. Prof Walter Kolch and Dr David Gomez led the UCD Systems Biology Ireland participation in the €80 million 4-year 3TR initiative which kicked off their activities with a first meeting in Granada, Spain from 30th – 31st October 2019.
There was a strong performance by Prof Jonathan Bond's research group at the recent Annual Meeting of Haematology Association of Ireland with two researchers receiving prestigious awards to complement Prof Bond's key note address.
MindReading 2020 makes a welcome return to Dublin and will take place on Friday 3rd April 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin. The organising committee invite submission of poster presentations for this popular conference. Closing Date for submission 6th December 2019.
We are delighted to announce that the School has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its commitment to gender equality and inclusion. Our congratulations to Assoc. Prof Marguerite Clyne and her Self-Assessment Team on their incredible work to date. We extend an invitation to all students and staff who wish to become involved in implementation of same to join our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.
A group of haematology experts from across Europe meet in Dublin on 7th and 8th October 2019 to finalise a new clinical protocol for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, the commonest cancer in children. Lead principal investigator, Prof Owen Smith described the impact of that the ALLTogher Consortium will have on the treatment of this cancer in children and adolescents.
People with rheumatoid arthritis have shared their experiences of living with the condition in a new photographic exhibition to be launched in The Chocolate Factory Art Centre on Sat 28 Sept 19 and wll be exhibited in the Whitty Wing, Mater Hospital from Mon - Fri 14th-18th October. Admission Free.
If you are parent in UCD you may be interested in becoming a buddy to staff who are expectant parents, parents who have recently returned to work, or with children of any age. An informal support, buddies provide a listening ear and give tips to parents on balancing family and work demands.
A UCD Masterclass Clinical Trials Masterclass was held on Saturday, 14 September 2019 in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre. This formal teaching event is facilitated by the UCD Intern Network in conjunction with the UCD Clinical Research Centre.
As part of her research as an Academic Track Intern, Dr Eithne Nic an Ríogh completed a research project investigating the barriers and facilitators to Hepatitis C treatment across four European countries. The results suggest that the HepCare intervention is successful in improving engagement with HCV and increases rates of treatment.
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.