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UCD School of Medicine Research Team demonstrate that COVID-19 transmission occurs between Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and patients. Transmission routes of hospital-acquired COVID-19 also revealed.

Thu, 24 September 20 09:00

UCD School of Medicine Research Team demonstrate that COVID-19 transmission occurs between Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and patients. Transmission routes of hospital-acquired COVID-19 also revealed.

International trial demonstrates a common steroid improves recovery and survival of COVID-19 ICU patients

Wed, 2 September 20 08:00

Prof Alistair Nichol, St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) and UCD leads the Irish arm of an international trial which demonstrates a common steroid improves recovery and survival of COVID-19 ICU patients

U21 University Mental Health Declaration Launched

Fri, 28 August 20 08:00

Universitas 21 and U21 Health Sciences Group have together launched the U21 University Mental Health Declaration this week as part of the U21 Health Science Group’s Annual Meeting hosted virtually by University College Dublin. 

COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten food industry, security, nutrition and international food trade in highly integrated global system - Interview with Prof Pat Wall, UCD

Thu, 27 August 20 08:00

‘We are now seeing the effects of overcrowded accommodation and congregated industrial settings that some workers in the food production industry in Ireland are enduring. These workers live in close proximity to each other and, at work, often share large work tops where COVID-19 laden droplets may be contaminating the environment emphasising the importance of identifying and excluding symptomatic workers. Certain elements of the food industry also present  environments that are favourable to the spread of COVID-19 with metallic surfaces, low ambient temperatures and high relative humidity.’ Prof Pat Wall, UCD

Threats from 500k Zoonotic Viruses are accelerating rapidly, driven by expanding population & increasingly interconnected world

Wed, 26 August 20 08:00

ONE HEALTH approach will help chart a path out of the Pandemic Era

Tocilizumab Therapy in Individuals with COVID ‐19 Infection and Hyperinflammatory State

Mon, 27 July 20 16:30

UCD School of Medicine Research Team demonstrate that sub-set of critically unwell COVID-19 patients in St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) responded to treatment with tocilizumab and avoided need for mechanical ventilation.

2020/2021 Trimester 1 Guidance for Students

Fri, 3 July 20 10:00

The School of Medicine has agreed details of how teaching, learning and assessment will be conducted for the coming Autumn Trimester, in line with public health guidance.

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.