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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One cohort of people whose tireless work often goes unrecognised are the Interns. We often hear a lot about people who are working on the 'frontline' and these are people who truly are. We were so delighted to receive a nomination for them from a more senior NCHD colleague that we thought we'd create an extra category 'Shout Out Sunday'.
Our #FrontlineFriday today is dedicated to our infectious disease experts who combine excellent clinical care, strong public health advocacy and a calm, confidence-inspiring demeanour.
With the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), many people are experiencing uncertainty, fear and anxiety. It is important to not only be aware of our physical health during the outbreak, but also to be mindful of our mental health and well-being. Prof Blánaid Gavin and her colleagues in UCD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry have pulled together a collection of resources that Children, Parents and Mental Health Professionals may find useful.
The UCD Wellcome Trust Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) is now open and accepting applications for 2 schemes. Application deadline: 5pm, Thursday, 30th April 2020.
As the country ramps up its response to the Covid-19 pandemic emergency and many conclude their first week of self-isolation, we pause to give thanks to our heroes in public health and, in particular, the National Virus Reference Laboratory. We know that there will be many heroes of this emergency and we hope to profile some of them in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging and the British Medical Ultrasound Society on another highly successful ultrasound study day.
Congratulations to Dr Jaythoon Hassan (UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory) who was the Winner of this year’s Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award at the Irish Laboratory Awards. This award recognised her contribution to innovation, leadership and research, at both a national and international level.
Applications are now invited for the James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2020. Closing Date for Applications is 5pm on Monday 20th April 2020.
The UCD Clinical Research Centre offer a six month research placement at Ireland's leading academic clinical research facility through Fulbright US Scholar Program.
Our recently appointed UCD Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital, Prof Helen Heneghan reflects on her career journey, considers the challenges ahead and outlines her ambitions for UCD Surgery.
UCD School of Medicine seeks applications for the 2020 Dr Mary J Farrell Summer Studentship in General Practise Research. This SSRA was established in 2019 in memory of Dr Mary J Farrell (MB BCh BAO 1916, MD, MAO, DPH). The studentship commemorates the distinguished career of a much-loved general practitioner and UCD Medicine alumna who helped lay the foundations for modern general practice care in Ireland. This award was made possible through the kindness and generosity of her niece Patricia O’Kelly and the Farrell Family.
Three academic staff, Dr Thomas Flanagan, Dr Mark Pickering and Associate Professor Helen Gallagher were awarded funding under the UCD Leanring Enhancement Projects initiative.
UCD Researchers have published a review article in the leading physiology journal on oxygen and carbon dioxide sensing in mammals. The review was further highlighted for attention on the cover of the prestigious Physiological Reviews journal.
Research by PhD investigators at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction on improving the reliability of plasma glucose levels in the diagnosis of gestational diabetes has been commended in a recent Clinical Chemistry editorial. The three papers were key outputs of PhD research by Dr Niamh Daly and Dr Eimer O’Malley at the Coombe Women & Infants Hospital.