Deadline Extended for UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway

Sat, 11 January 20 20:19

Please be aware that the closing date for applications under the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway have been extended until the 31st January 2020.  Applications are now invited for first-time appointment, re-appointment or promotion within the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  Applications should be submitted to the relevant Section Leader and copied to  The outcome of the review is expected to report out by May 2020.

School Welcomes Two New Professorial Appointments

Mon, 6 January 20 13:19

The School is delighted to announce formally the appointment of two new full professors with the appointment of Prof Yvonne O'Meara as UCD Full Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Prof Helen Heneghan as UCD Full Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital.

School Appoints Nine Ad Astra Fellows

Mon, 23 December 19 16:53

The School is delighted to announce the appointment of nine new academic fellows as part of the University’s Ad Astra strategic initiative to recruit high-potential early-stage academic staff.  We present a short profile of each of our new colleagues here and will be showcasing their research interests through a School seminar series during this academic year.

International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Signalling

Tue, 17 December 19 11:32

Congratulations to Dr Eoin Cummins who organised a very successful international conference on carbon dioxide signalling recently.  The meeting on 'Carbon Dioxide Detection in Biological Systems' explored common themes of carbon dioxide sensing between plant and animal kingdoms as well as clinical challenges posed by hypercapnia.

UCD Intern Career Advice Day

Mon, 16 December 19 11:01

The UCD Intern Network held a very sucessful Career Advice Day on Sat 9th Nov 19 in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre at the Mater Hospital.  Over 95 UCD interns attended keynote presentations and took part in practice interviews as they plan their careers in medicine on successful completion of their intern training programme.  Our sincere thanks to the many staff who gave generously of their time to assist the next generation of doctors in Ireland.

Updated Research and Professional Development Plan

Mon, 16 December 19 10:14

Please be aware that UCD Graduate Studies has a new updated version of the Research and Professional Development Planning document (RPDP).  This document is now one of the mandatory ones that the Transfer Assessment Panel will base its judgement on when determining if a PhD student progresses from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of a Doctoral programme, or a Research Master’s Degree Student transfers to a PhD Programme.   

Group Photo Competition

Mon, 2 December 19 16:39

As an exercise in getting to know each other better, we invite students and staff to submit their group photo and a short description of what defines them as a group to by Fri 20th Dec 19.

Online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Enrolling

Sat, 30 November 19 21:19

Now enrolling online Grad Cert in Clinical Trials.  This 8 mth course is delivered by the UCD Clinical Research Centre, Ireland's leading academic clinical research centre. 

UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2019/2020

Fri, 29 November 19 09:00

Applications are now invited for first-time appointment, re-appointment or promotion within the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  Applications should be submitted to the relevant Section Leader by Monday 6th January 2020.  The outcome of the review is expected to report out by May 2020.

Prof Mary Horgan Honoured with UCD Alumni Award

Fri, 22 November 19 17:55

Congratulations to Prof Mary Horgan, President of the RCPI who has been honoured with the 2019 UCD Alumni Award in the category of Health & Agricultural Sciences.  The 1986 alumna has been recognised by her peers for her leadership role in reversing the downward trend in HPV vaccine update and for her career in infectious disease medicine.

UCD Alumni Appointed to National Screening Committee

Fri, 15 November 19 18:19

The Minister for Health has appointed Prof Niall O'Higgins, Emeritus UCD Professor of Surgery as Chair of the National Screening Advisory Committee.  There were a number of UCD Medicine alumni included in the twenty person multi-disciplinary committee. 

16 New Genes Linked to Diabetic Kidney Disease

Thu, 14 November 19 21:00

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. 

UCD Team Names Rheumatoid Arthritis Gene

Thu, 14 November 19 17:04

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.

Medical Negligence - A View from the Bench

Wed, 13 November 19 18:47

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.

SSRA 2020 News

Tue, 12 November 19 11:58

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.

Major Milestone in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Mon, 4 November 19 16:16

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. 

SBI Participation in Major European Research Network

Fri, 1 November 19 18:39

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.

Strong SBI Performance at HAI Meeting

Sat, 19 October 19 19:09

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 | Call for Posters

Thu, 17 October 19 18:37

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.

School Receives Athena SWAN Award

Thu, 10 October 19 11:22

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.