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UCD Clinical Trials Masterclass

Sun, 18 November 18 15:53

A UCD Masterclass Programme was open to all Academic Track interns from around the country was held on Saturday, 8th September in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7.  This Masterclass is a formal teaching event facilitated by the UCD Intern Network and the UCD Clinical Research Centre supporting the Academic Track Intern Programme with the aim of fostering participants curiosity in pursuing a career as an academic clinician.

Academic Track Internship, 2018/2019

Sun, 18 November 18 15:45

The UCD Intern Network has four Academic Track Intern posts for 2018/2019,  These UCD Academic Track Interns rotate through Medicine for the Elderly, Gastroenterology and Orthopaedics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital encompassing a three- month rotation for Clinical Research.

UCD Academic Appointed Ethicist to the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians

Sat, 17 November 18 16:48

Dr Cliona McGovern has been appointed as an ethicist to the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians where she will be a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee (SEC).

UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2019 | Open for Applications

Wed, 14 November 18 15:59

The School is delighted to welcome applications for first time appointment, re-appointment or advancement within the 2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  This adjunct academic appointment scheme recognises the contribution of our clinical faculty who lead or support both our teaching and our research programmes across our clinical training network.

Help Us to Prepare

Mon, 12 November 18 14:53

The PREPARE group at the UCD School of Medicine are currently seeking members to join a public panel to guide its research on flu preparedness. This panel will meet 4-6 times a year to learn about and discuss epidemics and critical care research; advise on elements of the research process, and; improve the relevance and acceptability of critical care research design. The public panel will be of interest to individuals who'd like to learn more about epidemics and advise on the design of critical care research. The group are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have experience (themselves/family member) of intensive care settings.

Dr Rhona Mahony honoured with UCD Alumni Award

Sun, 4 November 18 17:26

We are delighted to report that Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street is being honoured by the University in the 2018 UCD Alumni Awards.  The award will be presented to Dr Mahony at the 2019 UCD Alumni Awards event in UCD O'Reilly Hall on Friday 9th November 2018. 

Better Together | Transforming Arthritis Research in Ireland

Fri, 2 November 18 09:00

The first national arthritis research conference open to the public, medical professionals and academics took place today (Friday 2nd November 2018 in University College Dublin.

Prof Butler Honoured with Kathleen Lynn Medal

Thu, 1 November 18 14:40

The RCPI have awarded the inaugural Kathleen Lynn Medal to Prof Karina Butler, consultant paediatrician and specialist in infectious disease specialist at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.  

New Gel for Treatment of EB

Tue, 30 October 18 13:22

Researchers at the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology have developed a new gel that could one day drastically improve the quality of life of those living with the rare skin disease Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Dr Ariane Watson wins 2018 UCD Conway Festival gold medal

Tue, 30 October 18 12:08

Our researchers were well represented among the winners at the 2018 UCD Conway Research Festival.  Dr Ariane Watson, post-doctoral research fellow at Systems Biology Ireland took the Gold Medal.  Medical Device Engineer and former School researcher, Dr Nicky Bertollo won first prize in the 2018 UCD Allergan Innovation Award competition with runner-up prize going to Dr Barbara Hughes from Prof Sabine Koelle's research group.

New Hope for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Tue, 30 October 18 11:11

Phase II clinical studies of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Triple Therapy, published recently in the NEJM, shows promise in patients with at least one copy of the F508del gene mutation, the most common cause of the illness.

Early Prophylactic Hypothermia Doesn’t Improve TBI Outcomes

Fri, 26 October 18 16:25

A ten year multi-centred Phase III randomised clinical trail has demonstrated that early prophylactic hypothermia compared with normothermia did not improve neurological outcomes at 6 months for patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

Phase II recAP Data for Sepsis-associated Acute Kidney Injury

Thu, 25 October 18 21:17

An international research team exploring the development of recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase (recAP) for the treatment of inflammatory diseases published data on the recently completed STOP-AKI Phase II study of recAP in the treatment of sepsis-associated Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).  The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and were presented at both the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in Paris and at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week in San Diego.

Ultrasound Study Day 2018

Wed, 24 October 18 15:45

The UCD Ultrasound team in conjunction with the British Medical Ultrasound Society held a highly successful ultrasound study day on Sat 13th Oct 18 at UCD Health Sciences Centre.  This fourth high profile study day was well received by the 200 delegates and demonstrates the ongoing need for continuous professional development activities in the field. 

NUI Honours Prof Michael Earley

Fri, 12 October 18 16:51

The National University of Ireland conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine on Prof Michael Earley, distinguished plastic and reconstruction surgeon and UCD Clinical Professor at the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.

Student Reflection | Research in Malawi

Fri, 12 October 18 14:21

Master Chisale has just completed his MSc by research on childhood pneumonia in the community in Malawi.  He spoke about what he has learned when undertaking this research in UCD. While TB receives much attention nationally and globally, Master feels that childhood pneumonia is a neglected condition even though it is a very common in Malawi. 

Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development

Fri, 12 October 18 09:39

CRDI invite expressions of interest for their online module entitled 'Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development'.  The module is free of charge for UCD postgraduate students and staff. Closing date: 18 Nov 18. 

2019 Medical Intern Training

Mon, 8 October 18 19:00

Information regarding the HSE application process for the 2019 Medical Intern training programme will be launched on the 19th October 2018.  Please note that the expected closing date for applications is Tuesday 30th October 2018.  Information is also available regarding the 2019 Intern Employment Eligibility Test.

Mimicking Nature to Treat Vascular Disease

Fri, 5 October 18 15:11

Copying the activity of molecules found naturally in the body could provide a new approach to treating vascular disease in diabetes, a new study involving our researchers at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre has found.  

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus Launched

Thu, 27 September 18 15:59

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), formerly Penang Medical College (PMC) was officially launched by Minister Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills.  The institution’s upgrade to Foreign University Branch Campus was approved by the Malaysian MOE in March this year and represents an important milestone in the development of our Malaysia campus.