The University wishes to pay tribute to Professor Powderly as outgoing Head of School, Dean of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer, Dublin Academic Medical Centre with a programme of academic events which take place in UCD Health Science Centre on Thursday 20th December 2012 from 1-6pm.
Our students avail of highly-prized elective opportunities at home and abroad. These electives allow students to explore in further depth topics of relevance to their degree programme. As part of our summer elective series, medicine student Emma Dunne reflects on her time at Lankenau Medical Centre, Philadelphia
Ireland has a relatively high level of rare diseases, and sometimes the genetic variations that underlie them are not found anywhere else in the world. But by analysing genes from Irish families with rare diseases a UCD study, funded by the HRB, has been identifying new genes responsible for rare disorders, and developing easier ways to diagnose conditions, screen for carriers and help genetic counselling.
HRB research shows patients would be three or four times more likely to survive sudden cardiac arrest outside hospital. The MERIT project, based at UCD, suggests that hundreds of lives could be saved in Ireland each year if GPs are equipped with defibrillators and trained to use them to intervene rapidly when someone has sudden cardiac arrest.
Three teams based at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science raised a collective total of €8,117 for prostate cancer research and awareness as part of the Movember 2012 campaign. The team included Professor Bill Watson, Principal Investigator at the Prostate Cancer Research Consortium.