April 2015 | Aibreán 2015

Minister English Announces Over €30 Million SFI Investment in Scientific Research

Tue, 28 April 15 14:19

UCD’s Prof Martin Steinhoff and Prof Fiona Doohan among those whose research projects have been granted SFI support. Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Investigators Programme will provide funding over a four to five year period, for 23 research projects involving over 100 researchers. Funding for each project will range from €500,000 to €2.3 million.

New Irish Research Prompts UCD Professor to Call for Updated National Folic Acid Awareness Campaign

Tue, 21 April 15 07:26

The findings of new research studies relating to levels of folic acid supplementation by women in Ireland have prompted Professor Michael Turner, UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, to call for an updated public health campaign be mounted as a matter of urgency.

Second Edition of Student Medical Journal Launched

Wed, 15 April 15 18:00

The second edition of the UCD Student Medical Journal launched with a healthcare discussion forum in the UCD Fitzgerald Debating Chamber in the UCD Student Centre.  This second edition of the student-run and student-edited medical journal presents student content of the highest standard, from original research to scientific reviews to healthcare features. Topics in this edition included clinical trial participation, food poverty and health, MSM blood donations and gestational diabetes. 

James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2015

Thu, 16 April 15 12:32

James B. Coakley was Professor of Anatomy at University College Dublin from 1962 – 1988. To honour his distinguished career and his dedication to anatomy teaching, the Coakley Medal is awarded for the best dissection of a given body part. Applications are now invited for this highly sought after award that will provide a small select number of students a privileged opportunity to work with a precious educational resource. 

Ministerial Visit to Coombe Hospital

Mon, 6 April 15 08:00

The Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar TD visited the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital recently to launch an important clinical practice guideline and to see first-hand, an initiative aimed at preventing gestational diabetes in pregnant women.