Inaugural Winner of Peter Dervan Memorial Medal Speaks About the Award

Thu, 26 February 15 08:58

“Be under no illusions about how highly competitive the process is, take it seriously and perhaps most importantly, choose a topic you love”, wise words from Joshua Belle, 4th year GEM student and inaugural winner of the Peter Dervan Memorial Medal (2014). The medal is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in cancer pathology in relation to combined GPA score in core medicine modules with a significant cancer pathology content, followed by a competitive viva voce. Here, Joshua relays his experience of competing for the medal and offers some advice for those considering following suit this year.

Mark English Takes Third National Title

Mon, 23 February 15 09:00

UCD Medicine Ad Astra Elite Athlete and European 800m bronze medallist, Mark English has begun this season in good form by winning his third Irish National Indoor Championships in Athlone and by securing a season’s best time as he finished in sixth place in a Grand Prix meeting in Birmingham to qualify for the European Championships in Prague next month.

What Lies Beneath - Probing New York’s Microbial Underbelly

Tue, 10 February 15 09:56

A group of international researchers, including scientists from UCD Academic Centre on Rare Diseases, have completed a fascinating study of the genomic flora contained within the New York subway system. 

UCD SMMS Students Can Now Undertake Clinical Training At Beacon Hospital

Mon, 9 February 15 08:58

The School welcomes the announcement made recently by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD that the UCD College of Health Sciences and the Beacon hospital seek to create the UCD Beacon Hospital Academy, which is hoped will become a comprehensive clinical teaching and research collaboration in health sciences.

Official Launch of New Student Facilities, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Mon, 9 February 15 14:14

Prof Patrick Murray has officially opened new student facilities at the Merrion Campus within within St Vincent's University Hospital.



World Cancer Day 2015: Treatment for All

Wed, 4 February 15 10:02

World Cancer Day 2015 emphasises the need for taking action and implementing what we already know in order to push the global fight against cancer to a whole new level. SMMS Alumnus, Dr Patricia Scanlan, is doing just that in Tanzania, East Africa.

Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Cancer? Pathology

Tue, 10 February 15 15:40

The Peter Dervan Memorial Medal for excellence in cancer pathology is awarded following a competitive viva voce to the student who demonstrates excellence in cancer pathology by achieving the highest combined GPA score in core medicine modules with a significant cancer pathology content.