June 2015 | Meitheamh 2015

UCD Malaysian Society Receives Prestigious Award

Tue, 30 June 15 10:53

The United Kingdom & Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) Awarded UCD Malaysian Society the “UKEC Best Malaysian Night 2015 in UK and Ireland”. 

5th Annual U21 United Nations Development Goals Workshop

Mon, 8 June 15 09:51

On the 5th and 6th of June, a group of 12 students - drawn from across the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Physiotherapy and the School of Nursing and Midwifery - attended the 5th Annual U21 United Nations Development Goals Workshop, which was hosted by Lund University. 

Prof Michael Turner Addresses Oireachtas Committee on Health

Fri, 26 June 15 20:43

Following a national media campaign in April of this year, Professor Michael Turner, UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Director, UCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital was last week invited to make a statement to the Oireachtas Committee on Health on the pregnancy complication of Neural Tube Defects which is a major public health issue of national importance. 

Come On Ye Docs in Green!

Sat, 27 June 15 21:09

A team of UCD Medicine graduates make history by being the first Irish team to take part in the 2015 World Medical Football Championships at Long Beach, California. We profile here the Irish players taking part in this week long World Cup-styled competition which also features 600 physicians from around the world.

Berkeley Tragedy | Funeral Arrangements

Mon, 22 June 15 17:54

Funeral arrangements for the three UCD students who died tragically in Berkeley, California have been confirmed.  The Dean of Medicine will attend each of the three separate funerals along with School and University staff.  The Dean has re-iterated the student support services which are available to any student who has been affected by this tragedy.

Berkeley Tragedy | Message to Students

Wed, 17 June 15 22:06

A message to UCD Medicine students, their friends and families from the Dean of Medicine, Prof Patrick Murray.  It is important that we in the UCD School of Medicine community support each other, and particularly Eimear and Lorcán’s classmates, during this very difficult time.  Please do not hesitate to ask for support from the School at any time.

Berkeley Tragedy

Wed, 17 June 15 21:38

We are all deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic accident in Berkeley, San Francisco yesterday.  Six Irish students lost their lives and three were from our own UCD community.  We extend our condolences to the families and friends of Niccolai Schuster, 2nd year BA History and Politics, Eimear Walsh and Lorcán Miller, both 3rd year Medicine.  We also send our sympathies to the families of Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke and Ashley Donohoe.

Prof Bernard Kinane, Honorary Fellow

Wed, 10 June 15 18:32

Professor Bernard Kinane (UCD Medicine 1983), Associate Chief for Education and Director, Paediatric Sleep Programme at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard School of Medicine was awarded the title of UCD School of Medicine Honorary Fellow at the 2015 UCD Medicine Gala Dinner.  The citation address by Dean, Professor Patrick Murray is reproduced here.

Doctor of Science honoris causa

Wed, 10 June 15 13:34

Distinguished UCD alumnus Professor Fergus Shanahan (UCD Medicine 1977) was conferred with a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa at the 2015 UCD Medicine Conferring which took place on Monday 8th June 2015 at UCD O'Reilly Hall, Belfield.  Prof Shanahan is Professor of Medicine in University College Cork and consultant gastroenterologist at Cork University Hospital.  In a stellar research career, Prof Shanahan has published more than 470 scientific papers, has been recognised by many institutions nationally and internationally.  At UCC, Prof Shanahan has established the multi-disciplinary Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre which has been ranked 2nd in the world in this area of research.

Teachers of the Year 2015

Mon, 8 June 15 17:16

Academic and support staff were recognised at the UCD Medicine 2015 Gala Dinner with awards presented by UCD President, Prof Andrew Deeks.

Student Awards 2015

Mon, 8 June 15 18:38

A number of student medals and awards were presented at the UCD Medicine 2015 Gala Dinner which took place on Monday 8th June 2015 at UCD O'Reilly Hall, Belfield.

Four Generations of UCD Medicine Graduates

Tue, 9 June 15 17:00

We were delighted to welcome the McCarthy family to the 2015 UCD Medicine Conferring.  The McCarthy Clan now includes four successive generations of UCD Medicine graduates comprising Dr Grace Kenny (UCD Medicine 2015), her mother Professor Geraldine McCarthy, her grandfather Dr Donal McCarthy and great grandfather, the late Dr Charles McCarthy.

2015 UCD Medicine Conferrings

Wed, 10 June 15 08:00

The 2015 UCD Medicine Conferring took place on Monday 8th June 2015 at UCD O'Reilly Hall, Belfield.  The ceremony,  led by UCD President Prof Andrew J Deeks, saw 225 undergraduate medicine and 29 nursing students be conferred with Bachelor degrees in Medicine and Nursing.  Research degrees were also conferred including 10 masters and 31 doctoral degree awards. An honorary degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa was conferred on Prof Fergus Shanahan (UCD Medicine 1977), Professor of Medicine at University College Cork.      

Undergraduate Membership of International Association of Hospice & Palliative Care

Sat, 6 June 15 16:00

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care announce a free one-year membership to undergraduate college/university students of any discipline.   Membership is valid for one year only and can be renewed annually at no cost as long as the undergraduate status is maintained and demonstrated.

Targeting Inflammation to Fight Obesity-related Diseases

Fri, 5 June 15 12:09

New research led by Conway Fellow, Professor Catherine Godson, University College Dublin and Professor Kumar Sharma University of California, San Diego shows that a molecule found in the body can protect against developing obesity-related diseases by slowing, and possibly reversing, inflammation.

UCD Lecturer Attends Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 50th Anniversary Event

Wed, 3 June 15 17:30

UCD Radiography Lecturer, Dr Michaela Davis, recently attended a special event at Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace of Blenheim Palace to mark the 50th anniversary of his living legacy – The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT). Dr Davis is herself one of 5,000 people to have been awarded a Travelling Fellowship since the inception of the Trust, 50 years ago.