June 2015 | Meitheamh 2015

Berkeley Tragedy | Message to Students

Wed, 17 June 15 22:06

Message to our Students from the Dean of Medicine

Dear Student,
It is with great sadness that I confirm the heart-breaking news that two of our Stage 3 UCD Medicine students, Eimear Walsh and Lorcán Miller, were among the six students who lost their lives in the tragedy that occurred in Berkeley, California yesterday. May they Rest in Peace. Several other students were physically injured and remain hospitalised, and many others have been deeply affected by this event. Our sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with all of the young victims of this disaster and their families and friends.

You will have just received a communication from Deputy Registrar Prof. Bairbre Redmond, with important information concerning UCD supports that are available to you.  In addition to the UCD events and supports highlighted by Prof. Redmond, please see below a number of other UCD suggested contacts for assistance in coping with the recent tragedy in Berkeley.

Student Adviser

Ms. Carl Lusby

C216 Health Sciences Centre


Ph: +353 1 716 6632

Email: carl.lusby@ucd.ie



Fr. Leon O’Giollain

B3.02 Health Sciences Centre


Ph: +353 1 716 6495

Email: leon.ogiollain@ucd.ie


Student Counselling Service

UCD Student Health Service

Above the Student Union Office in the Student Centre

(Building 70 on UCD campus map)

Ph:  +353 1 716 3133 / 34


UCD Students’ Union

Ms. Clare O’Connor

Ph: +353 1 716 3117

Email:  welfare@ucdsu.ie



Ph: 1850 60 90 90

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Text Message Support: 087 260 9090


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.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Patrick Murray

Dean of Medicine and Head of School