November 2015 | Samhain 2015

UCD Students Win 2015 Jack Flanagan Medal

Tue, 10 November 15 11:09

Winning UCD Team with their Clinical Tutors (L-R) Dr Aoife Leahy, Sean Kelleher, Cathal O'Leary, Meabh Peacock, Nathaniel McHugh and Dr Brian Drumm.

Congratulations to the UCD Student Team who won the 2015 Jack Flanagan Medal in Gerontology, the annual Intervarsity competition between Irish Medical Schools.  The winning UCD Team included Sean Kelleher, Cathal O'Leary, Meabh Peacock and Nathaniel McHugh, supported by UCD Clinical Tutors Dr Aoife Leahy and Dr Brian Drumm. 

The Jack Flanagan Medal in Gerontology competition pays tribute to Ireland's eminent geriatrician, Dr. Jack Flanagan (UCD 1943), who was one of the first doctors in Ireland to specialise in contemporary geriatric medicine. The competition was hosted by 2014 winners, University College Cork and included an audience comprising consultant geriatricians, geriatricians and medical students.

The UCD team saw off competition from Trinity College, University College Cork, University of Limerick, National University of Ireland Galway and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  

We look forward to hosting the 2016 competition and welcoming members of Dr Flanagan's family to the event.

Jack Flanagan Medal 2015 - Winning Team - 540 x 511

Winning UCD Team comprising (L-R) Nathaniel McHugh, Sean Kelleher, Cathal O'Leary and Meabh Peacock
Jack Flanagan Medal 2015 - Winning Team + Hosts - 540 x 511
Winning UCD Team with their UCC Hosts (L-R) Dr Paul Gallagher (Consultant Geriatrician and UCC Senior Lecturer in Medicine), Sean Kelleher, Meabh Peacock, Prof Denis O'Mahony (UCC), Cathal O'Leary, Nathaniel McHugh and Dr Amanda Lavan (SpR, Geriatric Medicine UCC)