February 2017 | Feabhra 2017

International Clinical Trial Shows Drug Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Fri, 24 February 17 10:12

The drug, liraglutide 3.0 mg may reduce diabetes risk by 80% in individuals with obesity and prediabetes according to the findings of an international study published today in The LancetProfessor Carel le Roux from the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre, UCD School of Medicine and Fellow, UCD Conway Institute is an obesity specialist and the corresponding author on this article.

Physiology Medical Traineeship programme

Thu, 23 February 17 15:06

UCD School of Medicine Physiology Medical Traineeship Programme recruitment process for 2017 / 2018 has now commenced. We are seeking suitable individuals interested in undertaking a graduate research degree. Closing Date for applications is Friday 31st March 2017 (5pm).  

Traineeships in Human Anatomy and Reproductive Medicine

Tue, 14 February 17 17:45

UCD Human Anatomy has announced a number of traineeships including Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy and PhD scholarships in Reproductive Medicine. 

2017 Clinical Commencement Ceremony

Thu, 23 February 17 13:41

Now firmly established as a key event in our academic calendar, the 2017 Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place on Friday 17th February 2017 in UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield.  A key milestone for our students, it marks the point of full immersion into clinical training at our hospital sites or in the community. 

New Associate Deans Appointed

Sun, 12 February 17 17:04

Professor Patrick Murray has announced the appointment of Associate Professor Suzanne Donnelly as Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation and Dr Jonathan McNulty as Associate Dean for Graduate Taught Studies.  Both are ex officio members of the School Executive Management Committee and the School Management Team.  The Dean has also appointed Dr Cliona McGovern, Director of Admissions to the School Management Team.


Medical Genetics Research Success

Sat, 11 February 17 12:06

There was recent research success for Irish medical geneticists with two studies published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.  The study of a child with a de novo chromosomal translocation and craniosynostosis featured on the front cover of the journal's January edition. Our researchers also published the first cross-border epidemiology study of the incidence of fragile X syndrome across the island.

PMC Appoint New Vice President & Registrar

Wed, 8 February 17 08:00

Penang Medical College have announced the appointment of Professor David Whitford as its new Vice-President (Academic Affairs) & Registrar following the retirement of Prof Kevin B. Nolan.