October 2017 | Deireadh Fómhair 2017

Focus on Female Genital Mutilation

Tue, 31 October 17 16:28

Dr Cliona McGovern presented on Female Genital Mutilation in Northern Kenya at UCD Breakout Research on "Human Rights in Focus".  The aim of this research is to learn from very different cultures in order to assist medical practitioners in Ireland to help patients who have undergone FGM. 

Mr Simon Fitzmaurice RIP

Sun, 29 October 17 01:14

The School was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Irish writer and film-maker Simon Fitzmaurice.  A powerful participant in our 'Care in Medicine' series, Simon inspired our students with his wisdom, determination, humour and love.

Kathleen Lynn Children's Hospital?

Fri, 27 October 17 14:58

It is nearly 100 years since Dr Kathleen Lynn first proposed building a national tertiary paediatric hospital.  We sincerely hope that the hospital is built promptly, properly and resourced to deliver the country's ambition. A number of staff and alumni have suggested that the new hospital be named after the distinguished UCD Medicine alumna, who founded our first national children's hospital.

Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development

Sat, 28 October 17 22:34

Clinical Research Development Ireland offer an online module entitled 'Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development'.

HIV Molecular Research Featured at International Conferences

Fri, 27 October 17 18:36

UCD HMRG had a strong showing at two prestigious international conferences being held concurrently in Milan this week, the 19th international Workshop on Co-morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions (IWCADR) and the 16th European AIDS Clinical Society Conference (EACS). These conferences are the foremost conferences in HIV and Co-Morbidities in Europe in 2017. HMRG researchers presented a total of 10 abstracts, with 6 oral presentations covering issues relating to bone disease, dyslipidaemia, quality of life and clinical trials of new antiretroviral agents for the management of HIV, in collaboration with colleagues across the globe.

AUDGPI Academic Primary Care Career Development Conference

Fri, 27 October 17 22:59

The AUDGPI Academic Primary Care Career Development Conference is now open for registrations. The conference will be of interest to colleagues who are working in academic primary care or who are interested in getting started on such a career and will provide insights on how to get started on an academic career, outline teaching and research opportunities, how to undertake a higher (research) degree and how to source research funding.

Genomic Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Wed, 25 October 17 14:52

Genome Medicine Ireland has launched a genomic research study with two leading Dublin hospitals to identify genetic markers that can help diagnose, predict disease severity and identify personalised treatments for people with inflammatory bowel disease. 

Student Success at EGPRN Meeting

Fri, 27 October 17 22:09

Congratulations to Ross Murtagh (Stage 2 Medicine) whose SSRA17 research project took the best poster award for the integrated HCV care category at the European General Practice Research Network in Croke Park.

Irish Medical Students win European Neurology Competition

Mon, 23 October 17 16:54

A team of Irish medical students took the inaugural 'The Move' European Neurology competition at the Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris – the birthplace of modern day neurology.   This innovative simulation training approach developed by Prof Emmanuel Flamand-Roze, endeavours to overcome neurophobia among medical students by providing them with a neurology semiologica approach to learning.  

UCD Allergan Innovation Awards

Wed, 11 October 17 14:17

Congratulations to two UCD investigators who have won the inaugural University College Dublin (UCD) Allergan Innovation Awards in recognition of their innovative research potential.

UCD Alumnus Awarded Steevens' Scholarship

Tue, 10 October 17 18:19

Congratulations to Dr Eavan McGovern (UCD Medicine 2007) who was recently awarded a Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship.  This prestigious award is given annually to Specialist or Senior Registrars with strong track records in achievement. Dr McGovern has commenced a one year Clinical Fellowship in Transitional Care Neurology in the Brain and Spine Institute, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France.


2017 Student Summer Research Awards

Sat, 7 October 17 14:42

The 2017 Student Summer Research Awards took place on the 4th Oct 17 at the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science. There was a high standard of oral presentations by the eight student finalists who conducted 8-week research projects at UCD and at our clinical and international affiliates. 

Older Stored Blood as Safe as Fresher Blood for Transfusions in Critically Ill Adults

Fri, 6 October 17 16:33

The TRANSFUSE clinical trial study shows that the age of transfused blood cells does not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults and will help end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically ill patients.