International Women’s Day 2023 - Networking Lunch

The School of Medicine celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 with a Networking Lunch held in the Kevin Barry Gallery in the Charles Institute.

The event, attended by staff and graduate research students, was opened by Associate Dean for EDI Associate Professor Marguerite Clyne. Dr. Clyne welcomed all attendees and outlined how important it was to celebrate IWD and introduced our newly appointed Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Impact in the School, Professor Catherine Godson.

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Professor Godson spoke about the importance of EDI in the workplace and highlighted the work of women researchers in the School, including two recent SFI Frontiers for the Future grant awardees - Assistant Professor Melinda Halasz and Assistant Professor Carol Aherne. Also, Assistant Professor Fiona McGillicuddy, who was project lead in the team that won the UCD Start-up of the Year Award for Met Health, an emerging medtech start-up venture focused on transforming obesity care.

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Posters were on display showcasing some of the work of the EDI committee and the Athena SWAN self-assessment team who are currently working on an application for the School to renew our bronze award. Attendees were able to submit their responses to questions posed on a mood board about how the EDI committee can best support them.

The School is committed to its EDI strategic objectives and the committee is always open to ideas and feedback:

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