April 2020 | Aibreán 2020

Frontline Friday | Radiographers Rock!

Fri, 24 April 20 15:30

Continuing our series of Friday shout-outs to groups working at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic response, we'd like to give thanks to our excellent radiographers and radiography student whose work is central to diagnosis and treatment monitoring.

Medical Traineeship in Physiology

Tue, 21 April 20 15:02

UCD Physiology invites applications for its Medical Traineeships in Physiology.  MSc, PhD and MD scholarships are available across a range of research areas.  Successful candidates will undertake a graduate taught or research degree programme and gain experience teaching in small groups along with adding to their research portfolio.

Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy

Tue, 21 April 20 14:50

UCD Anatomy invite applications for Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy with studentship opportunities at PhD, MD or MCh. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students. 

SSRA Project Call Re-Opens

Tue, 21 April 20 14:25

The School SSRA team have re-opened their project submission portal for undergraduate student summer research project proposals for this summer.  We encourage faculty to submit proposals suitable for 8 week supervised student-led research as part of our popular Student Summer Research Awards scheme.

Frontline Friday | In Appreciation of Journalists & The Media

Fri, 17 April 20 19:14

Although the relationship between the Medical Profession and the Media can be at times tetchy, we would like to acknowledge the vital work of an inquisitive, challenging media in maintaining public confidence in strict social distancing measures and other societal restrictions for public health reasons.

Mr Thomas Lynch RIP

Fri, 10 April 20 19:33

We extend our condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of Mr Thomas Lynch, Chairman of the Ireland East Hospital Group and Chairman of the Mater Hospital who died recently.

The Guys* in the Lab

Fri, 10 April 20 18:42

Today’s #FrontLineFriday shout out goes to the fantastic folk beavering away in our laboratories, testing samples, preparing reagents, studying the disease and formulating putative therapies to combat the coronavirus.  Whatever role you played in helping those at the frontline, we salute your efforts.  

A day in the life of a Covid-19 testing volunteer

Fri, 10 April 20 12:45

Mariam Marai, a PhD candidate and research assistant based in the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre in the Conway Institute, shares her experience of volunteering in the Covid-19 testing lab in St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Frontline Friday | Let's Hear it for the NCHD's

Fri, 3 April 20 17:09

Continuing our #FrontlineFriday shout outs, we'd like to decide this one to the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors across the country.  They are doctors at the frontline everyday and many nights.  Thanks for all you do.  Stay safe and mind each other.

Preparedness Paves the Way for Clinical Trials in COVID-19

Wed, 1 April 20 17:01

Professor Alistair Nichol is leading clinical trials with COVID-19 patients in intensive care that aim to determine the most suitable treatments against the pandemic virus.  In an interview with Dr Claire O'Connell, Prof Nichol describes this international trial and how researchers have prepared over the past decade for this eventuality.

Mental Health in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Wed, 1 April 20 11:54

Three Irish academic clinicians reflect on the current COVID-19 pandemic and its wider implications for our mental health.  Writing in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine, they describe why attention needs to be paid to the population’s mental health needs and outline actions which should be taken immediately to minimise the psychological and psychiatric impacts of this pandemic.