Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction at the Coombe Womens and Infants University Hospital propose a novel four parameter bedside index for the early identification of maternal sepsis. Their retrospective audit of 73 cases where women in a single maternity hospital were admitted with suspected severe maternal infection suggests that the assessment tool has the potential to help identify a presepsis stage before signficant organ damage occurs.
The 2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Commencement ‘White Coat’ Ceremony took place in UCD O’Reilly Hall on Wednesday 13th February 2019. A key milestone for our medical students, the ceremony marks the formal transition from a predominantly class room-based education to full immersion into clinical training at our affiliated teaching hospitals and with general practices in the community. UCD Medicine alumna and President of Medical Council, Dr Rita Doyle gave an inspiring keynote address drawing on her career as a GP, an educator and the head of the statutory medicine regulatory authority.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new graduate entry BSc (Hons) in Radiography programme with enrolment commencing September 2019. This accelerated learning programme by Ireland’s national training centre for diagnostic imaging has been introduced to address the anticipated workforce needs of the Irish health system. Closing date for receipt of applications is 1st May 2019.
The UCD Centre for Arthritis Research have secured a rare chance to name an important gene which is associated with the development of several important autoimmune conditions. This opportunity has arisen in recognition of their research in the functional significance of the gene, C5orf30 and its linkage to tissue damage.
Always an important event for UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging, this year’s European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2019) will see a record attendance by the UCD group at Europe's largest radiology and radiography meeting in Vienna from the 27th February to the 3rd March 2019.
To mark World Cancer Day, five school and community choirs combined for a concert highlighting cancer awareness featuring Irish singer/songwriter Don Mescall. This lunchtime concert followed an educational session earlier in the morning at the Conway Institute involving personal stories of those whose lives have been affected by cancer, as well as talks from researchers focusing on new ways of diagnosing and treating cancer.