January 2020 | Eanáir 2020

Maternal BMI in Successive Pregnancies

Sat, 25 January 20 13:56

Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction have published the results of a large longitudinal observational study examining changes in body mass index (BMI) of mothers between successive pregnancies.  The prevalence of obesity increased in all groups of women studies in the second pregnancy.  However, certain subgroups were identified as more likely to develop obesity.

Identifying New Cancer Drug Targets

Fri, 24 January 20 15:46

SBI Researchers and their international collaborators have identified what they believe is a streamlined approach to identifying novel anti-cancer targets in colorectal cancer cells.  It is hoped that their findings, published recently in Nature Communications, will lead to better understanding of RAS signalling and mutations and in combination with computational network modelling will improve the screening of new therapies.

PEPTIC Study Published

Tue, 21 January 20 09:56

An international research consortium has published a major study comparing different stress ulcer prophylaxis strategies in mechanically ventilated patients within intensive care units.  The study outcome alters the current risk balance and is expected to a change in clinical practice in most Irish ICUs.

Deadline Extended for UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway

Sat, 11 January 20 20:19

Please be aware that the closing date for applications under the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway have been extended until the 31st January 2020.  Applications are now invited for first-time appointment, re-appointment or promotion within the 2020 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.  Applications should be submitted to the relevant Section Leader and copied to clinicalpathway@ucd.ie.  The outcome of the review is expected to report out by May 2020.

School Welcomes Two New Professorial Appointments

Mon, 6 January 20 13:19

The School is delighted to announce formally the appointment of two new full professors with the appointment of Prof Yvonne O'Meara as UCD Full Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Prof Helen Heneghan as UCD Full Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's University Hospital.

School Appoints Nine Ad Astra Fellows

Mon, 23 December 19 16:53

The School is delighted to announce the appointment of nine new academic fellows as part of the University‚Äôs Ad Astra strategic initiative to recruit high-potential early-stage academic staff.  We present a short profile of each of our new colleagues here and will be showcasing their research interests through a School seminar series during this academic year.