The UCD Governing Authority has approved the establishment of the UCD Centre for Experimental Pathogen Host Research (CEPHR) at its meeting of 21st June 2019 under the University’s statutes. CEPHR brings together researchers and research groups from across UCD who focus on infection-related research. Led by Professor Patrick Mallon, the academic research centre replaces the existing Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) and incorporates the HIV Molecular Research Group along with affiliated researchers working in the field within UCD.
Applications are now being invited for four innovative and popular graduate taught programmes in clinical research, commencing September 2019. Run by Ireland's leading clinical research centre, full-time, part-time and distance learning programme options are available.
A first-year UCD radiography student developed an app to identify where people are sleeping rough, and believes it could help save lives.
The UCD School of Medicine has announced appointments and promotions under the 2018/2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway. During this academic year, a total of 78 applications have been received comprising 39 first time appointments, 30 applications for promotion and 9 individuals seeking re-appointment at the same academic rank. Of the 30 applications for advancement under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, 20 individuals were successfully promoted to a higher academic rank including four at UCD Full Clinical Professor.
The 2019 UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday 14th June 2019. A total of 36 graduands were conferred with undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Radiography degrees by UCD President Prof Andrew J Deeks. A further 40 radiographers were conferred with postgraduate degrees including MSc in MRI (13), MSc in Ultrasound (25) and PhD in Radiography (2). A selection of student medals and prizes were also presented.
We were delighted to welcome Patricia O'Kelly, other family and friends of distinguished alumna Dr Mary J Farrell (UCD Medicine 1916) for the presentation of the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal in General Practice and the establishment of a Community Care Scholarship fund.
An honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris causa was conferred on Dr Kate Coleman (UCD Physiology 1987) at the UCD Medicine 2019 Conferrings recently. The degree award was given in recognition of Dr Coleman’s extensive philanthropic efforts in Africa which has resulted in the provision of accessible, expert, ophthalmic care and over 250,000 sight-restoring surgical procedures.
We extend our sympathies to the family, friends and former colleagues of Dr Pádraig Carney (UCD Medicine 1951) who passed away recently. A distinguished and successful obstetrician and gynaecologist, the 'Flying Doctor' is perhaps best known as a two time All Ireland winning Mayo Footballer.
UCD Medicine Alumnus and former Dean of Medicine, Prof Bill Powderly has been appointed Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University Medical School in St Louis. The NIH-funded centre seeks to advance the adoption of clinical and translational sciences findings into disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The 2019 UCD Medicine Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield on Thursday 6thJune 2019 with 289 graduands conferred with undergraduate, graduate masters or doctoral degrees. The University also conferred Dr Kate Coleman with an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris causa in recognition her philanthropic work in Africa which has seen eyesight being restored to over half a million people. A selection of subject-specific medals and prizes were also awarded including the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal for General Practice named in honour of a distinguished UCD Medicine alumna.
On the 14th June and 15th June 2019, the ninth U21 European UN SDG student workshop took place. UCD’s Ms Nadia D’Alton (Health Sciences Programme Office Director), as members of the U21 UN SDG Strategy Working Group, was pleased to host the workshop at University College Dublin.