UCD Investigator leads Irish participation in a COVID-19 clinical trial among patients in intensive care units across the country as part of a global research effort to tackle the pandemic. The participation is made possible through funding from the Health Research Board to the Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Network.
One cohort of people whose tireless work often goes unrecognised are the Interns. We often hear a lot about people who are working on the 'frontline' and these are people who truly are. We were so delighted to receive a nomination for them from a more senior NCHD colleague that we thought we'd create an extra category 'Shout Out Sunday'.
Our #FrontlineFriday today is dedicated to our infectious disease experts who combine excellent clinical care, strong public health advocacy and a calm, confidence-inspiring demeanour.
With the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), many people are experiencing uncertainty, fear and anxiety. It is important to not only be aware of our physical health during the outbreak, but also to be mindful of our mental health and well-being. Prof Blánaid Gavin and her colleagues in UCD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry have pulled together a collection of resources that Children, Parents and Mental Health Professionals may find useful.
The UCD Wellcome Trust Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) is now open and accepting applications for 2 schemes. Application deadline: 5pm, Thursday, 30th April 2020.
As the country ramps up its response to the Covid-19 pandemic emergency and many conclude their first week of self-isolation, we pause to give thanks to our heroes in public health and, in particular, the National Virus Reference Laboratory. We know that there will be many heroes of this emergency and we hope to profile some of them in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging and the British Medical Ultrasound Society on another highly successful ultrasound study day.
Congratulations to Dr Jaythoon Hassan (UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory) who was the Winner of this year’s Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award at the Irish Laboratory Awards. This award recognised her contribution to innovation, leadership and research, at both a national and international level.
Applications are now invited for the James B. Coakley Medal for Dissection 2020. Closing Date for Applications is 5pm on Monday 20th April 2020.