UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science - News http://www.ucd.ie/medicine Recent news from UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science en-gb 15 <![CDATA[Sr Dr Maura Lynch RIP]]> We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and patients of Sr Dr Maura Lynch (UCD Medicine 1964) who died recently after 50 years of dedicated clinical and missionary service in Africa. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,399351,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,399351,en.html Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:38:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Major Research Development in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukaemia]]> Researchers at the National Children's Research Centre have contributed to a major breakthrough in juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia.  The international research group has identified three prognostic subgroups with unique molecular and clinical characteristics through analysis of DNA methylation.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398537,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398537,en.html Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for SSRA2018 Research Projects]]> The Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2018 is now open for project submission.  Proposals are sought for eight-week laboratory, clinical, patient-centred or educational research projects, to be undertaken by our undergraduate students  during Summer 2018.  Details of project submission and ethics approval are attached.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398304,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398304,en.html Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:28:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enrolment Commences in Neonatal Clinical Trial]]> Investigators at the National Maternity Hospital have commenced enrolment of neonatal babies into a European paediatric clinical trial investigating the use of prophylactic oropharyngeal surfactant to reduce the rate of endotracheal intubation for respiratory failure shortly after birth.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398220,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,398220,en.html Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:57:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Professional Diploma in Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound]]> The UCD Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging Group invites applications to its new online Professional Diploma in Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound.  Closing date for applications to the next intake is Friday 5th January 2018.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397837,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397837,en.html Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:15:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Our Graduate Taught Programmes]]> The School offers an extensive portfolio of over fifty graduate taught programmes ranging from certificate, through diploma, to master's level across a range of biomedical and clinical specialties.  Our programmes are designed to support continuous professional development of healthcare staff as well as provide specialist education to those working in healthcare support roles.  A number of our programmes are now enrolling for January 2018 start.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397742,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/january2018/title,397742,en.html Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[PMC Farewell 2017]]> The School held a Farewell Ceremony on 1st December 2017 for our students from Penang Medical College prior to their return to Malaysia where they will complete their clinical training.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397651,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397651,en.html Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Intern Career Study Day 2017]]> The UCD Intern Career Advice Day took place on Saturday, 18th November 2017 in the UCD Catherine McAuley Education & Research Centre.  With keynote presentations from a large academic and clinical faculty and series of practice interviews, we hope that our Interns found the event helpful in advance of their forthcoming BST applications.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,397608,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,397608,en.html Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:40:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Festschrift for Prof Ronan O'Connell]]> The School in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland held a Festschrift for Professor Ronan O’Connell, recently retired UCD Professor of Surgery and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Vincent’s University Hospital. The event accurately reflected the impressive body of work which Prof O’Connell has delivered throughout his career. He has inspired a generation of clinician scientists to follow in his footsteps and has brought considerable distinction to both the University and the School of Medicine through his academic scholarship.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397192,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397192,en.html Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:53:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD CEMS Conferrings 2017]]> The UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science 2017 Conferring Ceremony took place on Friday 15th December 2017 at UCD O’Reilly Hall.  Led by UCD President, Prof Andrew J Deeks, a total of 131 graduands were conferred with a Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Paramedic Studies), a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Advanced Paramedic Studies) or a Diploma in Military Medical Care.  The graduands include professional staff from the Dublin Fire Brigade, the National Ambulance Service and from the Irish Defence Forces.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397161,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,397161,en.html Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:46:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway Now Open]]> The School is pleased to announced that the 2017/2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway is now open for applications.  Now in its eleventh year, this highly successful adjunct appointment scheme recognises the contribution of clinical staff to our academic programmes.  Closing date for applications to Section Leaders is Wed 28 Feb 2018.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,396978,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/december2017/title,396978,en.html Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insufficient Folate Intake in Early Pregnancy]]> A third of women in Ireland are not meeting World Health Organisation recommended folate levels for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) in early pregnancy.  This was the key finding of a new report commissioned by safefood entitled ‘The folate status of pregnant women in the Republic of Ireland; the current position’. 

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<![CDATA[NUI Awards 2017]]> The University and School were well represented at the National University of Ireland Annual Awards Ceremony with our students claiming a number of the prize in medicine and science.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393718,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393718,en.html Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:34:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Dr Jonathan McNulty Elected President EFRS]]> Congratulations to Dr Jonathan McNulty who has been unanimously elected as President of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies.  Comprising 38 radiographer societies from 32 countries, the EFRS represents more than 100,000 radiographers and 8,000 radiography students in Europe.

 

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<![CDATA[Combination Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis]]> Patients with Cystic Fibrosis at St Vincent’s University Hospital took part in a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled phase 3 crossover clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ivacaftor alone and in combination with tezacaftor, a CF transmembrane conductance regulator.  Researchers believe that these combination therapies will extend the number of patients who can benefit from modulator therapies. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393687,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393687,en.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Optimising Folic Acid Supplementation]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction have examined the relationship between timing and duration of folic acid supplementation in achieving red blood cell folate levels in early pregnancy which are optimal for the prevention of neural tube defect.  Women planning a pregnancy should be advised to start FA supplementation at least 6 weeks before trying to conceive if they are to optimize their RBC folate levels.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393655,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393655,en.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:10:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for SSRA2018 Projects]]> We are delighted to announce that the Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2018 is open for project submission.  Proposals are sought for eight-week laboratory, clinical, patient-centred or educational research projects, to be undertaken by our undergraduate students within the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences and College of Engineering and Architecture during Summer 2018.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393519,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,393519,en.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:03:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Evaluation of Exercise to Manage Gestational Diabetes in Obese Mothers]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction conducted a randomised controlled trial evaluating the use of a medically supervised pregnancy exercise intervention in obese women as a strategy to improve maternal glycemia and gestational weight gain.  The study published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology showed that an intensive, medically supervised exercise intervention for obese women from early pregnancy did not improve maternal glycemia. Pregnant women who are obese, however, should be advised to exercise because it attenuates excessive gestational weight gain.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392898,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392898,en.html Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:27:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Competition | UCD Radiography Reaches Out]]> In advance of World Radiography Day 2017 which takes place on 8th November 2017, UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging launch 'UCD Radiography Reaches Out' a competition designed to celebrate imaging and UCD Radiography reach across the world.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392110,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/november2017/title,392110,en.html Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Focus on Female Genital Mutilation]]> Dr Cliona McGovern presented on Female Genital Mutilation in Northern Kenya at UCD Breakout Research on "Human Rights in Focus".  The aim of this research is to learn from very different cultures in order to assist medical practitioners in Ireland to help patients who have undergone FGM. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,393714,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,393714,en.html Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:28:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mr Simon Fitzmaurice RIP]]> The School was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Irish writer and film-maker Simon Fitzmaurice.  A powerful participant in our 'Care in Medicine' series, Simon inspired our students with his wisdom, determination, humour and love.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391796,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391796,en.html Sun, 29 Oct 2017 01:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development]]> Clinical Research Development Ireland offer an online module entitled 'Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development'.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391793,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391793,en.html Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:34:00 GMT
<![CDATA[AUDGPI Academic Primary Care Career Development Conference]]> The AUDGPI Academic Primary Care Career Development Conference is now open for registrations. The conference will be of interest to colleagues who are working in academic primary care or who are interested in getting started on such a career and will provide insights on how to get started on an academic career, outline teaching and research opportunities, how to undertake a higher (research) degree and how to source research funding.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391785,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391785,en.html Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Student Success at EGPRN Meeting]]> Congratulations to Ross Murtagh (Stage 2 Medicine) whose SSRA17 research project took the best poster award for the integrated HCV care category at the European General Practice Research Network in Croke Park.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391783,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391783,en.html Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[HIV Molecular Research Featured at International Conferences]]> UCD HMRG had a strong showing at two prestigious international conferences being held concurrently in Milan this week, the 19th international Workshop on Co-morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions (IWCADR) and the 16th European AIDS Clinical Society Conference (EACS). These conferences are the foremost conferences in HIV and Co-Morbidities in Europe in 2017. HMRG researchers presented a total of 10 abstracts, with 6 oral presentations covering issues relating to bone disease, dyslipidaemia, quality of life and clinical trials of new antiretroviral agents for the management of HIV, in collaboration with colleagues across the globe.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391780,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391780,en.html Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:36:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Kathleen Lynn Children's Hospital?]]> It is nearly 100 years since Dr Kathleen Lynn first proposed building a national tertiary paediatric hospital.  We sincerely hope that the hospital is built promptly, properly and resourced to deliver the country's ambition. A number of staff and alumni have suggested that the new hospital be named after the distinguished UCD Medicine alumna, who founded our first national children's hospital.

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<![CDATA[Genomic Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease]]> Genome Medicine Ireland has launched a genomic research study with two leading Dublin hospitals to identify genetic markers that can help diagnose, predict disease severity and identify personalised treatments for people with inflammatory bowel disease. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391476,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391476,en.html Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:52:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Irish Medical Students win European Neurology Competition]]> A team of Irish medical students took the inaugural 'The Move' European Neurology competition at the Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris – the birthplace of modern day neurology.   This innovative simulation training approach developed by Prof Emmanuel Flamand-Roze, endeavours to overcome neurophobia among medical students by providing them with a neurology semiologica approach to learning.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391197,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,391197,en.html Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:54:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Allergan Innovation Awards]]> Congratulations to two UCD investigators who have won the inaugural University College Dublin (UCD) Allergan Innovation Awards in recognition of their innovative research potential.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389813,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389813,en.html Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:17:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Alumnus Awarded Steevens' Scholarship]]> Congratulations to Dr Eavan McGovern (UCD Medicine 2007) who was recently awarded a Dr. Richard Steevens' Scholarship.  This prestigious award is given annually to Specialist or Senior Registrars with strong track records in achievement. Dr McGovern has commenced a one year Clinical Fellowship in Transitional Care Neurology in the Brain and Spine Institute, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France.

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389743,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/october2017/title,389743,en.html Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:19:00 GMT