UCD School of Medicine - News http://www.ucd.ie/medicine Recent news from UCD School of Medicine en-gb 15 <![CDATA[UCD School of Medicine Research Team demonstrate that COVID-19 transmission occurs between Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and patients. Transmission routes of hospital-acquired COVID-19 also revealed.]]> UCD School of Medicine Research Team demonstrate that COVID-19 transmission occurs between Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and patients. Transmission routes of hospital-acquired COVID-19 also revealed.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2020/title,511174,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2020/title,511174,en.html Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[International trial demonstrates a common steroid improves recovery and survival of COVID-19 ICU patients ]]> Prof Alistair Nichol, St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) and UCD leads the Irish arm of an international trial which demonstrates a common steroid improves recovery and survival of COVID-19 ICU patients

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2020/title,511176,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2020/title,511176,en.html Wed, 02 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[U21 University Mental Health Declaration Launched]]> Universitas 21 and U21 Health Sciences Group have together launched the U21 University Mental Health Declaration this week as part of the U21 Health Science Group’s Annual Meeting hosted virtually by University College Dublin. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,510062,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,510062,en.html Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten food industry, security, nutrition and international food trade in highly integrated global system - Interview with Prof Pat Wall, UCD]]> ‘We are now seeing the effects of overcrowded accommodation and congregated industrial settings that some workers in the food production industry in Ireland are enduring. These workers live in close proximity to each other and, at work, often share large work tops where COVID-19 laden droplets may be contaminating the environment emphasising the importance of identifying and excluding symptomatic workers. Certain elements of the food industry also present  environments that are favourable to the spread of COVID-19 with metallic surfaces, low ambient temperatures and high relative humidity.’ Prof Pat Wall, UCD

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,509794,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,509794,en.html Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Threats from 500k Zoonotic Viruses are accelerating rapidly, driven by expanding population & increasingly interconnected world ]]> ONE HEALTH approach will help chart a path out of the Pandemic Era

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,509468,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,509468,en.html Wed, 26 Aug 2020 08:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Centre for Mental Health (UK) Narrative Medicine project]]> The UK Centre for Mental Health is undertaking a narrative medicine project to understand the impact of the COVID pandemic on our mental health.  ‘A Year in Our Lives’ will gather and share the first-hand experiences of people living through the pandemic.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,507761,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,507761,en.html Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:14:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Tocilizumab Therapy in Individuals with COVID ‐19 Infection and Hyperinflammatory State]]> UCD School of Medicine Research Team demonstrate that sub-set of critically unwell COVID-19 patients in St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) responded to treatment with tocilizumab and avoided need for mechanical ventilation.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2020/title,505675,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2020/title,505675,en.html Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2020/2021 Trimester 1 Guidance for Students]]> The School of Medicine has agreed details of how teaching, learning and assessment will be conducted for the coming Autumn Trimester, in line with public health guidance.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,506706,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2020/title,506706,en.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Systems Biology Ireland led MSc in AI for Medicine and Medical Research Open for Enrollment]]> Enrollment is now open for an exciting new Masters programme at UCD, developed by Walter Kolch, Dirk Fey, and Eadaoin McKiernan of (SBI).

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2020/title,502779,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2020/title,502779,en.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Announcing new President for RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, Penang, Malaysia]]> Professor Michael Keane, Chair, RUMC Board and Dean of Medicine is pleased to welcome Professor Whitford as the new President for the RCSI & UCD campus in Penang.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,502410,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,502410,en.html Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD School of Medicine launch popular annual Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA) initiative ]]> 100+ students will undertake supervised laboratory, clinical or patient-advocate projects and experience career defining placements.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,500727,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,500727,en.html Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[100+ new radiographers and practitioners in diagnostic imaging graduate virtually from UCD School of Medicine ]]> The UCD School of Medicine is delighted to confer 50 graduates today with BSc Radiography degrees and 55 MSc graduates from the School’s Computed Tomography, MRI and Ultrasound programmes, together with one PhD graduate. In line with COVID-19 related restrictions, the ceremony which is always one of the high points of the School’s calendar, is taking place as a virtual event.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,500301,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,500301,en.html Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:57:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Takes Leading Role in New €16 million International Obesity Research Project]]> SOPHIA (Stratification of Obese Phenotypes to Optimize Future Obesity Therapy), a new €16 million EU and industry supported international research consortium was recently launched. Professor Carel Le Roux, Director Metabolic Medicine lab, Diabetes Complications University College Dublin and Conway Fellow, speaks about the international research consortium that aims to improve Obesity Treatment and change the narrative around Obesity

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,499410,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,499410,en.html Mon, 08 Jun 2020 10:42:27 GMT
<![CDATA[Special Journal Edition dedicated to the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19]]> The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland have launched a special edition of the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine which collates over 40 articles documenting the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in society and the delivery of mental health services since the pandemic took hold. Edited by two UCD Medicine academic staff and covering perspectives from several countries across multiple disciplines and healthcare settings, this unique edition has open access and is freely available to all.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,499398,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2020/title,499398,en.html Mon, 08 Jun 2020 08:00:47 GMT
<![CDATA[Special Journal Edition dedicated to the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19]]> The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland have launched a special edition of the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine which collates over 40 articles documenting the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in society and the delivery of mental health services since the pandemic took hold. Edited by two UCD Medicine academic staff and covering perspectives from several countries across multiple disciplines and healthcare settings, this unique edition has open access and is freely available to all.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,502130,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/capsych/news/title,502130,en.html Mon, 08 Jun 2020 08:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Bursary Available for MSc in Clinical & Translational Research]]> We are pleased to announce a Bursary competition for Irish/EU students who have been accepted onto our Masters in Clinical and Translational Research (X789) programme.  This bursary will cover course fees and some additional living expenses and was made possible through the generosity of a UCD School of Medicine graduate.  Closing date for applications - Friday 31st July, 2020 at 5pm

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2020/title,498757,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2020/title,498757,en.html Thu, 28 May 2020 11:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD School of Medicine celebrates the conferring of 228 graduates]]> UCD School of Medicine is delighted to confer 228 graduates today with undergraduate and graduate medicine (MB BCh. BAO) degrees. 22 nationalities will be represented amongst those graduating. However in line with COVID-19 related restrictions, the ceremony which is always one of the high points of the School’s calendar, is taking place as a virtual event, for the first time in the School’s 165 year history.  The ceremony has also been brought forward to today instead of taking place in mid-June as is the tradition. This will allow the newly qualified doctors to take up internships within the Irish healthcare system and apply their expertise and skills as the world responds to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2020/title,492934,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2020/title,492934,en.html Fri, 01 May 2020 12:53:06 GMT
<![CDATA[Frontline Friday | Radiographers Rock!]]> Continuing our series of Friday shout-outs to groups working at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic response, we'd like to give thanks to our excellent radiographers and radiography student whose work is central to diagnosis and treatment monitoring.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,492274,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,492274,en.html Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:30:02 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Traineeship in Physiology]]> UCD Physiology invites applications for its Medical Traineeships in Physiology.  MSc, PhD and MD scholarships are available across a range of research areas.  Successful candidates will undertake a graduate taught or research degree programme and gain experience teaching in small groups along with adding to their research portfolio.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491917,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491917,en.html Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:02:29 GMT
<![CDATA[Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy]]> UCD Anatomy invite applications for Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy with studentship opportunities at PhD, MD or MCh. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491911,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491911,en.html Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:50:47 GMT
<![CDATA[SSRA Project Call Re-Opens]]> The School SSRA team have re-opened their project submission portal for undergraduate student summer research project proposals for this summer.  We encourage faculty to submit proposals suitable for 8 week supervised student-led research as part of our popular Student Summer Research Awards scheme.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491903,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491903,en.html Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:25:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Frontline Friday | In Appreciation of Journalists & The Media]]> Although the relationship between the Medical Profession and the Media can be at times tetchy, we would like to acknowledge the vital work of an inquisitive, challenging media in maintaining public confidence in strict social distancing measures and other societal restrictions for public health reasons.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491697,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491697,en.html Fri, 17 Apr 2020 19:14:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mr Thomas Lynch RIP]]> We extend our condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of Mr Thomas Lynch, Chairman of the Ireland East Hospital Group and Chairman of the Mater Hospital who died recently.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491700,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,491700,en.html Fri, 10 Apr 2020 19:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Guys* in the Lab]]> Today’s #FrontLineFriday shout out goes to the fantastic folk beavering away in our laboratories, testing samples, preparing reagents, studying the disease and formulating putative therapies to combat the coronavirus.  Whatever role you played in helping those at the frontline, we salute your efforts.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,490842,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,490842,en.html Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:42:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A day in the life of a Covid-19 testing volunteer]]> Mariam Marai, a PhD candidate and research assistant based in the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre in the Conway Institute, shares her experience of volunteering in the Covid-19 testing lab in St Vincent’s University Hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,490784,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,490784,en.html Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:45:31 GMT
<![CDATA[Twenty Six Irish charities receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund ]]> The Hospital Saturday Fund has awarded a grant to UCD School of Medicine towards the Summer Student Research Awards programme. Assistant Professor Noreen Sheehy and Professor Amanda McCann represented UCD to accept this grant for the SSRA International Programme.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/studentresearch/ssranews/title,490295,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/studentresearch/ssranews/title,490295,en.html Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:57:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Frontline Friday | Let's Hear it for the NCHD's]]> Continuing our #FrontlineFriday shout outs, we'd like to decide this one to the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors across the country.  They are doctors at the frontline everyday and many nights.  Thanks for all you do.  Stay safe and mind each other.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,490160,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,490160,en.html Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:09:30 GMT
<![CDATA[Preparedness Paves the Way for Clinical Trials in COVID-19]]> Professor Alistair Nichol is leading clinical trials with COVID-19 patients in intensive care that aim to determine the most suitable treatments against the pandemic virus.  In an interview with Dr Claire O'Connell, Prof Nichol describes this international trial and how researchers have prepared over the past decade for this eventuality.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,489934,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,489934,en.html Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:01:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mental Health in the Covid-19 Pandemic ]]> Three Irish academic clinicians reflect on the current COVID-19 pandemic and its wider implications for our mental health.  Writing in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine, they describe why attention needs to be paid to the population’s mental health needs and outline actions which should be taken immediately to minimise the psychological and psychiatric impacts of this pandemic.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,489860,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/april2020/title,489860,en.html Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:54:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Global Clinical Trial for COVID-19]]> 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.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,489796,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/march2020/title,489796,en.html Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:56:34 GMT