New animations to optimise care of lung disease patients to be launched at Cork University Hospital

New animations to optimise care of lung disease patients to be launched at Cork University Hospital

  • 13 Apr 2017

Using Local Technologies to Improve Experience of Patients

12 April 2017: An innovative new series of locally developed patient education animations that will accompany chronic lung disease patients on their care journey from hospital to home was launched at Cork University Hospital today.

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PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED BETWEEN INFANT & GLOBAL PARTNERS TO EXPLORE OPTIMAL NUTRITION FOR PREMATURE INFANTS

PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED BETWEEN INFANT & GLOBAL PARTNERS TO EXPLORE OPTIMAL NUTRITION FOR PREMATURE INFANTS

  • 07 Apr 2017

Science Foundation Ireland and Industry Partners Commit Funding to Support the PiNPoINT Study 

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Guidelines for thyroid disorders in older people outdated

Guidelines for thyroid disorders in older people outdated

  • 05 Apr 2017

A mildly underactive thyroid gland (subclinical hypothyroidism) is a common condition in older age, affecting up to one-in-ten older men and women. 

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Success for Medical Student Societies at UCC Society Awards

Success for Medical Student Societies at UCC Society Awards

  • 27 Mar 2017

The Medical Student Societies at UCC saw great success at this year’s UCC Society Awards. 

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Consultants Open Evening at ASSERT

Consultants Open Evening at ASSERT

  • 24 Mar 2017

It was a case of “all hands on deck” for surgical and medical consultants yesterday evening as practical demonstrations took place at the world-class training and research ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, UCC.

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Adjunct Appointments and Adjunct Clinical Appointments

Adjunct Appointments and Adjunct Clinical Appointments

  • 03 Mar 2017

The College of Medicine and Health celebrated their Adjunct and Adjunct Clinical Appointments on Thursday 2nd March in the Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

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MELANOMA STUDY DAY

MELANOMA STUDY DAY

  • 15 Feb 2017

MELANOMA STUDY DAY

MARCH 10TH 2017

VENUE: MAIN LECTURE THEATRE, CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Time:  9.30AM TO 4.00 PM

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‘Close to the Edge’ Exhibition Launched in UCC’s Jennings Gallery

‘Close to the Edge’ Exhibition Launched in UCC’s Jennings Gallery

  • 13 Feb 2017

Edge, an exhibition by New York born artist Sheila Kingston, opened on Thursday February 9th in University College Cork’s Jennings Gallery.

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INFANT Appoints Professor Declan Devane as new PI

INFANT Appoints Professor Declan Devane as new PI

  • 13 Feb 2017

INFANT, the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research, has today announced that Professor Declan Devane will join as a Principal Investigator. 

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Doctor for a day-UCC Transitions Students into Medicine.

Doctor for a day-UCC Transitions Students into Medicine.

  • 31 Jan 2017

103 school children from across Ireland will descend to University College Cork’s School of Medicine today to attend ‘Prep-for Med.’

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Cork researchers on the trail of a novel treatment that ‘tames’ cancer cells

Cork researchers on the trail of a novel treatment that ‘tames’ cancer cells

  • 30 Jan 2017

A Cork-based charity has launched a major campaign to fund-raise for a ground-breaking research project which is hoped to lead to the development of a novel treatments for the blood cancer, leukaemia.

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Dr Eanna Falvey Announced as Head of Medical for the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour

Dr Eanna Falvey Announced as Head of Medical for the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour

  • 19 Jan 2017

Dr Eanna Falvey, Senior Lecturer in Sports & Exercise Medicine, UCC, announced as Head of Medical for the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour

The British & Irish Lions announced on Wednesday, January 18, three major appointments for the 2017 tour to New Zealand, Head Analyst Rhodri Bown, Head of Medical Eanna Falvey and Head of Strength & Conditioning Paul Stridgeon will support head coach Warren Gatland and his coaching team on the 10-match tour. 

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Prof Mary Horgan visits Thailand

Prof Mary Horgan visits Thailand

  • 12 Jan 2017

Prof Mary Horgan, Dean, School of Medicine and Mr Gearoid McCarthy, UCC ASEAN Development Manager, recently visited  Thailand to discuss collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, specifically discussing student elective exchanges.

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Quercus College Scholars 2016

Quercus College Scholars 2016

  • 16 Dec 2016

The annual Quercus College Scholarship ceremony, held in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork took place on Thursday 8th December 2016.

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First Woman President Designate Elected at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

First Woman President Designate Elected at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

  • 13 Dec 2016

Professor Mary Horgan will succeed Professor Frank Murray as President in October 2017

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Maternity Services Welcomes First Babies with Electronic Health Record

Maternity Services Welcomes First Babies with Electronic Health Record

  • 13 Dec 2016

The  introduction of Irelands Maternal & Newborn Clinical Management System( MN-CMS) will see the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) for all women and babies in maternity services in Ireland.  

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Launch of Ireland’s own SIA Society: Celebrating Nursing Excellence

Launch of Ireland’s own SIA Society: Celebrating Nursing Excellence

  • 09 Dec 2016

The newly established SIA Society held their very first Inaugural Induction Ceremony at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.

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SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR: Healthy Aging – Focus on Caregiver Stress and Cognition

SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR: Healthy Aging – Focus on Caregiver Stress and Cognition

  • 08 Dec 2016

Caring for a relative with dementia comes with an underappreciated cost to the health of the caregiver. This important and unpaid work may contribute considerable stress to the caregiver.

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A celebration of the Irish contribution to healthcare in the UK at the Embassy of Ireland in London

A celebration of the Irish contribution to healthcare in the UK at the Embassy of Ireland in London

  • 08 Dec 2016

The London Chapter of the UCC Alumni Association organised a special event hosted by the Embassy of Ireland in London in partnership with University College Cork on 29th November at 6.00pm.  The focus of the event was a celebration of the Irish contribution to healthcare in the UK.  

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MSc Clinical Pharmacy Postgraduate Course of the Year

MSc Clinical Pharmacy Postgraduate Course of the Year

  • 08 Dec 2016

UCC’s MSc in Clinical Pharmacy has won Postgraduate Course of the Year in the Health Sciences category at the gradireland Higher Education Awards.

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New Horizons Conference 2016

New Horizons Conference 2016

  • 24 Nov 2016

A Scientific Conference organised by the School of Medicine Research & Postgraduate Affairs Committee UCC is taking place on Thursday 8th December 2016. Free Registration will take place from 8am onwards on the day in the main foyer of the Western Gateway Building UCC.

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: CARING Perspectives: Living with Dementia and the Caregiver Experience

PUBLIC SEMINAR: CARING Perspectives: Living with Dementia and the Caregiver Experience

  • 18 Nov 2016

A public seminar entitled 'CARING Perspectives: Living with Dementia and the Caregiver Experience' will take place on Monday 28th November, 2016 at 2-6pm in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC.

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Graduate Entry Medicine Open Day

Graduate Entry Medicine Open Day

  • 18 Nov 2016

The Graduate Entry Medicine Open Day takes place on November 26th!

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REACT to harmful drinking among Irish third-level students’

REACT to harmful drinking among Irish third-level students’

  • 17 Nov 2016

A new pilot initiative aimed at tackling excessive alcohol consumption among third-level students’ across Ireland has been launched in UCC.

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New home ‘delivered’ for UCC’s College of Medicine and Health

New home ‘delivered’ for UCC’s College of Medicine and Health

  • 11 Nov 2016

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has today opened the new home for the University College Cork’s College of Medicine and Health’s Offices in Erinville, where generations of babies entered this world- where so many lives, and so many stories began.

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UCC-led EU training network ‘PEARRL’ kicks off’

UCC-led EU training network ‘PEARRL’ kicks off’

  • 09 Nov 2016

PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education And Research with Regulatory Links) is a European Training Network (ETN) for innovative drug formulation strategies and biopharmaceutics tools with regulatory application.

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Hands and arms at risk

Hands and arms at risk

  • 21 Oct 2016

Research from University College Cork has shown that practicing employed and self-employed therapists in Ireland- including chartered physiotherapists, physical therapists and athletics therapists- are more likely to suffer from work-related upper limb disorders.

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UCC Launches Paramedic Course

UCC Launches Paramedic Course

  • 18 Oct 2016

University College’s Cork School of Medicine has announced the introduction of a BSc (Hons) Paramedic Studies (Practitioner Entry) degree for registered Paramedics.

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First research grant in Traffic Medicine awarded to UCC research team

First research grant in Traffic Medicine awarded to UCC research team

  • 18 Oct 2016

The €40, 000 grant was awarded by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), in association with the National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine (NPOTM) following a competitive process.

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Bon Secours Hospital and UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference

Bon Secours Hospital and UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference

  • 26 Sep 2016

A Mindfulness Conference- jointly organised by the Bon Secours Hospital in conjunction with University College Cork’s School of Nursing and Midwifery- has focused on how to develop a supportive culture for Healthcare Professionals.

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Lean Green Belt Ceremony

Lean Green Belt Ceremony

  • 22 Sep 2016

Eight staff members received their Lean Green Belts at the Green Belt Certification Ceremony recently held at the College of Medicine and Health, UCC

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Irish Street Medicine Symposium 2016

Irish Street Medicine Symposium 2016

  • 29 Sep 2016

A national conference on Health and Homelessness was held in University College Cork on Saturday 24th September 2016.

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Electronic App Preparing Students’ For Professional Practice

Electronic App Preparing Students’ For Professional Practice

  • 23 Sep 2016

A Symposium entitled ‘Future Professional Practice - A Step in the Right Direction’ will see experts from medicine, nursing and pharmacy gather in University College Cork to discuss the use of digital tools to enhance inter-professional learning on clinical and practical placements for students’.

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Health Innovation Hub Ireland launched by Minister Simon Harris TD

Health Innovation Hub Ireland launched by Minister Simon Harris TD

  • 26 Sep 2016

Mr Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health today officially launched Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI).  Ireland’s first national Health Innovation Hub will directly improve treatment and care for patients

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Early Detection Saves Lives-Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Early Detection Saves Lives-Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

  • 20 Sep 2016

Over 570 people are diagnosed with Mouth, Head & Neck Cancer in Ireland each year resulting in over four deaths per week.

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UCC and DeafHear Announce Partnership

UCC and DeafHear Announce Partnership

  • 07 Sep 2016

University College Cork’s Department of Speech and Hearing Science and DeafHear have today announced the establishment of a partnership which will see DeafHear supporting UCC’s MSc. in Audiology programme.

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Minister Harris announces a new programme to advance clinical research capability among doctors

Minister Harris announces a new programme to advance clinical research capability among doctors

  • 14 Sep 2016

A team of Irish clinical academics have secured one of seven major awards that have been made across the UK and Ireland by Wellcome*. 

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MGA Scientific Conference - 8th September 2016

MGA Scientific Conference - 8th September 2016

  • 26 Aug 2016

The Medical Graduates Association Scientific Conference will take place on 8th September 2016 in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, G10.

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UCC Banks On Biobank

UCC Banks On Biobank

  • 19 Aug 2016

University College Cork and the INFANT centre have opened a new Biobank facility which will enable the improved curation and protection of human biological samples.

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Dr Keelin O’Donoghue to Lead Implementation of National Standards for Bereavement Care

Dr Keelin O’Donoghue to Lead Implementation of National Standards for Bereavement Care

  • 10 Aug 2016

The Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris T.D., today launched the HSE National Standards for Bereavement Care following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death. These new standards clearly define the care parents and families can expect to receive following a pregnancy loss or perinatal death. The standards will be implemented and applied across the health service in all appropriate hospitals and settings

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School of Pharmacy, UCC welcomes its first International Summer School Students

School of Pharmacy, UCC welcomes its first International Summer School Students

  • 10 Aug 2016

The UCC Clinical Pharmacy Summer School has been organised in association with Future University in Egypt (FUE).  UCC and FUE have an existing cooperation agreement whereby UCC supports the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries, FUE in the delivery of an enhanced Pharmacy degree programme by FUE in Cairo.

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UCC secures Bronze Athena SWAN award

UCC secures Bronze Athena SWAN award

  • 05 Aug 2016

University College Cork (UCC) has become the third university in Ireland to receive the Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising its efforts to promote gender equality in higher education.

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STOPP/START Leads to Reduction in adverse drug reactions among elderly patients

STOPP/START Leads to Reduction in adverse drug reactions among elderly patients

  • 28 Jul 2016

A Health Research Board funded study has shown how a simple intervention, can substantially reduce adverse drug reactions and make significant savings to patient and exchequer medication costs.

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The science underpinning the training of surgeons for 21st century medicine

The science underpinning the training of surgeons for 21st century medicine

  • 08 Jul 2016

In a study published by the Journal of Surgical Education, on the 100 most cited articles in the area of surgical education Dr Anthony Gallagher, Director of Research at the ASSERT Centre, UCC achieved the greatest number of first author publications in the top 100, authored two of the top ten ranked articles including the number one cited paper “Virtual Reality Training improves Operating Room Performance”.

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Researchers Call for National Vitamin D Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Researchers Call for National Vitamin D Guidelines for Pregnant Women

  • 29 Jun 2016

Cork study shows that 17% of pregnant women have a Vitamin D deficiency amongst 1786 mothers surveyed at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

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June 2016 Graduations

June 2016 Graduations

  • 17 Jun 2016

Congratulations to our most recent graduates from the College of Medicine and Health, who graduated at UCC's Summer Conferrings on Thursday 16th June 2016.

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INFANT Centre Welcomes Two Principal Investigators

INFANT Centre Welcomes Two Principal Investigators

  • 02 Jun 2016

INFANT’s directors and Executive Management Team are delighted to announce Dr Keelin O’Donoghue and Prof Jonathan Hourihane will join the INFANT Centre team as Principal Investigators.

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2016 Medical Conferring Address by Dr. Rob Landers

2016 Medical Conferring Address by Dr. Rob Landers

  • 27 May 2016

UCC's School of Medicine waved goodbye to 203 students' this afternoon as they enter a new life as doctors, surgeons and clincians.  Dr. Rob Landers, Chief Clinical Director SSWHG & Surgical Pathologist UHW Ireland delivered the conferring address:

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Cancer Cookbook launched for Patients With Swallowing Difficulties

Cancer Cookbook launched for Patients With Swallowing Difficulties

  • 20 May 2016

University College Cork and Breakthrough Cancer Research have launched a cookbook for cancer patients experiencing chewing or swallowing difficulties. The book, entitled ‘Eating Well with swallowing difficulties in cancer,’ will be available free of charge to cancer patients throughout Ireland.

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National Cancer Registry Board appoints new Director

National Cancer Registry Board appoints new Director

  • 17 May 2016

The National Cancer Registry Board is pleased to announce the appointment, in association with University College Cork, of Professor Kerri Clough Gorr as Director of the National Cancer Registry and University College Cork’s first Professor of Cancer Epidemiology.

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CoMH Precipitates National CAO Demand Trends

CoMH Precipitates National CAO Demand Trends

  • 12 May 2016

As 8,000 secondary school students' attend UCC for the Spring Open day, the College of Medicine and Health has recieved confirmation that it is excelling in national CAO demand trends.

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Nurse for a day: Transition Year Students Get a Headstart.

Nurse for a day: Transition Year Students Get a Headstart.

  • 29 Apr 2016

Thirty transition year pupils from nine schools across Cork descended to University College Cork’s College of Medicine and Health

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Palliative Care Approach For Parkinson’s disease.

Palliative Care Approach For Parkinson’s disease.

  • 26 Apr 2016

Guidelines on the assessment and management of the palliative care needs of Parkinson’s disease launched

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Linking Pharmacy Education and Practice

Linking Pharmacy Education and Practice

  • 21 Apr 2016

Professor Stephen Byrne,  Professor John O’ Halloran , Dr Maura Kinahan and Dr Catriona Bradley presented to a packed room in UCC in April.

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Teddy Bear Hospital Reopens in UCC

Teddy Bear Hospital Reopens in UCC

  • 12 Apr 2016

Students from University College Cork’s School of Medicine have today reopened UCC’s College of Medicine and Health’s Teddy Bear Hospital. The hospital opens annually as a community outreach activity and aims to reduce the fear that many children have when they visit the doctor.

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Dr. Gallagher Receives Satava Award for Advance Technology in Medicine

Dr. Gallagher Receives Satava Award for Advance Technology in Medicine

  • 11 Apr 2016

The Satava award, one of the most prestigious awards in the area of advanced technologies in medicine, has been awarded to Dr. Anthony Gallagher-- Professor and Director of Research at the ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork.

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Prof George Shorten speaks at Tyndall Technology Days

Prof George Shorten speaks at Tyndall Technology Days

  • 08 Apr 2016

Prof George Shorten speaks about the ASSERT Centre at the Tyndall Technology Days Seminar.

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UCC Medical Students Battle Dragons

UCC Medical Students Battle Dragons

  • 16 Mar 2016

The School of Medicine, University College Cork (UCC), has launched a new module called ‘Business Skills in Medicine’ to their undergraduate medical curriculum. It is designed to expose medical students to the business skills required to develop cost-effective practices.

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Skin Barrier Linked to Childhood Allergies

Skin Barrier Linked to Childhood Allergies

  • 08 Mar 2016

Research from paediatricians in University College Cork’s School of Medicine has revealed that a weakness of a newborn infant’s skin barrier can help predict which child will develop food allergies, and could in the future be used to intervene to prevent both food allergy and other allergic conditions such as asthma during the course of their childhood.

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Gordon Watson Intern’s Award Evening

Gordon Watson Intern’s Award Evening

  • 04 Mar 2016

On Monday 15th February, the third Gordon Watson Intern’s Award Evening was co hosted by UCC and RCSI.

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Creation of University Hospital Kerry

Creation of University Hospital Kerry

  • 02 Mar 2016

The Minister for Health, Dr Leo Varadkar formally renames University Hospital Kerry on Friday February 19th.

 

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UCC Engage Mental Health Research Network

UCC Engage Mental Health Research Network

  • 17 Feb 2016

Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care and Mental Health Kathleen Lynch, has today launched ENGAGE (Interdisciplinary Clinical Mental Health Research Network) in University College Cork’s College of Medicine and Health.

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HRB invests €5.7 million in research leaders in health

HRB invests €5.7 million in research leaders in health

  • 15 Feb 2016

The Health Research Board has appointed four new Research Leaders in the areas of suicide prevention, safe prescribing, dementia care and team leadership in the health services.

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Collaborative Research to Address Future Requirements of Ireland’s ageing Population

Collaborative Research to Address Future Requirements of Ireland’s ageing Population

  • 12 Feb 2016

The Health Service Executive’s Cost Accounting and Funding Unit and UCC’s College of Medicine and Health and Cork University Business School, have today announced the establishment of a research project which aims to advance the quality and efficiency of primary, community and social care amongst Ireland’s ageing population.

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UCC Checks-up Tomorrows Doctors

UCC Checks-up Tomorrows Doctors

  • 01 Feb 2016

100 school children from across Ireland descend to University College Cork’s (UCC) School of Medicine to attend the fifth annual ‘Prep-For Med’ today.

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UCC Acknowledges Establishment of Health Innovation Hub Ireland

UCC Acknowledges Establishment of Health Innovation Hub Ireland

  • 26 Jan 2016

University College Cork (UCC) has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar regarding the establishment of Health Innovation Hub Ireland.

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UCC’s ASSERT signs Partnership Agreement with Mentice Sweden

UCC’s ASSERT signs Partnership Agreement with Mentice Sweden

  • 21 Jan 2016

University College Cork’s ASSERT Centre has today announced that it has signed an agreement with Mentice AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, a world leader in cardiovascular and endovascular healthcare simulation training.

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UCC contributes to Lancets ‘Ending Preventable Stillbirths’

UCC contributes to Lancets ‘Ending Preventable Stillbirths’

  • 19 Jan 2016

Researchers and Clinicians from University College Cork (UCC) have contributed to the Lancet Stillbirth Series: Ending Preventable Stillbirths, which was launched globally today.

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UCC Academics Launch Language Development and Language Impairment Book

UCC Academics Launch Language Development and Language Impairment Book

  • 15 Jan 2016

For most children learning a language is an effortless achievement, yet for a minority it is a task fraught with difficulty. A new book launched by UCC academics Dr Ciara O’Toole and Professor Paul Fletcher aims to alter the way in which students and clinicians understand, and interact with children who experience such difficulties.

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Quercus College Scholars 2015

Quercus College Scholars 2015

  • 11 Dec 2015

The annual Quercus College Scholarship ceremony, held in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork took place on Thursday 3rd December 2015.

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RCPI Opens Cork Office

RCPI Opens Cork Office

  • 04 Dec 2015

The Royal College of Physicians in Ireland have opened their first national office outside of Dublin in UCC’s College of Medicine and Health. RCPI President, Professor Frank Murray unveiled a special plaque to seal the new partnership on Thursday December 3rd in Brookfield Health Science Complex.

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EndoSeek Seeks to Balloon Colonoscopy Completion Rates

EndoSeek Seeks to Balloon Colonoscopy Completion Rates

  • 19 Nov 2015

EndoSeek was the winner of BioDesign 2015 which took place in Cork University Hospital today. ‘Biomedical Design: The Final Pitch’ featured the work of six interdisciplinary teams from UCC’s School of Medicine and School of Engineering who been solving and developing real-life clinical solutions to challenges in surgery, urology, radiology, emergency medicine and dentistry. 

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Health Matters Matter

Health Matters Matter

  • 10 Nov 2015

Laughter yoga, MMR & Flu vaccinations, mindfulness colouring books and an outdoor Tai Chi session will form part of a programme of over forty events and information stalls, which seeks to inform staff and students’ about the work of ‘Health Matters’ in University College Cork tomorrow.

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SIVUH & UCC Dermatology Gynaecology Study Day

SIVUH & UCC Dermatology Gynaecology Study Day

  • 06 Nov 2015

University College Cork and South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital are organising a joint Dermatology Gynaecology Study Day on Saturday 7th November 2015 at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

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UCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Korean National Agency

UCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Korean National Agency

  • 02 Nov 2015

University Colleges Cork’s School of Pharmacy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agency for Administrative City Construction (NAACC) Sejong, Korea which formalises discussions on the construction of durable co-operation in the development of pharmacy education and medical/bio technology research in the future.

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#OTandMe Celebrates World Occupational Therapy Day

#OTandMe Celebrates World Occupational Therapy Day

  • 27 Oct 2015

University College Cork’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy will host an ‘OT over Tea’ event to mark World Occupational Therapy day on Tuesday October 27th.

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Diabetes and Heart-Disease Screening Study in Mitchelstown

Diabetes and Heart-Disease Screening Study in Mitchelstown

  • 22 Oct 2015

Academics and researchers from University College Cork’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health have announced details of the Mitchelstown follow up study. The study seeks to understand the causes and underlying trends of heart disease and diabetes in middle aged men and women.

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Minister launches reports from the National Suicide Research Foundation and the National Office for Suicide Prevention

Minister launches reports from the National Suicide Research Foundation and the National Office for Suicide Prevention

  • 20 Oct 2015

Minister for State Kathleen Lynch will today launch the National Self-Harm Registry Annual Report 2014, along with the 2014 Annual Report of the National Office for Suicide Prevention.

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School of Medicine UCC Welcomes Medical Council’s Report

School of Medicine UCC Welcomes Medical Council’s Report

  • 16 Oct 2015

The launch of the Medical Council’s third Your Training Counts along with the 2015 Medical Workforce Intelligence report by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has been welcomed by the School of Medicine, University College Cork. 

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UCC Students win gold in Synthetic Biology competition

UCC Students win gold in Synthetic Biology competition

  • 15 Oct 2015

7 students from UCC brought home a gold medal this year in a prestigious synthetic biology competition held in Boston, USA from Sept 24th – 28th

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Life-Saving Legislation Announced

Life-Saving Legislation Announced

  • 15 Oct 2015

New laws announced today by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar have been warmly welcomed by two UCC health experts.

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UCC holds Irish Association of Pharmacologists Annual Conference

UCC holds Irish Association of Pharmacologists Annual Conference

  • 12 Oct 2015

University College Cork’s Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics will host this year’s annual conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, on Friday 16th October 2015.

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Call for Tax on SSD’s

Call for Tax on SSD’s

  • 07 Oct 2015

Wednesday 7 October 2015: Based on data from a soon to be released Cork school-based study, researchers at the Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research have today announced their support for the Pre-Budget Submission from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and have called for a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

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Industry academia partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

Industry academia partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

  • 29 Sep 2015

CORK, IRELAND – 28 September 2015: The INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork (UCC), Bioscreen Health, laya healthcare and IBM launched the ‘LEANBH’ project in the Cork University Maternity Hospital today, designed to make pregnancy safer.

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UCC, RCSI, TCD Sign Agreement to Create APPEL

UCC, RCSI, TCD Sign Agreement to Create APPEL

  • 22 Sep 2015

In December 2014 the Irish Minister for Health, with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), launched the new 5 year Master of Pharmacy Programme (MPharm) with the goal of helping future pharmacists better meet the changing needs of the healthcare system.

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Early detection saves lives – Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Early detection saves lives – Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

  • 15 Sep 2015

Wednesday 16th September is National Mouth Cancer Awareness Day. To mark the day, Cork University Dental School and Hospital will be running a ‘Be Mouth Cancer Aware’ Educational event with information on how to improve oral health, reduce the risk of mouth head and neck cancer and highlighting the warning signs of this disease.

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Roll-out of EDUROAM Across South/South West Hospital Group

Roll-out of EDUROAM Across South/South West Hospital Group

  • 14 Sep 2015

Monday 14 September 2015: Today, University College Cork, the Leadership team and the HSE ICT working group of the South/South West Hospital Group, have signalled their intention to roll-out the EDUROAM (education roaming) wireless network across its nine hospitals.

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Regulatory Science Ireland connects with Cork Pharmaceutical Industry

Regulatory Science Ireland connects with Cork Pharmaceutical Industry

  • 10 Sep 2015

The ever-increasing complexity of health care products requires a data driven, evidence based approach to their regulation. Regulatory Science Ireland (RSI) is a national response to these developments, and held a seminar on Tuesday September 8th in Cork to strengthen links with the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industry.

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Establishment of APC Microbiome Institute creates fifty new jobs

Establishment of APC Microbiome Institute creates fifty new jobs

  • 28 Aug 2015

The formal launch of the APC Microbiome Institute takes place today with the announcement of  50 additional hi-tech jobs in Cork. The new jobs have arisen largely from the capacity of APC to attract new industrial partnerships.

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CUMH Launches Comprehensive Guide for Expectant Parents

CUMH Launches Comprehensive Guide for Expectant Parents

  • 30 Jul 2015

Thursday 30 July 2015: Cork University Maternity Hospital is today (Thursday, 30th July 2015) launching a new guide for expectant parents attending preparation for birth and parenthood education classes at the hospital.

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MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning for Health

MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning for Health

  • 22 Jul 2015

The deadline is approaching for applications for the MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning for Health commencing in September 2015.

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UCC and GSK Corporate Launch

UCC and GSK Corporate Launch

  • 21 Jul 2015

GSK, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has announced a new corporate partnership with University College Cork (UCC).

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Annual Research Day 2015

Annual Research Day 2015

  • 18 Jun 2015

The College of Medicine and Health, in conjunction with the INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research), annual Research day was held on Tuesday 16th June 2015 at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

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UCC Conferrings: 171 Students become Junior Doctors

UCC Conferrings: 171 Students become Junior Doctors

  • 29 May 2015

Friday, May 29th has seen 171 students from across the four corners of the globe end their undergraduate education in University College Cork as they are awarded Honours Degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics.

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Dr. Carol Sinnott wins 3rd Prize at HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network

Dr. Carol Sinnott wins 3rd Prize at HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network

  • 27 May 2015

The HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network  held a national article writing competition to mark International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th 2015. 

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NPEC publishes Severe Maternal Morbidity in Ireland Annual Report 2012 and 2013

NPEC publishes Severe Maternal Morbidity in Ireland Annual Report 2012 and 2013

  • 20 May 2015

The Severe Maternal Morbidity in Ireland Annual Report 2012 and 2013 is the second report from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre’s (NPEC) national clinical audit on this topic.

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Tales from the Andes

Tales from the Andes

  • 19 May 2015

Dr Jackelina Pando Kelly and UCC medical students, Dept. Paediatrics and Child Health,

Jennings Gallery, UCC

21st May – 27th August 2015

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Study launched to advance hygiene on hospital wards

Study launched to advance hygiene on hospital wards

  • 05 May 2015

Tuesday 5th May is World Hand Hygiene Day, and coincides with an announcement from the Health Innovation Hub regarding the launch of an Infection Prevention and Hygiene Management study at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital and University Hospital Waterford.

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and the link to chronic diseases in later life

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and the link to chronic diseases in later life

  • 30 Apr 2015

HRB-funded researchers at University College Cork have found people with multimorbidity (that is two or more chronic diseases at the same time) were more likely to report having adverse experiences in childhood than people without multimorbidity.

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Pharmacy and Pharmacology Programmes Amongst World’s Top Fifty

Pharmacy and Pharmacology Programmes Amongst World’s Top Fifty

  • 29 Apr 2015

University College Cork's School of Pharmacy, and Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, have today been positioned amongst the world’s top fifty programmes by QS – Publisher of international university rankings.

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CUH opens an International Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

CUH opens an International Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

  • 22 Apr 2015

Cork University Hospital (CUH) has become the first hospital in Europe to initiate a novel prostate cancer clinical trial and is starting to assign a random tablet to men on the trial.

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OPERAM

OPERAM

  • 16 Apr 2015

Dr Denis O’Mahony, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Geriatrician in the Department of Medicine at UCC, has received news that OPERAM, of which he is a Co-Principle Investigator, will be the beneficiary of a €3.735 million grant from the European Commission.

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Medical Students operate Teddy Bear Hospital

Medical Students operate Teddy Bear Hospital

  • 15 Apr 2015

Students from UCC’s Medical Society (Med Soc) have today launched their annual Teddy Bear Hospital, which aims to limit children’s apprehension surrounding visiting the doctor, a term known as “white-coat anxiety.”

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Egans Hearing and UCC embark on corporate partnership

Egans Hearing and UCC embark on corporate partnership

  • 26 Mar 2015

Egans Hearing and University College Cork’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have today formalised their strategic partnership which will see Egan’s Hearing acting as a corporate partner of the recently launched MSc in Audiology.

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National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Study Day 2015

National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Study Day 2015

  • 25 Mar 2015

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) recently hosted its annual Study Day in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin 8. 

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School of Clinical Therapies, UCC launches MSc in Audiology

School of Clinical Therapies, UCC launches MSc in Audiology

  • 19 Mar 2015

Thursday 19 March 2015: Deirdre Clune MEP, has today launched Ireland’s first master’s programme in audiology, which will see UCC’s College of Medicine and Health acting as the exclusive national provider of Audiology education in Ireland. 

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INFANT Centre at UCC and IBM announce 'LEANBH'

INFANT Centre at UCC and IBM announce 'LEANBH'

  • 19 Mar 2015

Dublin, Ireland - 16 Mar 2015: IBM and the INFANT Centre at UCC announce ‘LEANBH’, a pilot research project providing remote healthcare monitoring to expectant mothers to improve the detection and treatment of hypertension and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.

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PREPARED Video

PREPARED Video

  • 03 Mar 2015

A video for the new National Primary Care Dementia project, PREPARED (Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia) has recently been launched online.

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PREPARED - Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia

PREPARED - Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia

  • 02 Mar 2015

Monday 2 March 2015: Minister of State Kathleen Lynch has today launched PREPARED, a new national Primary Care Dementia project which aims to upskill and support GPs and Primary Care Team Members in order for patients to receive optimal, evidence-based dementia care.

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Prep for Med School at UCC

Prep for Med School at UCC

  • 05 Feb 2015

The School of Medicine, UCC hosted a successful ‘Prep for Med-School’ day for Transition Year students at the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC and Cork University Hospital on Friday 30th January 2015.

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Masters Degree in Dental Public Health – MDPH 2015-2016

Masters Degree in Dental Public Health – MDPH 2015-2016

  • 03 Feb 2015

Applications are invited for this 12-month Taught Masters Degree Programme, commencing in September 2015. The course is designed to facilitate health professionals in current employment with contact teaching hours Thursday evenings and Friday all day.

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INFANT at UCC to use IBM Big Data & Analytics for monitoring of babies

INFANT at UCC to use IBM Big Data & Analytics for monitoring of babies

  • 27 Jan 2015

LONDON, 27th January 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is working with the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) at University College Cork (UCC) to help improve long-term outcomes for babies in neonatal intensive care through early and accurate detection of neurological problems.

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Some newborn babies have a defective skin barrier before they get eczema

Some newborn babies have a defective skin barrier before they get eczema

  • 26 Jan 2015

Data published today from BASELINE (Ireland’s first prospective birth cohort study) in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the world’s highest ranked allergy journal.

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STOPP/START criteria into UK Best Practice Guidelines

STOPP/START criteria into UK Best Practice Guidelines

  • 22 Jan 2015

STOPP/START : these are acronyms for the Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions (STOPP) and Screening Tool to Alert to the Right Treatment (START). The STOPP/START criteria were devised and validated in UCC for the purpose of detection of common instances of inappropriate prescribing in older people.

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New Online MSc in Occupational Health

New Online MSc in Occupational Health

  • 15 Jan 2015

Thursday 15 January 2015: The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, reaches out to professionals and students throughout the world with a new online Masters in Occupational Health. The programme was officially launched today in the Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

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UCC innovation that 'rocked the world' in 2014

UCC innovation that 'rocked the world' in 2014

  • 07 Jan 2015

A UCC research project was chosen as one of eight Irish innovations that 'rocked the world in 2014' by Siliconrepublic.com Ireland’s leading technology news service.

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New Horizons Research Conference 2014

New Horizons Research Conference 2014

  • 16 Dec 2014

An inaugural New Horizons Research Conference took place in the Western Gateway Building, UCC on Thursday 11th December 2014.

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Dr Deirdre Bennett receives HRB Award

Dr Deirdre Bennett receives HRB Award

  • 08 Dec 2014

It is one of two new projects that will benefit from a €300,000 investment to address policy needs in medical education research and foster research capacity in this sector in Ireland.

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Collaboration between ASSERT and the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

Collaboration between ASSERT and the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

  • 08 Dec 2014

Thursday 4 December 2014, The ASSERT for Health Centre (Application of Science to Simulation, Education and Research on Training for Health Professionals) at University College Cork has entered into a new collaboration agreement with the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI).

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Honorary Doctorate for Nobel Laureate Professor John O’Keefe

Honorary Doctorate for Nobel Laureate Professor John O’Keefe

  • 08 Dec 2014

Nobel Prize winner Professor John O’Keefe will visit UCC on 15 December as he returns from Nobel Week, where he will receive an Honorary Doctorate and deliver a lecture at a major neuroscience symposium.

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Quercus College Scholars 2014

Quercus College Scholars 2014

  • 04 Dec 2014

The annual Quercus College Scholarship ceremony, held in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork took place on Monday 1st December 2014.

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What Lies Beneath Exhibition, Jennings Gallery UCC

What Lies Beneath Exhibition, Jennings Gallery UCC

  • 03 Dec 2014

What Lies Beneath is Dr Maeve Doyle’s first solo exhibition of her medical illustrations and drawings which are adapted/altered slightly to convey a message ‘Anatomy with a twist, with an injection of life and fun’.

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School of Medicine Prize-Giving Ceremony 2014

School of Medicine Prize-Giving Ceremony 2014

  • 28 Nov 2014

The annual School of Medicine Prize-Giving Ceremony took place on Friday 21 November, 2014 in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.

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UCC student innovation breathes new life into patients

UCC student innovation breathes new life into patients

  • 27 Nov 2014

NebulAid is the winner of the 2014 UCC Biomedical Design Innovation Award and the John Francis Burke Perpetual Trophy. The team, which is an interdisciplinary mix of UCC medical and engineering students, has developed an innovative solution to deliver medication more efficiently to the airways.

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Tyndall and ASSERT present the future of technology enhanced learning

Tyndall and ASSERT present the future of technology enhanced learning

  • 20 Nov 2014

Tyndall National Institute and the ASSERT for Health Centre at UCC (Application of Science to Simulation Education Research & Training) have unveiled the future of ‘technology enhanced learning’ for healthcare professionals. Virtual reality, silicon and human simulators will save lives by limiting the adverse effects of invasive procedures and increase practitioners’ competence.

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UCC Occupational Therapy Lecturers Receive Well-Deserved Recognition

UCC Occupational Therapy Lecturers Receive Well-Deserved Recognition

  • 18 Nov 2014

High achieving occupational therapy lecturers from the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at University College Cork have received consecutive UCC President’s Awards due to their innovative forms of teaching.

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Jack Flanagan Competition 2014

Jack Flanagan Competition 2014

  • 17 Nov 2014

A team of final year medical students from University College Cork has won the 2014 Jack Flanagan intervarsity competition in Geriatric Medicine.

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Professor Cryan's Research Profiled in Nature

Professor Cryan's Research Profiled in Nature

  • 17 Nov 2014

Nature News, Gut–brain link grabs neuroscientists.  Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.

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Atlantic Corridor Medical Student Research Conference

Atlantic Corridor Medical Student Research Conference

  • 12 Nov 2014

An inaugural Atlantic Corridor Medical Student Research Conference took place in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex UCC on Monday 10th November 2014.

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Health Innovation Conference

Health Innovation Conference

  • 07 Nov 2014

The demonstrator Health Innovation Hub recently hosted a Health Innovation Conference on ‘Overcoming Barriers in Healthcare through Innovation’ on November 6th last in the River Lee Hotel.

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7th Annual DiGP/UCC/HSE Collaborative Diabetes Conference

7th Annual DiGP/UCC/HSE Collaborative Diabetes Conference

  • 05 Nov 2014

The Diabetes In General Practice Group (DiGP), the Department of General Practice UCC and the HSE recently hosted another very successful diabetes conference, which was held on 15th October 2014 at Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork.  This was the seventh annual diabetes conference, and with 240 delegates attending from all disciplines across primary care, is one of the biggest Diabetes events in Ireland! 

 

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When a Raspberry Pi not a raspberry pie...  SFI Researchers Celebrate the Power of Science!

When a Raspberry Pi not a raspberry pie... SFI Researchers Celebrate the Power of Science!

  • 03 Nov 2014

Not so long ago, a raspberry pie was something you enjoyed with cream or custard.   But in the fast moving world of science and technology,  Raspberry Pi has an entirely different meaning!  So if you are curious about the latest in science and technology then you should come along to some of the events at the new Celebrate Science Festival organised by eight SFI research centres and their colleagues.

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New Horizons Medical Conference

New Horizons Medical Conference

  • 31 Oct 2014

The "New Horizons" UCC School of Medicine Research Conference will be held on 11th December 2014 in Western Gateway Building and will feature cutting-edge translational medical research from across clinical and research departments at UCC.

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Childhood obesity rates in Ireland plateau

Childhood obesity rates in Ireland plateau

  • 14 Oct 2014

Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in Ireland, reveals research published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

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Symposium - The Legacy of Andreas Vesalius - 21 October 2014

Symposium - The Legacy of Andreas Vesalius - 21 October 2014

  • 14 Oct 2014

The symposium on October 21st is organised to mark the quincentenary of the birth of the great anatomist and medical educator Andreas Vesalius.

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GP Study Day - 18th October 2014

GP Study Day - 18th October 2014

  • 13 Oct 2014

CUMH in association with Bayer Healthcare are holding a Study Day for General Practitioners in Cork, Rochestown Park Hotel, on Saturday 18th October 2014.

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UCC neuroscientists investigate why some people can resist stress

UCC neuroscientists investigate why some people can resist stress

  • 07 Oct 2014

Why on the rollercoaster of life are some people more resilient to the negative effects of stress than others?  Now University College Cork neuroscientists show that certain receptors in the brain play an important role in determining how we respond to different types of stress. 

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Blue September

Blue September

  • 30 Sep 2014

Monday 29 September 2014 - Graduate Entry Medicine Students from UCC at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, in support of Blue September Cancer Awareness Month.

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The First Online Masters in Public Health

The First Online Masters in Public Health

  • 18 Sep 2014

Thursday 18 September 2014 - An Online Masters in Public Health was officially launched today at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, UCC.

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Health 2.0 Cork next meeting 17th September 2014

Health 2.0 Cork next meeting 17th September 2014

  • 11 Sep 2014

Health 2.0 Cork next meeting will take place Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 7-8.30pm in the Health Innovation Hub, Western Gateway Building, UCC.

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Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

  • 10 Sep 2014

On Wednesday 17th September 2014, the staff and students of the Cork University Dental School & Hospital and Irish dental practitioners nationwide will once again offer FREE mouth cancer examinations to the public during Mouth Cancer Awareness Day (MCAD) and advice on ways to reduce the risk of developing this disease.

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UCC research helps malaria vaccine development

UCC research helps malaria vaccine development

  • 04 Sep 2014

Researchers at UCC have developed a microneedle-based patch that results in increased vaccine-induced protection against malaria infection using lower doses of vaccine in pre-clinical testing.

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UCC device to help coronary disease

UCC device to help coronary disease

  • 25 Aug 2014

In what promises to be a major step forward in the treatment of coronary disease, UCC’s Centre for Research in Vascular Biology has developed a new device that promotes the bypass of arterial obstructions, potentially removing the need for major surgery.

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Deadline for Applications extended for Online Master's in Public Health

Deadline for Applications extended for Online Master's in Public Health

  • 31 Jul 2014

The deadline for applications has been extended for Ireland’s first Online Master’s in Public Health commencing in September 2014. The new deadline is Friday 15th August.

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UCC partners with Arch Therapeutics

UCC partners with Arch Therapeutics

  • 22 Jul 2014

The School of Pharmacy, University College Cork (UCC), has entered into a new collaboration agreement with Arch Therapeutics, Inc., Wellesley, MA (OTCQB: ARTH) developer of the AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device™,  focusing on development of hemostasis and sealant products

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The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth

The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth

  • 22 Jul 2014
The first research study into the impact of stillbirth on healthcare chaplains who care for bereaved parents following the death of a baby has just been published in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.  
 
Nuzum D, Meaney S, O'Donoghue K. The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth in Ireland: a mixed methods study.  
BMJ 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000533
 
This study was carried out by Mr Daniel Nuzum & Dr Keelin O’Donoghue based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC at Cork University Maternity Hospital.
 

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UCC research into caesarean sections

UCC research into caesarean sections

  • 07 Jul 2014

Caesarean section is associated with a slightly increased rate of subsequent stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy, according to a large study of women living in Denmark, published in PLOS Medicine.

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National Intern Conference and Social

National Intern Conference and Social

  • 27 Jun 2014

An incredible sixty per cent of Ireland's current cohort of 650 interns are scheduled to leave our shores over the coming months to seek better working conditions abroad. With this in mind, a team of interns from each of the National Intern Training Networks has organised an exciting line-up of speakers for the inaugural National Intern Conference and Social (#NICS14). This will take place in the Brookfield Centre, UCC, Cork on Saturday June 28th 2014.

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Annual Research Day 2014

Annual Research Day 2014

  • 19 Jun 2014

The College of Medicine and Health, in conjunction with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, annual Research day was held on Wednesday 18th June 2014 at the Western Gateway Building. The theme of this year’s conference was – Food, Microbes and Molecular Medicine.

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Irish Female Artists of the 20th Century

Irish Female Artists of the 20th Century

  • 18 Jun 2014

This very special exhibition opens in the Jennings Gallery, College of Medicine and Health, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC on Wednesday 18th June and remains open until 8th September. The exhibition features artworks loaned from a number of private collections and features what are considered the best Irish female artists of the 20th century.

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National Social Media Award for UCC

National Social Media Award for UCC

  • 09 Jun 2014

After recently being selected as a finalist at the national Social Media Awards, UCC has gone on to win outright for best social media engagement. The Social Media Awards, or ‘Sockies’ as they are more affectionately known, are an annual initiative that seeks to reward best social media practice.

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MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • 06 Jun 2014

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital, together with University College Cork is now seeking candidates for Masters of Science (MSc) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology commencing in September 2014.

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2014 Recipient of the UCC Medical School Medal

2014 Recipient of the UCC Medical School Medal

  • 30 May 2014

Wednesday 28 May - Professor Daniel J. Penny - Chief of Paediatric Cardiology at the Texas Children’s’ Hospital, and Professor of Paediatrics – Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, receives the UCC Medical School Medal. Daniel entered UCC Medical School in 1979. In 1982 he was invited to read for an intercalated B.Sc. (Hons) in Physiology, graduating with 1st Class Honours in 1983.  He subsequently graduated M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. in 1986, and interned in Medicine and Surgery at Cork University Hospital.

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Irish Junior Doctors' Career Plans and Pathways

Irish Junior Doctors' Career Plans and Pathways

  • 20 May 2014

 

A recent study investigating the training paths and career plans of junior doctors training on programmes under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, found that the ‘exodus’ of Irish postgraduate medical trainees, which has been at the forefront of national discussion, is more complex than that which has been originally portrayed.

 

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Postgraduate Training in Ireland

Postgraduate Training in Ireland

  • 20 May 2014

The first study investigating the quality of postgraduate medical training in Ireland, using a validated tool, has identified both strengths and weaknesses present systematically and has demonstrated that the measurement of learning environments at a national level provides useful information for quality assurance and improvement of training.

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Formal renaming of University Hospital Waterford

Formal renaming of University Hospital Waterford

  • 19 May 2014

Friday 16th May - Waterford Regional Hospital was formally re-named ‘University Hospital Waterford’ (UHW) by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD.

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Q&A proves therapeutic for students

Q&A proves therapeutic for students

  • 15 May 2014

Students who are considering becoming an Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language Therapy professional can now turn to their peers who are ready to field their questions.

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Better and safer training for surgeons

Better and safer training for surgeons

  • 02 May 2014

The first large-scale study into simulation-based medical training finds that proficiency-based training produces a significantly superior skill-set when compared to a traditional training programme.

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The World’s First Master’s Degree in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics

The World’s First Master’s Degree in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics

  • 28 Apr 2014

The deadline is approaching for applications for the world’s first Master’s degree in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics which begins next September in University College Cork.  May 2nd is the deadline for potential students to apply for both the course and the Scholarships which are being offered by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).

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Mothers who book privately are more likely to have caesarean delivery

Mothers who book privately are more likely to have caesarean delivery

  • 15 Apr 2014

A research study into private healthcare coverage and increased risk of obstetric intervention has just been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 

This study was carried out by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College Cork.

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Cardiovascular Disease research receives €6 million EU research award

Cardiovascular Disease research receives €6 million EU research award

  • 09 Apr 2014

A European consortium of clinicians and scientists has launched a major EU-funded collaboration project focused on the prevention of heart disease and stroke through food.  BACCHUS an acronym for ‘Beneficial effects of bioactive compounds in humans’ will receive €6 million in funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.

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Taoiseach welcomes new Irish-American technology development partnership

Taoiseach welcomes new Irish-American technology development partnership

  • 14 Mar 2014

 

Thursday 13 March 2014: Speaking in Washington at an event hosted by the Irish Science Foundation Ireland to celebrate links between Irish science and US industry as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, welcomed the announcement that the Cork-based Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) has signed a research partnership with Waters Corporation. 

 

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The Impact of Stillbirth on Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologists

The Impact of Stillbirth on Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologists

  • 11 Mar 2014

The first research study into the impact of stillbirth on Consultant Obstetricians has just been published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

This study was carried out by Mr Daniel Nuzum & Dr Keelin O’Donoghue based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

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AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting

AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting

  • 11 Mar 2014

Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Western Gateway Building,UCC 6-7 March 2014

The 2014 meeting was be the Association’s 16th scientific conference and saw close to 100 delegates attending.

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Dr. Éanna Falvey receives his PhD

Dr. Éanna Falvey receives his PhD

  • 10 Mar 2014

Friday 28th February 2014; UCC Alumnus Dr. Éanna Falvey, Team Doctor to the Irish Senior Rugby Team and the Irish Amateur Boxing Association High Performance Unit receives his PhD.

Dr Falvey, MB BCh, PhD, MRCPI, MMedSci (SEM), FFSEM, has been involved in team coverage for Hurling, Football, Boxing, Rugby, Australian Rules football and athletics at elite levels for more than 10 years.  Having completed his undergraduate degree at UCC he completed his hospital training at Cork University Hospital.  Dr Falvey undertook a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Melbourne and a PhD at University College Cork.

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First Student Graduates from Doctor of Nursing Programme

First Student Graduates from Doctor of Nursing Programme

  • 10 Mar 2014

Friday 28th February 2014; Patrick Cotter, an Advanced  Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Nursing at Cork University Hospital is the first graduate of the Doctorate of Nursing Programme at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork.

 

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A first for Prep for Med

A first for Prep for Med

  • 28 Jan 2014

The excitement was palpable at UCC’s fourth Prep-for-Med day held on Friday 24th January at the School of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health, UCC and Cork University Hospital.

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Professor Patricia Kearney, new Research Leader appointed by The Health Research Board (HRB)

Professor Patricia Kearney, new Research Leader appointed by The Health Research Board (HRB)

  • 09 Jan 2014

Professor Patricia Kearney, Research Professor at University College Cork, is one of six new HRB Research Leaders, appointed by The Health Research Board (HRB).  The investment of €9 million will address strategic gaps and leadership capacity in population health and health services research in Ireland.

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New Project Offers Clear Hope for the Early Detection of Pre-eclampsia

New Project Offers Clear Hope for the Early Detection of Pre-eclampsia

  • 03 Dec 2013

A new research initiative focusing on the life-threatening complications associated with pre-eclampsia is set to save the lives of affected mothers and babies.

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A book to get your teeth into

A book to get your teeth into

  • 03 Dec 2013

Love or loathe that trip to the dentist, there is a distinct possibility that Cork University Dental School and Hospital has fulfilled a role in ensuring you receive a high standard of care.

Monday 25 November saw the launch of a book that many will want to get their teeth into. ‘Prevention is better than cure: History of the Cork Dental School and Hospital, 1913-2013’ was launched by Minister Kathleen Lynch T.D. in the Aula Maxima, UCC in honour of 2013 being the centenary of the founding of one of Cork's landmark institutions.

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Professor Geraldine McCarthy appointed Chairperson of the South/South West Hospital Group

Professor Geraldine McCarthy appointed Chairperson of the South/South West Hospital Group

  • 11 Nov 2013

President of University College Cork, Dr. Michael Murphy, has today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD, on the appointment of Prof. Geraldine McCarthy as Chairperson of the South/South West Hospital Group. Congratulating Prof. McCarthy on her appointment, President Murphy said, “Prof. McCarthy’s role will strengthen the linkages that already exist between the acute hospitals and University College Cork across the South/South West region.”

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Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report

Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report

  • 22 Oct 2013

 

The first Irish national audit into the death of babies in the weeks before or after birth (known as perinatal mortality) was launched today (Tuesday 22 October). 

This national audit was carried out by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College Cork for the calendar year 2011 in collaboration with the medical and midwifery staff from the individual maternity units around the country.

 

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COLLAGE leads charge for healthier lives

COLLAGE leads charge for healthier lives

  • 16 Oct 2013

 

A new research initiative will position Ireland to play a central role in adding two healthy years of life to every European by 2020, EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn stated today (Tuesday October 15).

 

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Professor Louise Kenny wins Enterprise Ireland Life Sciences & Food Commercialisation Award

Professor Louise Kenny wins Enterprise Ireland Life Sciences & Food Commercialisation Award

  • 30 Sep 2013

Professor Louise Kenny has won the Enterprise Ireland Life Sciences & Food Commercialisation Award for developing and commercialising the first predictive diagnosis for pre-eclampsia in early pregnancy.

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€13.6 Million Investment for INFANT

€13.6 Million Investment for INFANT

  • 24 Sep 2013

Friday, 20th September 2013: Mr Seán Sherlock TD, Minister of State for Research and Innovation today (Friday) announced Government funding, through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), of €7.6 million which will leverage a further investment of €6 million from 15 industry partners, for research at the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), Cork. Ireland’s first centre for perinatal research will directly improve treatment and care for pregnant mothers and newborn babies.

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Cystic Fibrosis research receives €6 million EU research award

Cystic Fibrosis research receives €6 million EU research award

  • 13 Sep 2013

An international consortium of Cystic Fibrosis clinicians and scientists, led by Dr Barry Plant of the College of Medicine and Health, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre and the HRB - Clinical Research Facility, University College Cork/Cork University Hospital, Ireland has launched a major EU-funded collaboration project focused on the development and trial of personalized antibiotic treatment for patients with CF during respiratory infections. CFMATTERS an acronym for ‘Cystic Fibrosis Microbiome-determined Antibiotic Therapy Trial in Exacerbations: Results Stratified’ will receive approximately €6 million in funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme.

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Alcohol Consumption in Early Pregnancy

Alcohol Consumption in Early Pregnancy

  • 10 Sep 2013

A HRB funded study at UCC suggests alcohol consumption in the first fifteen weeks of pregnancy does not alter odds for small-for-gestational-age neonate, reduced birth weight, preeclampsia, or spontaneous preterm birth.  The findings have just been published in ‘Obstetrics and Gynaecology’, one of the world’s leading Obstetrics and Gynaecology journals.

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Professor Ivan Perry - 25% of Heart attacks and Strokes are preventable

Professor Ivan Perry - 25% of Heart attacks and Strokes are preventable

  • 13 Aug 2013

25% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable

One in four deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke could be prevented each year, according to new evidence from the Health Research Board Centre for Diet and Health. Such an outcome requires everyone in Ireland to cut their salt, trans fat and saturated fat intake and eat three more portions of fruit and veg per day.

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A New Dawn for Health Care in the South and South West

A New Dawn for Health Care in the South and South West

  • 29 Jul 2013

                                 

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European Success for COLLAGE

European Success for COLLAGE

  • 29 Jul 2013

                     

 

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College of Medicine and Health Research Day 2013
Prep-for-Med-School

Prep-for-Med-School

  • 01 Feb 2013

The atmosphere was upbeat at UCC’s third Prep-for-Med-School day held at UCC and Cork University Hospital on Friday 25th January, 2013.

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Scholarship Awards at the College of Medicine and Health

Scholarship Awards at the College of Medicine and Health

  • 18 Dec 2012

College of Medicine and Health Scholarship Awards December 2012.

 

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Jennings Gallery

Jennings Gallery

  • 30 Nov 2012

'Passing the Torch' Exhibition Jennings Gallery will run from 29th November 2012 to 10th January 2013 inclusive

 

 

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Ministers launch Health Innovation Hub in UCC

Ministers launch Health Innovation Hub in UCC

  • 30 Nov 2012

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD launched the Health Innovation Hub Demonstrator Project which will bring together the health system, enterprise and academia in an environment where new ideas can be developed and grown.

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