- 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.
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.
Edge, an exhibition by New York born artist Sheila Kingston, opened on Thursday February 9th in University College Cork’s Jennings Gallery.
103 school children from across Ireland will descend to University College Cork’s School of Medicine today to attend ‘Prep-for Med.’
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.
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.
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.
Professor Mary Horgan will succeed Professor Frank Murray as President in October 2017
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.
The newly established SIA Society held their very first Inaugural Induction Ceremony at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.
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.
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.
UCC’s MSc in Clinical Pharmacy has won Postgraduate Course of the Year in the Health Sciences category at the gradireland Higher Education Awards.
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.
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.
A new pilot initiative aimed at tackling excessive alcohol consumption among third-level students’ across Ireland has been launched in UCC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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
Over 570 people are diagnosed with Mouth, Head & Neck Cancer in Ireland each year resulting in over four deaths per week.
A team of Irish clinical academics have secured one of seven major awards that have been made across the UK and Ireland by Wellcome*.
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
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.
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.
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”.
Cork study shows that 17% of pregnant women have a Vitamin D deficiency amongst 1786 mothers surveyed at Cork University Maternity Hospital.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Thirty transition year pupils from nine schools across Cork descended to University College Cork’s College of Medicine and Health
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.
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.
Prof George Shorten speaks about the ASSERT Centre at the Tyndall Technology Days Seminar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers and Clinicians from University College Cork (UCC) have contributed to the Lancet Stillbirth Series: Ending Preventable Stillbirths, which was launched globally today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network held a national article writing competition to mark International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) recently hosted its annual Study Day in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin 8.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
An inaugural Atlantic Corridor Medical Student Research Conference took place in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex UCC on Monday 10th November 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!
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.
The symposium on October 21st is organised to mark the quincentenary of the birth of the great anatomist and medical educator Andreas Vesalius.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College of Medicine and Health Scholarship Awards December 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.