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Anatomy and Neuroscience at the 2019 School of Medicine awards Ceremony

6 Dec 2019

Congratulations to the medical students who received Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience awards from Prof John Cryan and Dr Kathy Quane at the School of Medicine awards Ceremony which took place in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex UCC on Friday 22nd November 2019.

UCC School of Medicine Vision:  To provide Doctors of the future with a world class, student-centered education, based on current knowledge, informed by research and with an awareness of societal needs.

THE EDWARD GURR PRIZE 2018/2019

Awarded to:              Rachel Tone 

Presented by:          Professor John Cryan

Dr. Edward Gurr, was an honorary Research Associate in the Department of Anatomy in UCC for a number of years.  To mark his association with the University, Dr Gurr made a financial donation for the provision of annual prizes in Histology for medical (and dental students) where high merit has been shown.   For the medical prize the top three DEM1 and GEM1 students obtaining the highest Histology marks in their continuous assessment exam are invited to sit a written exam on the histological principles underlying tissue structure and its relationship to human health and disease.  The essays are judged by a panel from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and the winner is awarded the “The Edward Gurr Prize”.

THE CHARLES MEDAL IN ANATOMY 2018/2019

Awarded to:               Lucy O’Gorman

Presented by:            Professor John Cryan

The Charles Medals are amongst the longest established prizes in UCC. They were provided by John James Charles, formerly Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in Queen's College, Cork and have been awarded annually since 1910.  The Prize is awarded to the successful 1st year medical student who obtains first place in Anatomy.

 

The MacConaill Prize in Clinical Anatomy 2018/2019

Awarded to:               Ciara Browne

Presented by:            Professor John Cryan

Michael A. MacConaill, formerly Professor of Anatomy in University College Cork, through his fundamental research into articular mechanics, has made possible major advances in Physical Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. In recognition of these contributions, and to underline the close relationship between Anatomy, Surgery and Medicine, an annual prize in Clinical Anatomy is awarded. The establishment of this prize was made possible by a donation from a private bequest transmitted through Dr Denis Dooley, Inspector of Anatomy, Department of Health and Social Security, London. The prize is awarded to the candidate who obtains the highest mark in the Second University Prizes Examination in Clinical Anatomy.

 

THE MACCONAILL PRIZE 2018/2019

Awarded to:               Ali Binabdi                

Presented by:            Dr Kathy Quane

The family of the late Professor Michael A. MacConaill, in recognition of his outstanding and original contributions to knowledge of the functional anatomy of the locomotor system, wish to perpetuate his memory by establishing an award and have made a donation to the University for this purpose.   The Prize is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the Professor of Anatomy, shows most originality in their answers in the Second University Prizes Examination in Clinical Anatomy.

The Prize AND CERTIFICATE in Foundations of Medicine ANAT/BIO/PHYS Year 1 2018/2019

Prize Awarded to:                 Hannah Keohane

Presented by:                        Dr Kathy Quane

This Prize and Certificate are offered for award annually to the two candidates who obtain the highest and second highest marks in a Foundations of Medicine Anatomy/Biochemistry/Physiology Year 1 prize examination. The material examined in the Prize examination was the entire course covered in the current First Year Direct Entry Foundations in Medicine modules (FM1010, FM1020, FM1030, and FM1040).  Candidates, whose aggregate marks were among the top 10% of the class in the four FM modules, were eligible to sit the examination for the Prize and Certificate.

The Prize AND CERTIFICATE in Foundations of Medicine ANAT/BIO/PHYS Year 1 2018/2019

Certificate Awarded to:        Conor Murphy

Presented by:                        Dr Kathy Quane

This Prize and Certificate are offered for award annually to the two candidates who obtain the highest and second highest marks in a Foundations of Medicine Anatomy/Biochemistry/Physiology Year 1 prize examination. The material examined in the Prize examination was the entire course covered in the current First Year Direct Entry Foundations in Medicine modules (FM1010, FM1020, FM1030, and FM1040).  Candidates, whose aggregate marks were among the top 10% of the class in the four FM modules, were eligible to sit the examination for the Prize and Certificate.

 

THE PRIZE AND CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE ANAT/BIO/PHYS YEAR 2 2018/2019

Prize Awarded to:                 Ali Binabdi

Presented by:                        Dr Kathy Quane

This Prize is offered for award annually to the candidate who obtains the highest marks in a Foundations of Medicine Anatomy/Biochemistry/Physiology Year 2 prize examination. The material examined in the Year 2 prize examination was the entire course covered in both the First and Second Year Direct Entry Foundations of Medicine modules (FM1010, FM1020, FM1030, FM1040, FM2101, FM2102). Candidates, (second Year direct entry medical students), whose aggregate marks were among the top 10% of the class in the six FM modules, were eligible to sit the examination for this Prize.

THE PRIZE AND CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE ANAT/BIO/PHYS YEAR 2 2018/2019

Certificate Awarded to:        Domhnall O’Farrell

Presented by:                        Dr Kathy Quane

This Prize is offered for award annually to the candidate who obtains the highest marks in a Foundations of Medicine Anatomy/Biochemistry/Physiology Year 2 prize examination. The material examined in the Year 2 prize examination was the entire course covered in both the First and Second Year Direct Entry Foundations of Medicine modules (FM1010, FM1020, FM1030, FM1040, FM2101, FM2102). Candidates, (second Year direct entry medical students), whose aggregate marks were among the top 10% of the class in the six FM modules, were eligible to sit the examination for this Prize.

THE CHARLES DONOVAN PRIZE IN DERMATOLOGY 2018/2019

Awarded to:             Bailey Crowley.

Presented by:            Dr John Bourke

Bailey also graduated in 2018 with an intercalated BSc Neuroscience (hons) from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.

Charles Donovan was born in Calcutta in 1863. In 1879 he was sent to live with his grandfather in Ireland and later became a student at Queen's College, Cork. In 1891, he received a commission in the Indian Medical Service developing a particular interest in tropical diseases. In 1903 he described the causative agent of kala-azar, later known as the "Leishman-Donovan" body and, in 1905 he reported his findings on granuloma inguinale ("Donovanosis"). Charles Donovan was a student of this University who went on to receive international recognition in describing two diseases exhibiting cutaneous manifestations, and the School of Medicine considers him a most suitable person to be associated with this prize. The prize is awarded for excelling in the specialty of Dermatology during the Fourth Medical Year.

The Charles Donovan Prize is donated by the Department of Medicine (Dermatology), South Infirmary/Victoria University Hospital, for which the School is very grateful.

2019 DR PAMELA GILLIGAN PRIZE

Awarded to:               Dr Roisin McCarthy 

Project Title:                Sonographic Features of Resistant Infantile Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Presented by:            Dr Oonagh Gilligan

Dr Pamela Gilligan qualified from UCC in 1956. She came from a medical family, her mother having qualified in medicine in 1919, her father in 1922. She inherited a firm belief in the importance of education. She joined the Anatomy department in UCC in 1971 and worked there as a histology lecturer for 27 years.  She loved UCC and her students.  When she died in 2014 it was evident that she was held in very high regard by many of her past pupils. Her family were regaled with stories of small acts of kindness, extra tuition, handholding through pass-fail orals etc.  Above all she encouraged everyone to be the best they could – those at the bottom to have the self-belief that they could pass and those at the top to fulfil their potential.

The “Dr Pamela Gilligan Award” is presented for the best final year medical project. 

 

Welcome speech from Professor Paula O’Leary, Dean, School of Medicine

On behalf of the School of Medicine at UCC, I would like to welcome you - recipients, family members, invited guests, friends and School of Medicine faculty - to our annual Prize-Giving Ceremony.

The recipients of the Prizes have excelled in a large number of disciplines at various stages of their academic studies and on behalf of the School I congratulate them one and all.

As well as University and School Prizes many of our students and recent graduates have been recognised by external bodies, notably the NUI Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart prizewinners and RCPI prizewinner, Dr. John David Kehoe.  Dr. JD Kehoe was awarded the Reuben Harvey Prize at RCPI last month in recognition of his first place ranking in UCC Graduating Class of 2019.

A large number of our students continue to excel in a wide range of Research activities and their commitment is acknowledged here today.

And finally, student life extends beyond the lecture halls and clinics.  Many of our students have been formally recognized for their substantial contributions to University Societies and we acknowledge their involvement and participation in these important aspects of their student lives.

The School is proud of the achievements of our students and graduates and wish them continued success in their promising careers ahead.

Professor Paula O’Leary,

Dean, School of Medicine

 

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

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