EPINews Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 11th issue of EPINews. On behalf of the Department, I would like to thank outgoing Editor of the EPINews, Emily Kelleher, for her hard work and dedication to the newsletter over the last three years. Emily is currently concentrating on completing her PhD and we wish her the very best.

This issue is once again packed full with news, research updates, events and training opportunities. It has been a busy summer so far with many colleagues travelling to seminars and conferences at home and away. Canada appears to be the current hotspot drawing staff and students for international work placements and conferences. Mr Kieran Walsh completed his international work placement in Ottawa while Dr Martin Davoren and Dr Sheena McHugh presented at the third bi-annual Global Implementation Conference in Toronto. Professor Ivan Perry, Dr Fiona Geaney and Dr Sarah Fitzgerald attended the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Victoria, BC.


I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at r.dennehy@ucc.ie

 

EPINews Issue 12 


Rebecca Dennehy

Dear Colleagues,


Welcome to the 11th issue of EPINews. In January, the SPHeRE Network held their Annual Meeting at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and the Department was very well represented with 7 oral and 3 poster presentations. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Supporting solutions: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice’ and many of our staff and students were present to showcase their research in various areas ranging from emergency care to the management of obesity.
Since the last issue, many of our PhD Students have defended their theses. Congratulations are in order for Dr Sarah Fitzgerald, Dr Jamie Madden, Dr Dervla Hogan and Dr Seán Millar. We wish you all the best for your future careers.
This issue is once again packed full with news, research updates, events and training opportunities and as always, I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie

 

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Ms. Emily Kelleher

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the tenth issue of EPINews. Since the last issue, a number of our outstanding PhD students have submitted their PhD theses. Congratulations to Ms Sarah Fitzgerald, Ms Dervla Hogan and Mr Jamie Madden on this wonderful achievement and the very best of luck with your upcoming Vivas. On Wednesday last, Dr Sharon Cadogan successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘The design, implementation and evaluation of a laboratory based intervention to optimise serum immunoglobulin test use in primary care’. Sharon’s PhD explored the efficiency of laboratory test use among primary care physicians in the South of Ireland, with a key focus on the design, development and evaluation of a behaviour change intervention targeting serum immunoglobulin test use. This research was a collaboration with the Department of Haematology at Cork University Hospital, under the supervision of Professor Mary Cahill, Professor John Browne and Professor Colin Bradley. We wish you all the best for your future career Dr Cadogan!
This issue is once again packed full with news, research updates, events and training opportunities and as always, I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie .

Ms. Emily Kelleher

EPINews Issue 10

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the 9th issue of EPINews. Summer is upon us and many of our colleagues are busy attending and presenting at various national and international conferences. In June Ms Shelly Chakraborty and Ms Laura McCarthy showcased their research at the European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg while Dr Martin Davoren presented at the 42nd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium held in Stockholm. From 8th-12th June, I had the pleasure of accompanying Dr Fiona Geaney and Ms Sarah Fitzgerald to Cape Town, South Africa where we presented at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Conference. 
Since the last issue, many of our PhD Students have submitted or defended their theses. Congratulations are in order for Dr Aline Brennan, Dr Anne-Marie O’Flynn, Dr Sara Leitao, Dr Christina Dillon and Dr Eileen Curran on their outstanding achievements. 
This issue is once again packed full with news, research updates, events and training opportunities and as always, I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie 
Ms. Emily Kelleher

 

EPINews Issue 9

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the 8th issue of EPINews. Since the last issue, the SPHeRE Network has held their Annual Meeting at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and the Department was very well represented with 8 oral and 7 poster presentations. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Population health and health services research in Ireland: current trends and future directions’ and many of our staff and students were present to showcase their research in various areas ranging from emergency care to the management of obesity. 
In February, one of our outstanding PhD students Martin Davoren graduated. Martin’s thesis explored alcohol consumption among university students and has made several headlines both nationally and internationally. Congratulations Dr Davoren, we wish all the best for your future career!!
This issue is once again packed full with news, research updates, events and training opportunities and as always, I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie 
Ms. Emily Kelleher DEPARTMENT

Epi Newsletter March 2016

 

 Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to this issue of EPINews. Another summer has come and gone and colleagues here in the Department are settling back into their routines after another eventful season. Milan was the hotspot this year as three of our PhD scholars visited the Italian city to present their research. Ms Sarah Fitzgerald travelled in June to present her work on absenteeism in the workplace at the International Health Economics Association Congress while Ms Marsha Treacy and Ms Shelly Chakraborty flew in last week to present at the 8th European Public Health Conference. Since the last issue the Society for Social Medicine has also held their Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin and the Department was well represented at this major international meeting with 8 oral and 6 poster presentations and a workshop led by HRB Centre for health and Diet Research. As always, I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie

Ms. Emily Kelleher

Epi news 7

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to this edition of EPINews. Once again, this issue is packed full with news, events and research updates from within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. As usual this summer has been hectic, with many colleagues travelling across the island and further afield to present their research at various seminars and conferences. The Department was well represented at the Health Services Research Network conference held earlier this month where they hosted a very successful session on the response patterns to austerity from different health system levels within the Irish context in conjunction with colleagues in the ESRI, RCSI and TCD.
Congratulations are in order for Dr Sheena McHugh, who has been awarded with a prestigious CARDI fellowship. As part of this Sheena will be developing a falls prevention intervention for older people with diabetes. This summer has also seen two more of our outstanding scholars submit and defend their PhD theses. Congrats to Dr Eimear Keane and Dr Fiona Geaney. I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie
 
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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the first edition of EPINews for 2015. The year kicked off to a great start with a number of successes for the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The new integrated Course in Occupational Health began in January with 16 individuals enrolled in the programme. The format of this course is entirely online, is run part-time over 18 months and is offered by experienced academic experts and professionals from the community of health and safety practitioners. Initial feedback has been very positive and interest surrounding the programme is ever-increasing. PhD candidate Martin Davoren has been busy making headlines as his protégées Eimear Murphy and Ian O’Sullivan were crowned winners of the 51st BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Furthermore, Martin caught the public’s interest with his work exploring hazardous alcohol consumption and related adverse consequences. Like previous issues I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie

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With Best Wishes,

Ms. Emily Kelleher

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to this edition of EPINews. 2014 has been both an eventful and successful year for the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health as it has entered a new era in elearning. In January, the Department launched an Online Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection and in September, the Online Masters in Public Health (E-MPH). Furthermore, we are busy finalising our new Online MSc in Occupational Health and are looking forward to its commencement in early 2015.

2014 has also seen 8 of our outstanding PhD Students successfully defend their theses – Congratulations to Dr. Claire Buckley, Dr. Vera McCarthy, Dr. Maria Boyce, Dr. Margaret Curtin, Dr. Sinead O’Neill, Dr. Linda O’Keeffe, Dr. Grace O’ Malley and Dr. Sarah-Jo Sinnott. Finally, like every year, Department staff and students travelled across the globe sharing their research at various seminars and conferences – including those in Alaska and China! I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas,

Ms. Emily Kelleher

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EPINews Issue 4

Dear Colleagues,
 
Welcome to this edition of EPINews. This issue is packed full with news, events and research updates from within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. There has been a flurry of activity since the last issue. Many new faces have joined the team on HRB Summer Studentships to work on an assortment of ongoing research projects while other colleagues have travelled across the island and further afield to present their research at various seminars and conferences. A number of our PhD students have submitted or successfully defended their theses – congratulations to Ms. Maria Boyce, Dr. Margaret Curtain, Dr. Sinead O’Neill and Dr. Claire Buckley. Furthermore, we are busy making the final preparations to timetables and course work for the next academic year and looking forward to the commencement of our new E-MPH.
 
I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie
 
Ms. Emily Kelleher 
 
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Dear Colleagues,
 
Welcome to this edition of EPINews. This issue is packed full with news, events and research updates from within the Department. Since the last issue, we have released the results from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS) which investigated the wellbeing, diet and exercise levels of Cork children over 2012 and 2013. The study received strong support from children, parents and schools in Cork with over one thousand children from 3rd and 4th classes from primary schools in Cork city and Mitchelstown taking part. The study found that one quarter of participating children were carrying excess weight and the findings show over 50% of children have salt intakes well above healthy levels and 8% were considered as having high blood pressure. For more information visit CClaS on the Department website. I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at emily.kelleher@ucc.ie 
 
Ms. Emily Kelleher
 

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EPINews Issue 2

Dear Colleagues,
 
I am delighted to introduce this first edition of EPINews, the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health’s quarterly newsletter. The work of the Department is focused on research and teaching addressing the causes and prevention of disease in the population, the promotion of health & wellbeing, and the optimal delivery of health services. We will use this newsletter to keep you in touch with news and developments from the Department, including research highlights and information on our teaching programme. We offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses from BSc to PhD level in Public Health, Occupational Health and Health Services Research and we have an active research program. I hope you find something in EPINews that is of interest to you. EPINews is edited by Ms. Emily Kelleher, one of our BSc Public Health graduates, now in her first year of the HRB funded SPHeRE (Structured Population and Health-Services Research Education) Programme.
 
Wishing you all the very best for 2014,
Prof. Ivan Perry 
 
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