UCC Heroes: Dr Birgit Greiner, Vice Dean, School of Public Health

Birgit was nominated by Dr Zubair Kabir. Below, we hear why Birgit is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

"Covid-19 is real, and we have real stories and real heroes. One such ‘invisible’ hero is our own Vice Dean, Dr Birgit Greiner. She forgot for a moment that she has to meander through a path of uncertainty. Her first concern was the welfare of the students – the torch-bearers of this great learning centre. She quickly realised that she has to captain a whole ship. The timely flow of correct information, patronising ideas and getting our voices heard – quickly and clearly – all became her everyday concerns. She swam through these, showing incredible resilience, creative thinking and astute leadership. At the time of writing this, Birgit is on a well-deserved two-week break!"


How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:

Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.

Submissions are to be emailed to traininganddevelopment@ucc.ie detailing:

1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19

2. A high-resolution photograph of the person/team

3. Contact details of the nominating staff member

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