UCC Heroes: Clinical Operations Team, Clinical Research Facility (CRF-C)

The Clinical Operations Team of the Clinical Research Facility was nominated by Maeve Kelsey, Site Management Operations Manager. Below, Maeve shares why the team is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

The CRF-C clinical team of research nurses and research support officers remained on-site in Cork University Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, South Infirmary Victoria Hospital and University Hospital Waterford during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, this dedicated group continued to provide vital medications and support to patients on existing regulated clinical trials. They also coordinated many COVID-19-related studies.

During this intense period of activity, the team made many personal sacrifices (wedding cancellation, holiday cancellations, working flexible hours, etc.) and at all times prioritised the patients, recognising that research on COVID-19 is key to saving lives.”

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. high-resolution photograph of the person/team

3. Contact details of the nominating staff member

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