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  • INMED 2018

    05 Feb
    INMED 2018

    Event: The annual scientific meeting INMED is taking place this week, 7th - 9th February 2018, in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC. 

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  • New Study Highlights Need for a Weight Loss Surgery Strategy

    13 Jul
    New Study Highlights Need for a Weight Loss Surgery Strategy

    Data from a recent study carried out by the ESPRIT (Evidence to Support Prevention, Implementation and Translation) research group led by Professor Patricia Kearney at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork (UCC), estimate that current weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) provision in Ireland meets less than 0.1% of the need.

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  • Consultants Open Evening at ASSERT

    24 Mar
    Consultants Open Evening at ASSERT

    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.

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  • Dr Eanna Falvey Announced as Head of Medical for the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour

    19 Jan
    Dr Eanna Falvey Announced as Head of Medical for the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour

    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. 

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  • Prof Mary Horgan visits Thailand

    12 Jan
    Prof Mary Horgan visits Thailand

    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.

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  • Quercus College Scholars 2016

    16 Dec
    Quercus College Scholars 2016

    The annual Quercus College Scholarship ceremony, held in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork took place on Thursday 8th December 2016.

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  • New Horizons Conference 2016

    24 Nov
    New Horizons Conference 2016

    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.

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  • Hands and arms at risk

    21 Oct
    Hands and arms at risk

    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.

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  • UCC Banks On Biobank

    19 Aug
    UCC Banks On Biobank

    University College Cork and the INFANT centre have opened a new Biobank facility which will enable the improved curation and protection of human biological samples.

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  • The science underpinning the training of surgeons for 21st century medicine

    08 Jul
    The science underpinning the training of surgeons for 21st century medicine

    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”.

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  • June 2016 Graduations

    17 Jun
    June 2016 Graduations

    Congratulations to our most recent graduates from the College of Medicine and Health, who graduated at UCC's Summer Conferrings on Thursday 16th June 2016.

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  • Teddy Bear Hospital Reopens in UCC

    12 Apr
    Teddy Bear Hospital Reopens in UCC

    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.

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  • UCC Medical Students Battle Dragons

    16 Mar
    UCC Medical Students Battle Dragons

    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.

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  • Skin Barrier Linked to Childhood Allergies

    08 Mar
    Skin Barrier Linked to Childhood Allergies

    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.

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  • UCC Engage Mental Health Research Network

    17 Feb
    UCC Engage Mental Health Research Network

    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.

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  • Quercus College Scholars 2015

    11 Dec
    Quercus College Scholars 2015

    The annual Quercus College Scholarship ceremony, held in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork took place on Thursday 3rd December 2015.

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  • RCPI Opens Cork Office

    04 Dec
    RCPI Opens Cork Office

    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.

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  • EndoSeek Seeks to Balloon Colonoscopy Completion Rates

    19 Nov
    EndoSeek Seeks to Balloon Colonoscopy Completion Rates

    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. 

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  • Health Matters Matter

    10 Nov
    Health Matters Matter

    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.

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  • UCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Korean National Agency

    02 Nov
    UCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Korean National Agency

    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.

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  • Call for Tax on SSD’s

    07 Oct
    Call for Tax on SSD’s

    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.

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  • UCC, RCSI, TCD Sign Agreement to Create APPEL

    22 Sep
    UCC, RCSI, TCD Sign Agreement to Create APPEL

    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.

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  • Early detection saves lives – Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

    15 Sep
    Early detection saves lives – Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

    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.

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  • Annual Research Day 2015

    18 Jun
    Annual Research Day 2015

    The College of Medicine and Health, in conjunction with the INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research), annual Research day was held on Tuesday 16th June 2015 at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

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  • OPERAM

    16 Apr
    OPERAM

    Dr Denis O’Mahony, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Geriatrician in the Department of Medicine at UCC, has received news that OPERAM, of which he is a Co-Principle Investigator, will be the beneficiary of a €3.735 million grant from the European Commission.

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  • INFANT Centre at UCC and IBM announce 'LEANBH'

    19 Mar
    INFANT Centre at UCC and IBM announce 'LEANBH'

    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.

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  • PREPARED Video

    03 Mar
    PREPARED Video

    A video for the new National Primary Care Dementia project, PREPARED (Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia) has recently been launched online.

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  • Prep for Med School at UCC

    05 Feb
    Prep for Med School at UCC

    The School of Medicine, UCC hosted a successful ‘Prep for Med-School’ day for Transition Year students at the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC and Cork University Hospital on Friday 30th January 2015.

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  • STOPP/START criteria into UK Best Practice Guidelines

    22 Jan
    STOPP/START criteria into UK Best Practice Guidelines

    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.

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  • New Online MSc in Occupational Health

    15 Jan
    New Online MSc in Occupational Health

    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.

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  • Quercus College Scholars 2014

    04 Dec
    Quercus College Scholars 2014

    The annual Quercus College Scholarship ceremony, held in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork took place on Monday 1st December 2014.

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  • UCC student innovation breathes new life into patients

    27 Nov
    UCC student innovation breathes new life into patients

    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.

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  • Tyndall and ASSERT present the future of technology enhanced learning

    20 Nov
    Tyndall and ASSERT present the future of technology enhanced learning

    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.

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  • Health Innovation Conference

    07 Nov
    Health Innovation Conference

    The demonstrator Health Innovation Hub recently hosted a Health Innovation Conference on ‘Overcoming Barriers in Healthcare through Innovation’ on November 6th last in the River Lee Hotel.

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  • 7th Annual DiGP/UCC/HSE Collaborative Diabetes Conference

    05 Nov
    7th Annual DiGP/UCC/HSE Collaborative Diabetes Conference

    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! 

     

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  • New Horizons Medical Conference

    31 Oct
    New Horizons Medical Conference

    The "New Horizons" UCC School of Medicine Research Conference will be held on 11th December 2014 in Western Gateway Building and will feature cutting-edge translational medical research from across clinical and research departments at UCC.

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  • Blue September

    30 Sep
    Blue September

    Monday 29 September 2014 - Graduate Entry Medicine Students from UCC at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College of Medicine and Health, in support of Blue September Cancer Awareness Month.

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  • Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

    10 Sep
    Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

    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.

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  • UCC device to help coronary disease

    25 Aug
    UCC device to help coronary 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.

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  • UCC partners with Arch Therapeutics

    22 Jul
    UCC partners with Arch Therapeutics

    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

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  • The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth

    22 Jul
    The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth
    The first research study into the impact of stillbirth on healthcare chaplains who care for bereaved parents following the death of a baby has just been published in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.  
     
    Nuzum D, Meaney S, O'Donoghue K. The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth in Ireland: a mixed methods study.  
    BMJ 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000533
     
    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.
     
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  • National Intern Conference and Social

    27 Jun
    National Intern Conference and Social

    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.

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  • Annual Research Day 2014

    19 Jun
    Annual Research Day 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.

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  • Irish Female Artists of the 20th Century

    18 Jun
    Irish Female Artists of the 20th Century

    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.

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  • National Social Media Award for UCC

    09 Jun
    National Social Media Award for UCC

    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.

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  • MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    06 Jun
    MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital, together with University College Cork is now seeking candidates for Masters of Science (MSc) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology commencing in September 2014.

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  • 2014 Recipient of the UCC Medical School Medal

    30 May
    2014 Recipient of the UCC Medical School Medal

    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.

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  • Irish Junior Doctors' Career Plans and Pathways

    20 May
    Irish Junior Doctors' Career Plans and Pathways

     

    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.

     

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  • Postgraduate Training in Ireland

    20 May
    Postgraduate Training in Ireland

    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.

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  • Taoiseach welcomes new Irish-American technology development partnership

    14 Mar
    Taoiseach welcomes new Irish-American technology development partnership

     

    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. 

     

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  • The Impact of Stillbirth on Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologists

    11 Mar
    The Impact of Stillbirth on Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologists

    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.

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  • AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting

    11 Mar
    AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting

    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.

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  • Dr. Éanna Falvey receives his PhD

    10 Mar
    Dr. Éanna Falvey receives his PhD

    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.

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  • A first for Prep for Med

    28 Jan
    A first for Prep for Med

    The excitement was palpable at UCC’s fourth Prep-for-Med day held on Friday 24th January at the School of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health, UCC and Cork University Hospital.

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  • A book to get your teeth into

    03 Dec
    A book to get your teeth into

    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.

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  • Professor Geraldine McCarthy appointed Chairperson of the South/South West Hospital Group

    11 Nov
    Professor Geraldine McCarthy appointed Chairperson of the South/South West Hospital Group

    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.”

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  • Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report

    22 Oct
    Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report

     

    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.

     

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  • €13.6 Million Investment for INFANT

    24 Sep
    €13.6 Million Investment for INFANT

    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.

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  • Cystic Fibrosis research receives €6 million EU research award

    13 Sep
    Cystic Fibrosis research receives €6 million EU research award

    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.

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  • Alcohol Consumption in Early Pregnancy

    10 Sep
    Alcohol Consumption in Early Pregnancy

    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.

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  • Professor Ivan Perry - 25% of Heart attacks and Strokes are preventable

    13 Aug
    Professor Ivan Perry - 25% of Heart attacks and Strokes are preventable

    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.

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  • Ministers launch Health Innovation Hub in UCC

    30 Nov
    Ministers launch Health Innovation Hub in UCC

    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.

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