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  • Jack Murray takes ‘Medal of Excellence’ at 2022 Irish Research Council Awards

    05 Dec 2022
    Jack Murray takes ‘Medal of Excellence’ at 2022 Irish Research Council Awards

    Congratulations to Jack Murray, a first year PhD student at School of Pharmacy UCC who was awarded the esteemed Jane Grimson Medal of Excellence at this year’s Irish Research Council Awards.

    Jack is one of four top-ranked early-career postgraduate researchers selected by the Irish Research Council for ‘Medals of Excellence’. Jack was awarded his medal for his work in the STEM category where he was given high praise for his research which investigates ways of addressing challenges associated with formulating oral drugs, such as poor water solubility. His focus is on the creation of a ‘smart’ development pathway - using artificial intelligence to assist formulators in choosing the best ingredients for each poorly water-soluble drug.

    Professor Helen Whelton, Head of the College of Medicine and Health UCC, said this was a great achievement and she congratulated Jack on his excellent work.

    Twenty-three year old Jack said he is delighted to receive this prestigious award. “I am working in this area because of the potential of artificial intelligence to streamline the clinical translation of tomorrow’s medicines. It will improve the safety of therapies already on the market and reduce the need for expensive experiments”

    Jack said he would like to thank Professor Brendan Griffin and Dr. Patrick O’Dwyer for their time and help with his project.

     

     

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  • CoMH receives a Higher Distinction award for its outstanding workplace standards

    30 Nov 2022
    CoMH receives a Higher Distinction award for its outstanding workplace standards

    College of Medicine and Health, UCC received a Higher Distinction award for its outstanding workplace standards at this year’s National Irish Safety Organisation Awards (ROI and NI) and it could not come at a better time. The award is indeed a fitting tribute to the huge work put in over the years by University Safety Officer Mr. John Ring who retires this week after 30 years managing all things safety at UCC.

    A former civil engineering student of UCC John has worked as University Safety Officer providing safety management and compliance advice and supports to all FA and Schools (management and staff) since 1992.

     

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  • UCC Futures: Food Microbiome and Health

    28 Nov 2022
    UCC Futures: Food Microbiome and Health

    Overview

    UCC Futures is an ambitious new programme of research prioritisation, coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy spanning 10 strategically important indicative areas encompassing the humanities, arts, social sciences, STEM, health, business and law.

    UCC Futures - Food, Microbiome and Health is a once in a generation opportunity to generate an ecosystem that will maximise the potential of our academic expertise and provide tangible, impactful, solutions in response to one of the most important global challenges of our time.

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    These positions are being filled as part of UCC Futures - find out more at Food, Microbiome and Health.

    The following positions are open for applications:

     

     

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  • UCC researchers’ success in HRB Knowledge Translation Awards 2022

    22 Nov 2022
    UCC researchers’ success in HRB Knowledge Translation Awards 2022

    Research into miscarriage, cancer care and testicular awareness are among the UCC research projects awarded Health Research Board (HRB) Knowledge Translation Awards for Health as part of a €1.2 million investment to help solve health challenges. 

    Six successful UCC projects have received additional funding from the HRB for communication and dissemination activities, bringing scientific discoveries closer to the public. The HRB KTA programme supports researchers to work together to shape and deliver knowledge translation activities that will improve the exchange of research findings and its translation into policy and practice. 

    Pictured below are UCC researchers Professor Roisin Connolly, Dr Mohamad Saab and Dr Sheena McHugh who are among the researchers who have received €1.2 million in 27 new Knowledge Translation Awards from the Health Research Board. Image credit: Provision.

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  • Announcing the commencement of our 2022/23 Inaugural Lecture Series!

    14 Nov 2022
    Announcing the commencement of our 2022/23 Inaugural Lecture Series!

    The College of Medicine & Health is pleased to announce the annual series of inaugural professorial lectures for 2022/23.

    All new professors are given the opportunity to give an inaugural lecture. The series provides an opportunity to celebrate our academics' achievements with each lecture representing a significant milestone in an academic's career.

    Professor Emma Wallace

    On 30th November, our Inaugural Lecture Series begins with Professor Emma Wallace, our recently appointed Professor of General Practice in UCC, for her Inaugural Lecture entitled 'Evidence-based Medicine in General Practice: progress, pitfalls & promise'

    Inaugural Lecture video now available to view here.

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  • College Manager, College of Medicine & Health, Permanent Whole Time Post

    07 Nov 2022
    College Manager, College of Medicine & Health,
Permanent Whole Time Post
    UCC wishes to appoint an experienced senior manager to the above role within the College Office, College of Medicine and Health. Reporting to the Head of College, the College Manager will lead the administrative functions of the College and will be a member of the College Senior Management Team. 
     

     

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  • NMBI Annual National Student Midwife Debate

    08 Nov 2022
    NMBI Annual National Student Midwife Debate

    The annual National Student Midwife Debate organised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) was held on Friday, 4 November 2022 in University College Cork (UCC) with the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery.

    The event saw six student midwives, from each of the six education bodies that offer midwifery, compete in two teams to debate for or against a motion. This year’s motion was: ‘This house believes that the diminishing ‘normal birth’ rate is a threat to the midwifery profession’.

    It was a lively and engaging debate with Nadia Hutton representing Trinity College Dublin, Laura O’Sullivan representing University College Cork and Claudia Donnelly representing Dundalk Institute of Technology debating for the motion, and Khayla Timothy representing University of Limerick, Lia Kehoe representing University College Dublin and Hannah Flaherty representing University of Galway debating against the motion.

    Khayla Timothy, from Co Galway, who is studying midwifery at University of Limerick won the prize for best speaker at the debate.

     

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  • Making Space for Everyone

    03 Nov 2022
    Making Space for Everyone

    Equality Week is an important opportunity to celebrate and explore how we can build healthier, happier and safer spaces for everyone, to create environments in which everyone can thrive and reach their full potential. 

    There are a range of special events for students and staff, across theatre, film, art, workshops and discussion. 

    The full programme of events is available at www.ucc.ie/en/edi/equalityweek2022/

     

     

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  • Understanding Dementia Together

    26 Oct 2022
    Understanding Dementia Together

    Senior Lecturer at UCC and GP Dr. Tony Foley is guest speaker at today’s ‘Understanding Dementia Together’ new IPL workshops. The workshops are hosted by School of Clinical Therapies, Brookfield, UCC and involve students from 11 different disciplines from across the College of Medicine and Health.

    Dementia is one of the greatest health and social care challenges of our time. Dr. Foley says we need a structured pro-active model of care rather than reactive care for the many people living with dementia in Ireland and he says dementia needs to be part of a National Structured Chronic Disease Management Programme.

    There are 64,000 people living with dementia in Ireland, predicted to increase to 142,000 by 2050.  It is estimated that 25% of all over 65 year olds in hospital in Ireland have dementia or cognitive impairment yet there is no specific dementia training given in clinical practice.  

     

     

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  • UCC releases new College of Medicine and Health Virtual Reality video!

    11 Oct 2022
    UCC releases new College of Medicine and Health Virtual Reality video!

    Thanks to all involved in the development of this video - a very innovative way of showing the world what UCC's College of Medicine and Health had to offer - our teaching and research facilities are world class!

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  • College of Medicine and Health Open Day 2022

    08 Oct 2022
    College of Medicine and Health Open Day 2022

     

    Following two years of virtual open days due to Covid restrictions, it was wonderful to meet with students and parents to chat about the programmes our College has to offer and to let them see our beautiful campus.

    Sincere thanks to all our six Schools – Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Clinical Therapies, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Public Health – all of whom provided staff and students to staff information stands and deliver talks to our Open Day visitors.

    It was a very busy and worthwhile day so thanks to all our Schools for helping to make the Open Day so successful.

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  • ‘A Bee at UCC’ mural unveiled at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex

    04 Oct 2022
    ‘A Bee at UCC’ mural unveiled at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex

    A bright mural will now welcome young patients, families, and staff at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC) in University College Cork (UCC) as the University unveiled the large artwork today.

    UCC commissioned artist Kevin O’Brien to create the mural inspired by ‘A Bee at UCC’, a book written by JP Quinn, Head of the UCC Visitors' Centre and illustrated by UCC graphic designer Charlie Ruxton.

    Unveiling the mural ‘A Bee at Brookfield’, Professor Nicole Müller said: “Combinations of color, lighting, and texture are key to setting the tone for spaces such as patient waiting rooms. The mural has transformed our reception into a warm, bright and welcoming space for our paediatric clients from HSE and South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH)”.

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, toys and children’s books had to be removed from the clinic reception which left the waiting rooms less welcoming.

     

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  • We are looking forward to meeting you on Saturday 8th October!

    06 Oct 2022
    We are looking forward to meeting you on Saturday 8th October!

    We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to our campus for our first in-person Open Day since 2019.

    Senior cycle students will join us on campus to find out more about studying in UCC, so an exciting and busy Saturday lies ahead!

    The event starts at 10am and will finish at 4pm so take the opportunity to come along and talk to our staff and students. To find out more, visit Open Day 2022.

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  • CoMH Research Conference 'from Molecules to People'

    22 Sep 2022
    CoMH Research Conference 'from Molecules to People'

    The College of Medicine and Health would like to extend our sincere thanks to all students, staff and guests who attended our Research Conference ‘from Molecules to People’ on Thursday 22nd September.

    A packed Devere Hall listened to a stellar line up of speakers and we would like to say thank you to our speakers, all of whom delivered such inspirational talks.

     

     

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  • Dr Mike Ryan Webinar ‘COVID Now – What Next?’ recording is available below.

    20 Sep 2022
    Dr Mike Ryan Webinar ‘COVID Now – What Next?’ recording is available below.

    Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme joined leading experts from UCC’s School of Public Health and UCC’s Centre for Global Development for today’s webinar exploring the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and solutions to prevent future public health challenges.

    A sincere thank you to Dr Mike Ryan for his time and engagement with the School of Public Health and the UCC Centre for Global Development.

    And thank you to the 270 people who joined us today for this inspiring and highly informative discussion.

    A recording of the webinar ‘COVID Now – What Next?’ is available below.

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  • Medical Graduates Association Annual Scientific Conference 2022

    12 Sep 2022
    Medical Graduates Association Annual Scientific Conference 2022

    The Annual Medical Graduates Association Conference will be held in Brookfield at University College Cork between 09.45 – 16.00.

    To register, please click HERE.   

    This is a full day scientific meeting for medical alumni of UCC, with Alumni of the UCC School of Medicine presenting during the conference.

    This meeting is followed by dinner in the Aula Maxima so please join us at the evening celebrations, starting with a pre-dinner reception in the Staff Common Room.

    Tables of 8 for dinner may be pre-booked at a discounted rate. Numbers are strictly limited – early booking is strongly recommended

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  • WHO’s Dr. Mike Ryan to address the next phase of COVID-19 and preventing the next pandemic at UCC Webinar

    20 Sep 2022
    WHO’s Dr. Mike Ryan to address the next phase of COVID-19 and preventing the next pandemic at UCC Webinar

    Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme joins leading experts from UCC’s School of Public Health and UCC’s Centre for Global Development for today’s webinar exploring the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and solutions to prevent future public health challenges.

    The webinar ‘COVID Now – What Next?’ will take place from 12.30pm to 2pm. A recording of the event will be available after the event.

    1. Mike Ryan said: “We are seeing signs that things are improving but we know too there are gaps - many people around the world are not protected, there are many systems that are still very weak, we don’t know how this virus will continue to evolve.”
    2. Ryan said he is concerned “we have lost capacity to detect that new variant quickly. At the peak of the pandemic while we might have been under huge pressure we were having lots of testing and sequencing. We were detecting new variants quite efficiently and characterising them very well”.

     

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  • Join Dr Mike Ryan on Tuesday 20th September. Registration now open!

    13 Sep 2022
    Join Dr Mike Ryan on Tuesday 20th September. Registration now open!

    The School of Public Health and UCC Centre for Global Development are delighted to announce that Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation (WHO) will join us for a Webinar - 'COVID now. What next?'

    Our Webinar with Dr Mike Ryan will take place via Zoom between 12.30pm - 2.00pm (Irish Standard Time) on Tuesday 20th September.

    Registration is now open at Eventbrite by clicking HERE.

     

     

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  • Announcing our Seminar with Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation 'COVID and where to next?'

    08 Sep 2022
    Announcing our Seminar with Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation 'COVID and where to next?'

    The School of Public Health is delighted to announce that Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation will join us for a Seminar via Zoom between 12.30pm - 2.00pm (Irish Standard Time) on 20/09.

    Further details to follow shortly so be sure to save the date!

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  • Join CoMH at our Research Conference "from Molecules to People" on 22nd September

    07 Sep 2022
    Join CoMH at our Research Conference

    On behalf of the College of Medicine and Health, I am delighted to announce that registration for our inaugural CoMH Research Conference “from Molecules to People” is now open.

    Taking place in Devere Hall UCC on Thursday 22nd September 2022, the Conference aims to showcase the diverse range of basic, translational and people centric research undertaken across UCC's College of Medicine and Health. 

    We have a stellar line up of speakers, oral presentations and poster presentations and are very much looking forward to this in-person  Conference with colleagues and collaborators following two years of COVID restrictions.

     “from Molecules to People” is a valuable opportunity for researchers at all career stages to discuss their investigations while providing an opportunity for network building and further collaboration. 

    To find out more about this exciting free Conference and to register, please visit from Molecules to People

    Professor Liam Fanning

     

     

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  • FOUR UCC PROJECTS RECEIVED OVER €1.6M FROM HRB SCHEME

    08 Sep 2022
    FOUR UCC PROJECTS RECEIVED OVER €1.6M FROM HRB SCHEME

    MEET the amazing Dr. Harriët Schellekens, Dr Frances Shiely, Prof. John Cryan, Dr Elizabeth Brint and Dr Linda O'Keeffe. Their projects are all newly funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) as part of its Investigator-Led Projects (ILP) 2022 scheme.

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  • College of Medicine and Health Welcome Back Olympian Gold Medalist Paul O’Donovan

    01 Sep 2022
    College of Medicine and Health Welcome Back Olympian Gold Medalist Paul O’Donovan

    UCC final year medical student Paul O’Donovan took a break from rowing and was back in scrubs this week to attend lectures here at College of Medicine and Health.

    It is a busy busy month for the Olympian gold medalist who said he is putting time aside for study whilst also training hard to compete at 2022 World Rowing Championships (September 18th – 25th) in Racice in the Czech Republic where he and fellow reigning champion Fintan McCarthy will defend their title.

     

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  • Musgrave partners with UCC to support allergen education and research

    01 Sep 2022
    Musgrave partners with UCC to support allergen education and research

    Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retailer, wholesaler and foodservice company, has collaborated with University College Cork (UCC) to advance allergy education and research.

    • New funding will provide grants to students on the new Allergy and Clinical Immunology Postgraduate Programme at UCC
    • Sponsorship will also fund essential studies into anaphylaxis management
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  • UCC Medical Student Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy win European gold in Munich!

    15 Aug 2022
    UCC Medical Student Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy win European gold in Munich!

    Congratulations to all the UCC students and alumni who represented Team Ireland at the Senior European Rowing Championships in Munich this past weekend. #Munich2022


    Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won gold in the lightweight double sculls, while Tara Hanlon claimed silver along with her crew mates in the women’s four.

    The College of Medicine and Health is incredibly proud of all who competed and offer warn congratulations to Paul O’Donovan, a medical student and Quercus Sports Scholar here in UCC. 

    To find out more about Ireland's win, please click HERE.

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  • UCC to appoint experts to enhance cancer research in Ireland following new UPMC partnership

    04 Jul 2022
    UCC to appoint experts to enhance cancer research in Ireland following new UPMC partnership
    • University College Cork and UPMC announce partnership towards the establishment of a collaborative, patient-focused cancer research environment across south of the country
    • UCC/UPMC partnership will see two Oncology Professors appointed as part of process to develop internationally-recognised Cancer Research Institute at UCC
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  • UCC scholarship recognised as academics elected to Royal Irish Academy

    17 Jun 2022
    UCC scholarship recognised as academics elected to Royal Irish Academy

    Sincere congratulations to three UCC professors who were recently elected to the Royal Irish Academy - Professor Patricia Kearney, Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Mairead Kiely.

    Patricia Kearney is professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, University College Cork. She is an internationally recognised Epidemiologist and Clinical Trialist, with an outstanding record in Population Health and Health Services Research and its effective translation for improved health. Her Health Research Board Research Leader research includes an evaluation of the national clinical programme in diabetes and modelling of the population burden of diabetes. 

     

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  • Inspirational leader recognised by UCC

    27 May 2022
    Inspirational leader recognised by UCC

    An inspirational leader in the field of medicine has been awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Cork (UCC), as close to 200 medical students graduated from the university today.

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  • Professors Yvonne Nolan and John Cryan commence €1.2 million Irish UK research study to examine middle age health

    20 Dec 2021
    Professors Yvonne Nolan and John Cryan commence €1.2 million Irish UK research study to examine middle age health

    There has been increasing emphasis on the role of lifestyle factors in healthy aging. Now APC Microbiome Ireland together with King's College London have been awarded research funding to investigate how exercise impacts gut microbiota and brain health in middle age

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  • Call For Applications For Clinical Professorship (Honorary)

    10 Dec 2021
    Call For Applications For Clinical Professorship (Honorary)

    Eligibility Criteria are available and applications can be made at 

    University College Cork Vacancies (corehr.com)

     

     The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is strictly 12 Noon on Wednesday February 16th 2022.

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  • Inaugural Lecture Series 2021: Professor Mark McEntee - 'The Invisible light, you won't believe your eyes'

    29 Jun 2021
    Inaugural Lecture Series 2021: Professor Mark McEntee - 'The Invisible light, you won't believe your eyes'

    On Friday the 18th June, Professor Mark McEntee, Professor of Diagnostic Radiography in the School of Medicine, gave a fascinating lecture on his research across the spectrum of life, health and radiation as part of our 2021 Inaugural Lecture Series.

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  • Online Event: Healthcare AI - is ABC alignment a requisite for success?

    14 Apr 2021
    Online Event: Healthcare AI - is ABC alignment a requisite for success?

    Views and discussion from local and international experts on the readiness of Ireland for AI-assisted healthcare delivery

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  • Second CiSA seed funding scheme announced

    02 Feb 2021
    Second CiSA seed funding scheme announced

    Applications to the second annual CiSA seed funding scheme open 15th March.

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  • Dr Niamh Coffey awarded John Zamet Memorial Prize in Periodontal Research

    02 Feb 2021
    Dr Niamh Coffey awarded John Zamet Memorial Prize in Periodontal Research

    Dr. Niamh Coffey, Clinical Fellow in Restorative Dentistry and PhD Candidate, has been awarded the John Zamet Memorial Prize in Periodontal Research by the Alpha Omega London Chapter.

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  • Registry-based Randomised Controlled Trials: Uses, Challenges, Advantages and Applications

    02 Feb 2021
    Registry-based Randomised Controlled Trials: Uses, Challenges, Advantages and Applications

    The CRF-C are delighted to bring this much anticipated event to you, online, on March 10th.

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