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Dr Darren Dahly of the CRF-C leads an effort to rapidly review COVID-19 clinical trials as they are published

Darren, Principal Statistician in the CRF-C and Senior Lecturer in Patient Focused Research Methods, is leading the effort in collaboration with several other trial statisticians through the MRC-NIHR Trial Methodology Research Partnership. Many publications have been read or downloaded thousands of times and have been covered in the press

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Prof. Jonathan Drennan to tackle burnout, depression, and fatigue in Irish nurses and physicians as part of €4M H2020 project

Jonathan & team, School of Nursing & Midwifery, will lead Ireland in Magnet4Europe to implement an evidence-based intervention across 60 hospitals to improve the mental health and wellbeing of nurses and physicians and improve patient safety. With COVID-19, these issues have never been more to the fore

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Prof Colin Bradley, Head of Dept. of GP, is helping Ireland track the Covid-19 epidemic through the Covid-19 GP Community Tracker

The team in the Department of General Practice along with other GPs in Ireland are using the GP Buddy tracker to collate data on cases of covid 19 (confirmed and suspected) presenting daily to GPs. This data is being used by NPHET along with a range of data from other sources to track the epidemic.

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Dr Joan McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics, co-authors ‘Covid-19: Ethical Challenges for Nurses’

Joan is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and is an expert member of Ireland's Pandemic Ethics Advisory Group (PEAG), a sub-group of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). In this article Joan discusses three overarching ethical issues that will likely affect nurses globally in unique ways

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Prof. Colin Bradley, Dept. of GP, helps train 150 doctors in Cork & Kerry to work in the new covid community assessment hubs

Colin collaborated with the HSE, the National Ambulance Service, and Irish College of General Practitioner to train up the GPs in the clinical aspects of Covid-19 to help them identify patients whose illness is less severe and could be safely managed in the community without hospital admission

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The NPEC team in Cork University Maternity Hospital to study the outcomes of COVID-19 in pregnant women and newborns

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre team is collaborating with the HSE to create a register of all pregnant women and newborns who are tested for the COVID-19 across Ireland's 19 maternity units and will study the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of COVID-19 and outcomes in those who tested positive

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Dr. Eithne Hunt, researcher in the School of Clinical Therapies and state registered occupational therapist writes in Thrive Global about coping during the Covid-19 pandemic

Eithne is contributing to the international Thrive Global forum, with informative pieces on coping with stress and anxiety, family issues and self-compassion during this crisis

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Dr Helen Kelly School of Clinical Therapies launches Aphasia Home Café

Munster's Aphasia Café has moved online due to social distancing restrictions. People with aphasia (language difficulties following a stroke) are joining Dr Kelly along with Speech and Language Therapy students and the Clinical Therapies Society via Zoom to practice communication skills and reduce the additional isolation that Covid-19 is causing. Dr Kelly and her group now plan to carry out research in this area and are interested in international collaborations. This YouTube video explains it to people with aphasia who may no longer be able to read information since their stroke

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INFANT's Dr Keelin O’Donoghue, Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, co-curates the BJOG COVID-19 Resource Centre

Dr O’Donoghue is one of 3 researchers who have created and are curating the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology COVID-19 Resource Centre. The team are collecting useful and credible links to selected guidelines, registries, primary sources, systematic reviews and websites.

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Prof Ivan Perry and team in the School of Public Health receive HRB/IRC Covid-19 response funding

The study 'COVID-19: Estimating the burden of symptomatic disease in the community and the impact of public health measures on physical, mental and social wellbeing' will give us a better understanding of both the underlying trends in the burden of symptomatic and asymptomatic Covid-19 infection in the community and the impact of physical distancing and related public health measures on wellbeing. Dr Éilis O'Reilly explains to aims of the project in this YouTube video

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Prof Paul Cotter of Teagasc and the APC Microbiome Ireland receives one of the first SFI/EI/IDA Covid-19 response awards for an Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium

The study will determine the genetic makeup of the viruses circulating in Ireland and the data will be freely available, allowing epidemiologists to monitor trends in Ireland and internationally

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CUH consultant nephrologist Michelle O'Shaughnessy will collaborate with TCD's Mark Little on HRB/IRC funded Covid-19 response study.

The DECOMPRESS project will determine the outcome of patients taking immunosuppressive medication who contract Covid-19.

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The INFANT Centre has created a dedicated COVID-19 Hub for families, researchers and healthcare professionals

The hub collates all the emerging scientific literature and clinical guidelines that relate to COVID-19 during pregnancy, birth, newborns and early childhood

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INFANT's Dr Keelin O Donoghue is lead author for the IOG/RCPI and HSE on new clinical guidance on Covid-19 and maternity practice

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the HSE issue guidance on Covid-19 and maternity services

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Dr. Marcus Kennedy, Consultant Respiratory Physician in CUH, publishes a letter to the Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology 'Single Use Bronchoscopes Applications in COVID-19 Pandemic'

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INFANT's Dr Keelin O'Donoghue is contributing to an international blog on Covid-19 & pregnancy

The Ripe-tomato.org blog collates the primary sources about Covid-19 in pregnancy with no opinion, no reviews, no guidelines. Just the primary data sources.

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Medical researchers from the ASSERT Centre and CUH work with Irish software firm 8West to develop CREW - Covid-19 Remote Early Warning System for frontline workers.

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UCC's HRB-Clinical Research facility (CRF-C) is creating a registry of Covid patients at CUH and MUH for the international REMAP-CAP study.

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INFANT's Pregnancy Loss Research Group, led by Dr Keelin O'Donoghue who is also National Lead for bereavement maternity services, make COVID-19 Support during Pregnancy Loss fact sheet

The social distancing requirements of COVID-19 management may further increase feelings of isolation of pregnancy loss. This information may be a helpful support at this time.

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UCC and the CRF-C are recruiting Covid-19 patients in CUH and MUH as part of the WHO Solidarity Trial to compare four treatment options against standard of care

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INFANT Centre and Cork University Maternity Hospital is providing vCreate virtual visitation for families during the Covid-19 crisis

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Researchers from UCC's CoMH, CIT, CUH, UL, Teagasc and Eli Lily join forces to make crucial viral lysis buffer for Covid-19 testing

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UCC contact tracing centre ‘firefighting’ spread of COVID-19

CoMH staff set up UCC's Boole Basement as one of a number of HSE contact-tracing centres around the country.

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Dental School & Hospital staff give up their space to HSE outpatient clinics during COVID-19 crisis & amalgamate clinics to run an emergency teleservice for dental patients

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UCC and CUH staff create a dedicated COVID-19 Resources Centre to keep HSE and UCC communities in the loop

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