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Prizegiving 2016

1 Dec 2016
Prizegiving 2016

School of Medicine, Prize-Giving Ceremony 2016

 

The annual School of Medicine Prize-Giving Ceremony took place on Friday 25 November, 2016 in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.

The Dean of the School, Professor Mary Horgan, welcomed the large number of prize-winners, their families and friends and School of Medicine colleagues to the event, which is a special day in the School of Medicine calendar.

Professor Horgan acknowledged the recently announced major investment from the European Investment Bank, which will be of significant benefit for medical students in the future.  A substantial amount, c. €12m is ring-fenced for a clinical medical school on the Cork University Hospital campus.  Also €10m has been allocated to the South/South-West Hospital Group for additional educational, research and innovation at clinical sites in Waterford, Clonmel and Kerry.  Professor Horgan acknowledged the commitment and contribution of medical colleagues in advancing these projects.   

The School of Medicine is grateful for all those families, friends and benefactors who support Prizes in honour of past graduates of the University.                          

The Dean praised the senior faculty members for their excellent guidance and teaching of our medical students which allows them to excel at local and national exams.

This year the Dr. Fionnuala Quigley Medal was presented for the first time and the Dean introduced Professor Michael Molloy to give the citation for this award.  Professor Molloy outlined Dr. Quigley’s extensive career in medicine and Sports Medicine in particular.  As well as being a busy practitioner Dr. Quigley was team doctor to the national ladies football team and gave of her time to many GAA and tennis events.  Dr. Quigley was  instrumental in bringing the MMedSc (Sport and Exercise Medicine) programme to UCC which continues to the present day.  Professor Molloy said that Dr. Quigley “dedicated her life to medicine” and it is fitting now that an award is presented in her name.

The following prizes were presented by invited guests and faculty members to the successful recipients in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the 2015/2016 academic year.

 

Kat

Butler

The Graduate Entry Medicine First Year Certificate (presented in absentia)

Eanna

Clifford

The Gold Medal in Radiology

Darragh

Connell

Dr Niamh Long MPS Memorial Medal

Nicole

Cosgrave

The Graduate Entry Medicine Second Year Certificate

Madeline

Edwards

The Archer Gold Medal in Psychiatry 

Sinead

Flanagan

Dr B. Foley Medal in Microbiology  (presented in absentia)

Cian Stuart

Gallagher

PF Fitzpatrick Prize in Epidemiology  & Public Health Medicine

and British Pharmacological Society Prize for Clinical Pharmacology

Stephen 

Gilmartin

Dr Fionnuala Quigley Medal

Colm

Hannon

Dr Kay (Kate) Flynn Memorial Medal in Physiology

Rachel

Hart

The Graduate Entry Medicine First Year Prize  (presented in absentia)

Conal Edward

Houstoun

Dr Timothy O'Toole Medal in General Practice 

Leah

Hurley

Dr. Derek McCoy Medal

Nasir

Kanji

The Gaffney Prize 

Wanyi

Kee

The MacConaill Prize and The MacConaill Prize in Clinical Anatomy

Daragh

Mathews

Dr Jim Doran Prize in Emergency Medicine

Kristina

Mendelis

Sir Charles Cameron Prize (BSc Public Health)

Stephen J

O Brien

The Pearson Medal

Elaine

O Connell

The Graduate Entry Medicine Second Year Prize

Brian

O Tuama

Pamex Prize in Ophthalmology 

Siobhan

Rafferty

Aodán Ó Donnchadha Memorial Prize

Emily

Rutherford

Dr Pamela Gilligan Prize

Catherine

Weadick

Charles Donovan Prize in Dermatology

 

At the Ceremony the achievements of the following students who excelled in both Medical Science and Clinical disciplines in the 2016 Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarships were acknowledged

 

2016 Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarships

 

Wei Qi Vanessa

 

Chan

 

2nd prize in Physiology

Alan

Corkery

3rd Prize in Medical Microbiology

Sinead

Flanagan

Scholarship in Medical Microbiology (1st prize) (in absentia)

Conal Edward

Houstoun

3rd Prize in General Practice

David

McDonnell

3rd Prize in Surgery

Sinead

O' Riordan

3rd Prize in Pathology

Brian

O Tuama

2nd prize in Ophthamology

Cara

Pray

3rd Prize in Physiology (in absentia)

Emily

Rutherford

Scholarship in General Practice (1st prize)

Jacqueline

Sheehan

Scholarship in Psychiatry (1st prize)

Laura

Walsh

Scholarship in Surgery  (1st prize)

Robert

Whiriskey

3rd Prize in Ophthamology (in absentia)

Professor Horgan also congratulated the students who were successful in research related activities in 2016, the large number of which shows the high level of commitment to research in the School of Medicine.  The Dean in particular thanked Dr. Colm O Tuaithaigh, Lead for the Development of Undergraduate Research in the School.  Dr. Liam Fanning, Chair of the School of Medicine Research Committee presented certificates to the following students in recognition of their outstanding research work:

 

Health Research Board Summer Student Scholarships 2016 

Donnacha

Hogan

Fiona

Aherne

Jaclyn Hui Min

Chan

Bryan Padraig

Finn (in absentia)

Gerard

Finn

Aoife

O'Brien-Horgan

Anna

Powell

Danielle

Clifford

 

UCC College of Medicine & Health - Summer Bursary Awards 2016

Aine

Daly

Yvonne

Kiernan

Sarah

Mabelson

James

Meeke

Orla

Power

Siobhan

Walsh

 

Professor Horgan closed the Ceremony by wishing the students and graduates continued success in their promising careers ahead. 

A special thanks to Colette Spicer and Emma O’Reilly in the School of Medicine Office for organising this year’s  event.

School of Medicine

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Room 2.59, T12 AK54

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