Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Dementia & Neurodegeneration Network Ireland & Cork Neuroscience Centre have organised a meeting on funding for Irish Research for Degenerative Diseases of the Brain.

A meeting will take place in UCC on Sat 23rd June (10.30-4.15pm) to discuss research funding for degenerative diseases of the brain in Ireland. This meeting is organised by Dementia & Neurodegenerative Network Ireland and Cork Neuroscience Centre and part hosted by the Deparment of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC.  

Neurodegenerative diseases are chronic, debilitating and largely untreatable conditions that are strongly linked with ageing. There is an estimated 55,000 people living with dementia and an estimated 9,000 people living with Parkinson's didease in Ireland. Neurodegenerative diseases place huge costs on society - both emotional and economic, and these costs represent the fastest growing burdens on healthcare systems in developed countries. For Alzheimer’s Disease alone, the total direct and informal care costs are presently estimated at €2 billion per annum in Ireland. The total health & social care costs for dementia exceed stroke, cancer and heart disease combined, making it Ireland’s most expensive disease. Despite this, funding for research in dementia and neurodegeneration has been disproportionately low when compared with the burden of disease. Only 2% of the national research budget has been allocated to neurodegenerative disease research, despite the significant societal burden of these diseases.

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15 Jun

Department seeks highly motivated graduate for one-year MSc by Research Programme

01 Jun

Congrats to Andrew Moore and the other members of the Rebel 1 Ultimate Frisbee team on their success at the All Ireland Ultimate Championships 2018

26 May

Christmas Party 2017

14 Dec

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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics is located in the Western Gateway Building and in the School of Pharmacy on the main campus. From an administrative perspective, the Department is part of the School of Medicine, within the College of Medicine and Health. However, our staff are based both in the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy.

We have three overarching aims:

1. To provide excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. We teach students in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and the Basic Sciences across the Colleges of Medicine and Health and Science, Engineering and Food Science. More details availalbe in our Teaching link.

2. To excel in research. The research interests of the staff cross multiple systems. More details availalbe in our Research link.

3. To attract and inspire motivated, successful and content students and staff.

 

Facilities include both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research laboratories. These facilities incorporate cell and molecular biology facilities, microscopy, flow cytometry as well as facilities for traditional in vitro pharmacological techniques.

We look forward to engaging with all stakeholders in Pharmacology teaching and research to enhance the safety, quality and efficacy of pharmaceutical-based healthcare.

News and Events

Dementia & Neurodegeneration Network Ireland & Cork Neuroscience Centre have organised a meeting on funding for Irish Research for Degenerative Diseases of the Brain.

A meeting will take place in UCC on Sat 23rd June (10.30-4.15pm) to discuss research funding for degenerative diseases of the brain in Ireland. This meeting is organised by Dementia & Neurodegenerative Network Ireland and Cork Neuroscience Centre and part hosted by the Deparment of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC.  

Neurodegenerative diseases are chronic, debilitating and largely untreatable conditions that are strongly linked with ageing. There is an estimated 55,000 people living with dementia and an estimated 9,000 people living with Parkinson's didease in Ireland. Neurodegenerative diseases place huge costs on society - both emotional and economic, and these costs represent the fastest growing burdens on healthcare systems in developed countries. For Alzheimer’s Disease alone, the total direct and informal care costs are presently estimated at €2 billion per annum in Ireland. The total health & social care costs for dementia exceed stroke, cancer and heart disease combined, making it Ireland’s most expensive disease. Despite this, funding for research in dementia and neurodegeneration has been disproportionately low when compared with the burden of disease. Only 2% of the national research budget has been allocated to neurodegenerative disease research, despite the significant societal burden of these diseases.

Read Article
15 Jun

Department seeks highly motivated graduate for one-year MSc by Research Programme

01 Jun

Congrats to Andrew Moore and the other members of the Rebel 1 Ultimate Frisbee team on their success at the All Ireland Ultimate Championships 2018

26 May

Christmas Party 2017

14 Dec

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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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2nd Floor, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Cork

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