Success for Dr. Burns!

2 Feb 2019
Professor James Jones (RAMI and Anatomy, UCD) and Dr. David Burns (Physiology, UCC).

Congratulations to Dr. David Burns, Department of Physiology, for receiving a Research Award (2018) from The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI).

David received the award in recognition of his research paper “Sensorimotor control of breathing in the mdx mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy” published in The Journal of Physiology in 2017. The paper was competitively selected as best biomedical sciences paper published by an Ireland-based researcher between 2016 and 2018.

Professor James Jones (Chair and Head of Anatomy, University College Dublin) presented David with a Medal and Prize on behalf of the Academy at an awards ceremony hosted at the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin. For the full list of award winners click here.


(L-R): Professor Colm Dunne (Surgery), Dr. Ian Miller (Oncology), Dr. Niamh Wynne (Opthamology), Dr. David Burns (Biomedical Science), Professor James Jones (RAMI), Dr. Andrew O’Regan (General Practice), Dr. Joanne Kenney (Psychiatry), Dr. Carol le Roux (Endocrinology) and Dr. Silvia Del-Serrat (Epidemiology).


Earlier in 2018, David was competitively selected nationally and internationally to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. David was supported by the Irish Research Council to attend the gathering which was dedicated to physiology and medicine. The meeting allowed 600 early career scientists to network with 41 Nobel Laureates. The Irish Research Council celebrated the achievement at the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin and presented David with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Award.


Mr Peter Brown (Director of the Irish Research Council), Dr. David Burns and Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (Chair of the Irish Research Council).

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