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Research Day 2013 highlights the latest advances in health research

05 March 2013

The latest advances in biomedical sciences, population health sciences and healthcare delivery were just some of the topics featured in studies presented at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)'s annual Research Day which took place on Tuesday, 5th March.


Pictured (l-r) are Professor David Whitford, RCSI Bahrain and Dr Frances Meagher, Dept of Medicine, RCSI and Beaumont Hospital.

More than 300 researchers attended this annual forum which provides RCSI scientists with the opportunity to showcase their most recent research findings and emphasises the importance of research within the College.


Pictured (l-r) are Dr Tommy Kyaw Tun and Dr Pauline Joyce, Institute of Leadership

The emphasis for the day was on oral and poster presentations by investigators early in their career, post-doctoral fellows, post-graduate and undergraduate scholars and academic staff. All oral presentations and poster presentations were judged and awards were presented at an evening ceremony.


Pictured (l-r) are Annachiara Mitrugno and Professor Niamh Moran, Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics.

Professor Ray Stallings, Director of Research at RCSI said: ‘RCSI is committed to supporting and nurturing an active research community and the annual Research Day is a vital platform for highlighting the scope of research taking place across the different disciplines in the College. As one of Ireland's premier research institutions, exposure to world-class research begins at undergraduate level right up to the highest-calibre research-active academic staff, enabling us to train new generations of researchers and clinician scientists.'


Pictured (l-r) are RCSI medical students Layveeniea Ananthan and Rebecca Horgan

The annual John J Ryan Distinguished Lecture was delivered by Professor Timothy O'Brien who spoke on the subject of "Translating Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy to the Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities". Professor O'Brien is the Director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway.


Pictured (l-r) are Dr John McDermott, Consultant Endocrinologist, Connolly Hospital; Professor Timothy O'Brien, Director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway who delivered the John J Ryan Distinguished Guest Lecture; and Professor Ray Stallings, Director of Research, RCSI.


Pictured (l-r) is Professor Cathal Kelly, CEO, RCSI and Dr Frank Doyle, winner in the Health Professions Education Award category.


Pictured (l-r) is Professor Cathal Kelly, CEO, RCSI and Ayman Saeed, winner of the Dr. Harry O'Flanagan Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.


Pictured (l-r) is Professor Cathal Kelly, CEO, RCSI; Mr Simon Thorpe, Roche Diagnostics; and Jennifer Lynch, recipient of the PhD Scholars Oral Research Prize (The Roche Gold Medal).


Pictured (l-r) are Andrew Burke, Dr Safia Sayed, Dr Jacintha More O'Ferrall, Mr Philip O'Halloran (winner of the Mr Kamal Sayed Prize in Neurosurgery), Professor Ray Stallings, Director of Research, RCSI, and Mr Amo Sayed.


Pictured (l-r) are Mr Bernard Kennedy Mundipharma, Dr Pathma Ramasamy, winner of the Post-graduate Oral Research Prize (The Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals Prize), and Professor Ray Stallings, Director of Research, RCSI.


Pictured (l-r) are Mr Matthew Barnes, Mrs Betty Barnes, Dr Kerstin Pohl, winner of the Early Career Investigators Oral Research Prize (The Barnes Medal) and Dr Kevin McGuigan, Research Day Academic Co-ordinator.