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Health Research Board: Cochrane Fellowships 2015

The Health Research Board (HRB) is now inviting applications for its 2015 Cochrane Fellowships.

The aim of the Cochrane Fellowships scheme is to build capacity on the island of Ireland in conducting systematic reviews for inclusion in the Cochrane Library. The scheme forms part of a commitment to increase the ability of researchers to conduct high quality R&D for health and social care, and for managers and professionals to be aware of, and act upon, the results.

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EPINews issue 5 2015

Welcome to the first edition of EPINews for 2015. The year kicked off to a great start with a number of successes for the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The new integrated Course in Occupational Health began in January with 16 individuals enrolled in the programme. The format of this course is entirely online, is run part-time over 18 months and is offered by experienced academic experts and professionals from the community of health and safety practitioners. Initial feedback h...

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March Obesity Newsletter out now

The newsletter contains all the latest reports and research on Obesity.

This newsletter highlights portion sizes.

Consumers regard portion sizes as being relevant only to those dieting, more important to women and not an issue for men or younger adults, a new report from safefood published recently reveals. 

The research led by a team from the University of Ulster, found that using practical, everyday items like measuring cups and different sized spoons were seen by consu...

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Structured Population and Health services Research Education

 

The SPHeRE PhD Programme in Population Health and Health services Research (PHHSR) aspires to cultivate world-class researchers through a four-year structured PhD programme. The SPHeRE Programme can also be undertaken over a longer time period on a part-time basis. The Programme is a joint initiative of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork, with funded scholars having the option to also register at University College Dublin, NUI...

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All-Island Obesity Newsletter February 2015 Out Now

Find all the latest news on Obesity in the Island of Ireland, plus the most up-to-date reports and research news.  

 

"Obesity remains a major public health challenge in Northern Ireland and the strategic framework, A Fitter Future for All 2012-2022, is attempting to address this. A two-year progress report of the framework was published in December 2014. This showed that good progress has been made however there has yet to be significant statistical change in the levels of over...

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UCC alcohol research signals last call

A UCC study on hazardous alcohol consumption and third-level students published in the BMJ Open medical journal today calls for further public policy measures as a matter of urgency.

The study complements UCC’s significant existing efforts around tackling alcohol-related harm as it seeks to counter the short and long term risks to student health. It also highlights the cultural nature of the issue, impacting across Irish society.

The cross-sectional class-room based study, explo...

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Operation Transformation for UCC

UCC has officially launched its 2015 Operation Transformation initiative. Now in its third year, the programme has gone from strength to strength with 103 applications for the coveted nine leader positions. 

UCC Operation Transformation follows a similar format to the RTÉ show but with some additions to cater to the university audience. There are eight heavily contested leader spots, four staff and four students. The applicants make personal statements detailing why they feel the progr...

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A Gold Medal for Anne-marie O'Flynn, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

A very successful College of Medicine and Health Research day was held on Thursday 13th June 2013 at the Western Gateway Building. The theme of this year’s conference was - The HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC: Meeting Challenges in Patient Focused Research.

The conference was opened by Prof. Helen Whelton, Vice Head College of Medicine and Health. The theme for the morning session was ‘Research in Special Populations’ and the speakers included Dr. Deirdre Murray, (Baseline Study)...

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Mr Michael Hanrahan receives TWO prestigious awards

Well done to Mr Michael Hanrahan, who has been ranked third in the country in the Henry Hutchinson Stewart medical scholarship in Public Health. Michael has also been jointly awarded the P.F. Fitzpatrick Prize in Public Health based on his 3rd year medicine exams. He is currently undertaking an intercalated Masters in Public Health which is funded by the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland intercalated degree scholarship and will return to 4th year medicine next September....

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Dr Zubair Kabir elected a Fellow to the American College of Chest Physicians

Congratulations to Dr Zubair Kabir, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, has recently been elected a Fellow to the American College of Chest Physicians (“FCCP”) at the Annual CHEST meeting 2014 in Austin, Texas. Becoming a FCCP demonstrates excellence in chest medicine, dedication to the work of the College, while also symbolising ones commitment as a leader at the forefront of clinical chest medicine. Zubair’s primary research interests are primarily tobacco control (implementation science and...

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