Welcome to the 8th issue of EPINews. Since the last issue, the SPHeRE Network has held their Annual Meeting at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and the Department was very well represented with 8 oral and 7 poster presentations. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Population health and health services research in Ireland: current trends and future directions’ and many of our staff and students were present to showcase their research in various areas ranging from emergency care to the management of obesity.
In February, one of our outstanding PhD students Martin Davoren graduated. Martin’s thesis explored alcohol consumption among university students and has made several headlines both nationally and internationally. Congratulations Dr Davoren, we wish all the best for your future career!!
This issue is once again packed full with news, research updates, events and training opportunities and as always, I would encourage you to circulate EPINews among your colleagues and direct any queries or comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Emily Kelleher