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RCSI ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014
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RESEARCH FUNDING
RCSI researchers were highly successful
in obtaining peer reviewed external
research grant awards during the period
July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Total
external funding for the period was over
35.7m.
Some of the larger awards,
exceeding
1m
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Professor Anne Hickey, Structured
Population and Health-services
Research Education (SPHeRE) from
HRB PhD Scholarship Programme
(
6.3m to RCSI), with TCD and UCC
as partners.
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Professor Jochen Prehn, "BCL-2 family
proteins and cellular bioenergetics in
the control of cell survival: Towards
novel predictive and prognostic markers
for disease progression and therapy
responses in colorectal cancer patients"
from SFI Investigator Award (
2.2m).
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Professor David Henshall coordinating
P.I. on "EpiMiRNA: microRNAs in
the pathogenesis and treatment of
epilepsy" from EU-FP7/Collaborative
project (
2.4m to RCSI; total award
11.6m).
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Dr garry Duffy coordinating P.I. on
"AMCARE, Advanced Materials for
Cardiac Regeneration" from EU-FP7/
Health, (
1.25m to RCSI, total award
6.8m).
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Professor Leonie Young, Bryan
Hennessy, Annette Byrne and Jochen
Prehn, "From population to patient:
Leveraging systems medicine to
personalise breast cancer treatment"
as a part of the Irish Cancer Society
Research Centre "BREAST-PREDICT"
(
1.9m to RCSI; total award 7.4m).
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Professor Leonie Young "Mechanisms
of Targeted Treatment Resistance in
Breast Cancer Patients" from Breast
Cancer Ireland (
1m).
Some additional funding of note
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SFI Investigator Awards to Professors
David Henshall and Sally Ann Cryan,
totalling
1,638,020.
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SFI Career Development Awards
(CDA) to Drs gianpiero Cavalleri and
Annette Byrne, totalling
1,253,729.
>
SFI Starting Investigator grant (SIRg)
Awards to Drs Tobias Engel and Eva
Jimenez-Mateos, totalling
1,039,525.
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EI Commercialisation Fund Awards
to Professors Fergal O'Brien, Caroline
Jefferies and Mauro Adamo, totalling
1,295,089.
>
HRB Health Research Awards to
Professors Fergal O'Brien, Jochen
Prehn, Richard Costello and Dr Ann
Hopkins, totalling
1,710,446.
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Irish Research Council Postdoctoral
Awards to Professors David Henshall,
Fergal O'Brien, Donal O'Shea, Caroline
Jefferies, and Dr Zeibun Ramtoola,
totalling
704,977.
Pictured (l-r) are Professor Hilary Humphreys, Deputy Director of Clinical Research; Professor
Ray Stallings, Director of Research; Professor Sir Stephen O' Rahilly, who delivered the Annual
John J Ryan Distinguished guest Lecture; and Professor Kevin Mcguigan, Research Day
Academic Coordindator.
Minister of State Kathleen Lynch, TD, at the
launch of the RCSI Mental Health of Young
People in Ireland report. The report found
that one in five young Irish adults aged
19-24 experienced a mental disorder.