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RCSI AND ALUMNI
IN THE NEWS
DRIVE AGAINST DIABETES
REACH RCSI SPORTS DAY
RCSI PhD student and Meath Senior GAA Football captain, Donal Keogan,
leads a Gaelic football masterclass for primary school children at the 8th annual
REACH RCSI Sports Day. More than 100 children took part in the event, which
aims to raise awareness and promote life-long recreation and community
health.
RCSI is leading the DRIVE programme, which has received 8.9m in EU
funding for research into diabetes. e programme has the potential to be a
game-changer for people with type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent type 2
diabetes by developing natural materials and new surgical devices to enhance the
transplant and survival of insulin producing pancreatic islets.
Pictured are Dr Garry Duffy (Co-ordinator for DRIVE), Department of Anatomy
and Tissue Engineering Research Group at RCSI and AMBER Investigator;
and Dr Helena Kelly (Deputy Co-ordinator of DRIVE), Senior Lecturer in
Pharmaceutics at RCSI.
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MICHAEL
O'LEARY
ENTERTAINS
MILLIN MEETING
Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary,
captivated a full-to-capacity
O'Flanagan Lecture eatre
crowd with the 24th Carmichael
Lecture, entitled `Ryanair,
Always Getting Better', which
is given by an outstanding
individual from outside the
medical profession nominated
by RCSI's President.
Michael
O'Leary is
pictured with
Professor
John Hyland,
RCSI Vice-
President, and
Mr Declan J
Magee, RCSI
President at
the Lecture,
which took
place as part
of the 36th
RCSI Millin
Meeting.
At the 83rd Biological Society Inaugural Address, outgoing
President of the Society, Professor Peter Conlon (Medicine,
Class of 1986) handed over to the incoming President,
Professor James Paul O'Neill (Medicine, Class of 2001, FRCSI
2010). Among the student prizes awarded on the evening
was the Dr Arthur Stephen rench-O'Carroll Medal which
was presented to Daniel O'Reilly (Medicine, 4th Year). is
Medal is supported by the family of Dr rench-O'Carroll, who
graduated from RCSI in 1924.
BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
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