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RCSI MATTERS
TRANSITION YEAR MINI MED SCHOOL
As part of its outreach activities, the School is delighted to
run the annual Transition Year Mini Med School. In 2013, we
hosted 145 students from 84 schools around the country at
the St Stephen's Green and Beaumont Hospital campuses.
During the week the students gained first hand insight into
medical school training.
The efforts of our clinical and non-clinical academic and
technical staff ensured that the students enjoyed an
unforgettable experience.
SCHOOL STAFF
Head of School: Professor Niamh Moran
Postgraduate Programmes Manager: Dr Helen McVeigh
Postgraduate Programmes Administrator: Ms Justina
Senkus
School Coordinator: Ms Jennifer Hynes
RCSI APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
The last academic year has seen a number of changes in the School the most significant being the retirement of its
Foundation Head, Professor Kevin B. Nolan and the appointment of his successor, Professor Niamh Moran. Professor
Moran holds a PhD from University College Dublin and worked at the University of Copenhagen and Vanderbilt University
before returning to UCD as a Newman Scholar in 1991. She joined RCSI in 1994 as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology and
is currently Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics. With her group, she has published more than 40
research papers in international peer reviewed journals and has made original and innovative contributions to the areas of
integrin research and platelet function in thrombotic disease. Niamh was Academic Director of the structured MRes/PhD
programme established at RCSI in 2001 with funding from the HEA through HEA PRTLI Cycle 3 and, therefore, she brings
excellent experience in postgraduate education and supervision to her new role.
222
Total number of students registered for higher degrees by research
44
Total number of graduations from the School obtaining higher
degree by research
86
Postdoctoral Researchers
126
Total number of research supervisors
If you are interested in furthering your educational studies, see our advertisement on page 36.
Some of the new PhD
graduates with the CEO/
Registrar Professor Cathal
Kelly, the Dean Professor
Hannah McGee, Professor
Niamh Moran and Dr
Helen McVeigh, School of
Postgraduate Studies.
Professor Fergal O'Brien, School of Postgraduate
Studies (third from left) at the Trade Mission to Brazil
in October 2013.