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CONTENTS
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EVENTFUL YEAR
RCSI President Professor Patrick J. Broe reflects on a
memorable 2013.
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ACCOMPLISHING RCSI'S MISSION
Professor Cathal Kelly, Chief Executive, RCSI outlines the
the strategic plan for the Faculty of Medicine and Health
Sciences 2013 2017.
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NEW ROLE OF HEAD OF SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Professor Arnold Hill was recently appointed to the newly-
created role.
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FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
2013 has been a developmental year for the Faculty, writes
Professor Hannah McGee, Dean.
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RCSI INTRODUCES EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE
Professor Frank Coffey took up his new role at the start of
the 2013/14 academic year.
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DEPARTMENT OF SURGICAL AFFAIRS
A year of leadership on key surgical training and practice
initiatives.
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RESEARCH EXCELLENCE ENHANCES RCSI
COMPETITIVENESS
The mission of RCSI in research is to improve human health
through clinical and laboratory-based research, writes
Stephanie O'Connor, Research Projects Officer.
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SCHOOL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Substantial achievements in research were among the
highlights of another busy year for the school.
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SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
Professor Paul Gallagher on the school's continuing efforts
to enrich the student experience.
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FACULTY OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
Professor Marie Carney, Associate Professor of Nursing
and Programme Director, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
reports on an important Faculty anniversary.
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SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Professor Niamh Moran, on a year of landmark change for
the school.
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INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP
Professor Ciaran O'Boyle on learning to lead.
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RCSI REACH PROGRAMME
RCSI REACH programme partners with Inner City Dublin.
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RCSI GATHERING 2013
A celebration of RCSI past, present and future.
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RCSI BAHRAIN
Dynamic implementation of five-year strategic plan.
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2020 VISION FEMALE PERSPECTIVES
RCSI Matters
spoke to three women with key roles in the
changes that are shaping the College of the future.
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PRIORITISING PATHOLOGY
A profile of Professor Mary Leader, the world-renowned
pathologist.
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CLASS OF 2013
The June and November conferring ceremonies.
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ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATES
The Association's Annual Dinner took place in November
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RCSI UAE CHAPTER CELEBRATES
RCSI alumni celebrate in Dubai.
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STUDENT SERVICES
2013 was a year of change for the Student Services Office in
its efforts to support the student experience.
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CLASS NOTES
News of RCSI alumni from around the world.
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ALUMNI MENTOR NETWORK
Fionnuala Rahilly, Career Development Manager,
Department of Student, Academic & Regulatory Affairs,
explains how alumni can help students via an innovative
online portal.
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RCSI IN NUMBERS
A selection of key statistics.
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A NEW ACADEMIC EDUCATION BUILDING
An investment in the future of medical education.
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RCSI ALUMNUS MAKES DRUG RESEARCH
BREAKTHROUGH
Distinguished RCSI alumnus, Dr Emma Anne Meagher
MD on her work in the development of a new drug for a
potentially fatal condition.
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ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT INCREASES
Orla Purcell, Associate Director, Alumni Development,
spoke to
RCSI Matters
about the enhancement of alumni
engagement.
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HEAD PORTER JIM SHERLOCK RETIRES
Jim shares some of his memories across four decades since
the 1980s.
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PROFESSOR KEVIN NOLAN'S OUTSTANDING
CONTRIBUTION TO RCSI
Colleagues past and present marked the retirement of
Professor Kevin B. Nolan.
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HAROLD J.BROWNE A LEGEND IN HIS OWN LIFETIME
Clive Lee profiles the venerable surgeon and educator.
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