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CONTENTS
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BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Developments in 2014 pave the way for the College's
success as a leader in education of healthcare
professionals.
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CAMPUS UPDATE
A round up of news from the RCSI campus.
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RCSI INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
The latest developments at RCSI's overseas institutions.
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RCSI BAHRAIN CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY
Last year marked the start of celebrations in RCSI Bahrain.
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HI-TECH SIMULATION DELIVERS REAL BENEFITS
Professor Arnold Hill, Head of the School of Medicine
outlines how simulation technology enables students to
learn safe surgical practice.
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RCSI DOCTORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE WORLDWIDE
Inspiring work being carried out by some of the School of
Medicine's leading alumni.
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SURGICAL AFFAIRS: A YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION
The Department of Surgical Affairs implemented new
surgical training programme.
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ADVOCATING ALL-ISLAND HEALTHCARE APPROACH
Professor Mahen Varma on the evolution of cardiac care
and the benefits of cross-border collaboration.
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IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH
Recent RCSI research that aims to improve human health.
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INFLUENCING MINDS
RCSI psychiatry researcher Professor Mary Cannon has
earned global recognition for her work.
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SCHOOL OF PHARMACY LINKS WITH BEACON
Highlights for the School of Pharmacy in 2014 included
signing a strategic partnership with the Beacon Hospital.
RCSI MATTERS
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RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
In 2014, the highest number of postgraduate students to
date registered to undertake MSc and PhD by research in
the School of Physiotherapy.
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ALL-IRELAND CHAMPION AND RCSI GRADUATE
Donnchadh Walsh graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy in
2014, while also picking up an All-Ireland winner's medal.
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YEAR OF GROWTH FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
The School of Postgraduate Studies continues to
streamline processes at all levels of the student journey.
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STEADY PROGRESS AT INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP
The past year has seen steady progress in the ongoing
development of the Institute of Leadership.
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RCSI AND COSECSA
RCSI collaboration programme addresses surgical
manpower crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.
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RESEARCH TEAM AIMS TO BEAT MALARIA
Professor Samuel J. McConkey leads a team carrying out
significant research including malaria vaccine trials.
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INVESTING IN HUMAN CAPITAL
A two-day conference for RCSI alumni was held in Dubai
Healthcare City on April 30 and May 1, 2014.
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REACH RCSI SUPPORTS LOCAL COMMUNITY
The REACH RCSI programme enhances education and
health in a local community.
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ALUMNI GATHERING A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
The Annual Alumni Gathering provides an exciting
opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.
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CLASS OF 2014
The annual June and November conferring ceremonies.
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CONTINUING RCSI TRADITION
Many RCSI alumni came back to celebrate the graduation
of family and friends at the 2014 conferring.
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FAMILY MATTERS
The Maguire family maintains strong RCSI links.
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A STUDENT EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING DIVERSITY
A wealth of extra-curricular activities.
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CLASS NOTES
News of RCSI alumni from around the world.
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NEW PRESIDENT FOR ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATES
Dr Mary Davin-Power was elected for a two-year term as
the new President of RCSI's Association of Graduates.
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RCSI RETROSPECTIVE
Glimpses of College life in the last century.
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SUPPORTING FUTURE CAREER SUCCESS
RCSI's Career Development Programme.
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THE EXPERIENCE OF LEARNING
How the Health Professions Education Centre supports
innovative, effective teaching.
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RCSI DOCTORS IN WW1
The heroic exploits of RCSI doctors and students.
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HAROLD J. BROWNE 1922-2015
A tribute to Harold Browne.
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GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT
On his retirement, Professor Michael Walsh spoke to RCSI
Matters about a lifetime in clinical care and teaching.
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