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Pictured (l-r) is Padraig Harrington and Professor Patrick Broe, RCSI
President.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON
AWARDED HONORARY
FELLOWSHIP
International icon of Irish golf, Padraig Harrington was
awarded an Honorary Fellowship of RCSI for his outstanding
achievements as a sportsman and representation of Ireland on the
international stage. The Fellowship was conferred at a ceremony
that took place at the College on December 5, 2013.
RCSI-LED CONSORTIUM RECEIVES
8.7M
Major new EU funding for research into heart disease is being led
by a group led from RCSI. The AMCARE (Advanced Materials for
CArdiac REgeneration) consortium involves 10 partners from five
European countries and has received 8.7m funding as part of the
European Union's Framework Programme 7.
The AMCARE programme will carry out research to develop natural
materials and new surgical devices to enhance the delivery of the
body's own stem cells to the heart to promote healing after a heart
attack (and prevent premature death). The therapies being developed
will replace heart cells that die with new healthy cells derived from
stem cells that come from the patient's own bone marrow.
RCSI TESTS SCIENCE SQUAD ON
SURGICAL SIMULATORS
RCSI featured in the recent RTÉ series, The Science Squad, when
presenter Jonathan McCrea visited RCSI's Department of Surgical
Affairs and was put through his paces to see if he had what it took
to be a surgeon.
During the programme the surgical team, led by Professor Oscar
Traynor, tested Jonathan's natural suitability to the surgical
profession, highlighting the technology being used in skills labs
and the human factor modules that are transforming surgical
training. To see if Jonathan had what it takes to be a surgeon watch
the episode on RCSI's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/
TheRCSI123
NEWS
LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP LECTURES
RCSI's Institute of Leadership `Lessons in Leadership' series began in December 2013 and will run until May 2014. The lectures explore
the growing importance of leadership for professionals working in the health sector in Ireland. The series has a line-up of highly
successful national and international leaders who share their experience of the leadership challenges in a variety of sectors. It is free of
charge to attend, but registration is essential.
For further information and to register visit: www.rcsi.ie/leadershiplectures2014
Pictured (l-r) Mr Dermot O'Flynn, RCSI Institute of Leadership; Dr Mary Collins, Deloitte Ireland; Ms Sibeal Carolan, RCSI Institute of
Leadership; and Professor Patrick Broe, President RCSI.
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