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TERG post-doc wins prestigious NIRA award at ORS

24 March 2017

Huge congratulations to TERG post-doc Dr. Rosanne Raftery on winning the very prestigious Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) at the 2017 ORS Annual Meeting.

The conference was held in San Diego, California, March 19 - 22. Dr. Raftery took home the NIRA for her work on 'Translating the Fundamental Role of Osteogenic-Angiogenic Coupling in Bone Formation: Highly Efficient Combinatorial Gene-Activated Scaffolds Accelerate Bone Regeneration in Critical-sized Defects'. 

Rosanne Raftery, NIRA Award

Rosie with NIRA Chair - Prof Marjolein van der Muelen, and PI - Prof. Fergal O'Brien 

Well done also to Dr. Irene Mencía Castaño who was also a finalist for the award and presented her research on 'Non Viral miR-133a Inhibition Using Collagen-nanohydroxyapatite Scaffolds Rapidly Enhances Stem Cell Osteogenesis and In Vivo Bone Repair'.