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TERG PhD Student wins RAMI Donegan Medal

22 June 2017

Congratulations to Ms. Nicola Kavanagh, PhD student with the RCSI School of Pharmacy and Tissue Engineering Research Group, who was awarded the 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) Donegan Medal, jointly with Ms. Deirdre Scully (UCD). 

The Donegan Medal is awarded for Best Oral Presentation at the RAMI Biomedical Sciences Section Annual Meeting. The meeting this year was held in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Trinity College Dublin, on June 22nd.

Nicola's PhD research is supervised by Dr. Steve Kerrigan, RCSI School of Pharmacy and Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics (MCT), and Prof. Fergal O'Brien, Head of TERG, Dept. Anatomy. Her talk was entitled 'Novel treatment strategy for the treatment of osteomyelitis using CRISPR technology in a 3D model of infection'.

Nicola's award marks the third year in a row where a TERG researcher has taken home the Dongean Medal, with Emily Ryan and Hugh O'Neill taking home the prize in 2016 and 2015 respectively.  

Donegan Medal Presentation

Left-Right: Section Secretary Prof. Ken O'Halloran (UCC); joint medal winners Nicola Kavanagh and Deirdre Scully; Section President Prof Veronica Campbell (TCD).