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Tyrone student scoops RCSI Award at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

14 January 2019

Oran Timoney from Holy Cross College in Strabane, Co Tyrone has won the RCSI Award for the "Project with the Best Impact on Human Health" at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS on Friday 11 January 2019. His winning project was entitled "Categorising CVD patient risk using machine learning tools".


Professor Mary Cannon, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Youth Mental Health presents the RCSI Special Award to Oran Timoney from Holy Cross College in Strabane, Co Tyrone

The award was presented by Professor Mary Cannon, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Youth Mental Health, RCSI. Speaking after the awards ceremony Professor Cannon said: "RCSI is delighted to be associated with the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, in particular the event's role in fostering an interest in human health. 

Oran is a very impressive young individual and his project was very informative and grounded in excellent science. It was well thought out and involved sophisticated application of machine learning tools to gain insights into cardiovascular disease risk which is a public health issue with global relevance. We look forward to hearing more about his work when he visits RCSI to present at our Research Day in March."

The RCSI award for "Project with the Best Impact on Human Health" was awarded to the project with the best potential to impact on any area across the spectrum of human health and supports RCSI's mission to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health.

The 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition saw 1,137 students exhibit 550 projects across four categories: Biological & Ecological Sciences; Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences; Social & Behavioural Sciences; and Technology.