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Wednesday, 11th April 2007 - Awards Presented at annual RCSI Research Day

11 April 2007

 

Wednesday, 11th April 2007 - Awards Presented at annual RCSI Research Day

Ms. Siobhan McCarthy was recently presented with the Barnes medal for Young Investigator Research for her study on ‘Managing complaints about doctors: stakeholder perspectives of the role of the Medical Council in Ireland.’ The awards presentation was part of the annual Royal College of Surgeons in Irelands (RCSI)’s Research Day which took place on Wednesday, 11th April.

Officially launched in December 2006, it is the first ever report of its kind in Ireland.  The study was commissioned by the Medical Council and the Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) conducted the research with Ms Siobhan McCarthy, Professor Hannah McGee and Professor Ciaran O’Boyle leading the study. 

The report presents key findings on medical regulatory issues and identifies their implications for the new Medical Practitioners Bill and the broader complaints system. The study surveyed 476 stakeholders, including 35 hospital managers, 250 members of the public, 74 complainants to the Medical Council and 117 doctors complained against to the Medical Council.

Other recepients of various awards included:

Best Undergraduate Poster : Kristl Dorschner

Best Oral communications by an Undergraduate student: Gerard O’Sullivan

Best First year Postgraduate Poster : Aoife Quinn

Best Postgraduate Poster : P Nally

Best Postgraduate Oral : Orlaith Brennan

Best Young Investigator Poster: Aine Behan

RCSI’s annual Research Day is an important date in the RCSI calendar providing its scientists with the opportunity to showcase their most recent research findings. As one of Ireland’s premier research institutions RCSI is internationally recognised for both education and research and is dedicated to improving human health through endeavour, innovation and collaboration in education, research and service.

  

Pictured from l to r are Ms. Siobhan McCarthy, winner of the Barnes medal for Young Investigator Research; Mr. Michael Horgan, CEO of RCSI and Dr. Joseph Barnes.

 

Pictured from l to r are Mr. Gerald O’Sullivan, Winner of the Best Oral Communications by an Undergraduate Student; Professor Kim Barrett, Professor of Medicine and Dean of Graduate Studies, University of California and Professor Brian Harvey, RCSI Director of Research.

 

Pictured from l to r are Professor Kim Barrett; Kristl Dorshner, Winner of Best Undergraduate poster and Professor Brian Harvey.

 

Pictured from l to r are Professor Kim Barrett; Professor Brian Harvey and Ms. Orlaith Brennan, Winner of Best Postgraduate Oral

 



Pictured from l to r are Professor Kim Barrett; Ms. Aine Behan, Winner of Best Young Investigator Poster and Professor Brian Harvey.