Prof Rachel Msetfi, Dean Education and Health Sciences, UL, Dr Eoin Noctor, Consultant Endocrinologist, UL Hospitals Group, Prof Paul Burke, Chief Academic Officer, UL Hospitals Group and Vice Dean Education and Health Sciences UL and Miriam McCarthy, Manager Health Sciences Academy, pictured at the official opening of the Clinical Education & Research Centre and launch of the Health Sciences Academy at University Hospital Limerick Pictures: Alan Place.
A new project led by researchers at University of Limerick has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk of error in the treatment of prostate and gynaecological cancer.
The Origin project, of which UL is the coordinating organisation, aims to deliver more effective, photonics-enabled, brachytherapy cancer treatment through advanced real-time radiation dose imaging and source localisation.
Dr Kieran O'Sullivan, University of Limerick, principal investigator on the study
A new study by researchers at University of Limerick has found that a “personalised approach” to back pain treatment can have a significant impact.
Back pain is the most costly and disabling health condition in the world, with the costs of back pain exceeding that of cancer and diabetes combined. For decades, most treatments for back pain have had little or no impact on the condition.
However, the UL study, which has just been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has shown that there may be cause for more optimism.
Launching the report are Dr Rod McLoughlin, IRFU Medical Director, Caithriona Yeomans, IRIS UL PhD researcher for club rugby, Therese Leahy, IRIS UL PhD researcher for schools rugby and Dr Ian Kenny, Senior Lecturer Biomechanics UL and IRIS Co-Principal Investigator
The Irish Rugby Football Union and University of Limerick have released the second year of findings from the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) research project, which looks at injury incidence in the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland League and schools rugby during the 2018/19 season.
Prof. Martin Curley, Chair of the Digital Academy Forum, Dr. Colm Henry, HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer, Prof Ann Ledwith, Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies at UL and Dr. Michael Harty, Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee
University of Limerick is to lead a collaboration that will deliver a unique new Masters to train digital leaders in the health service.
The new MSc in Digital Health Transformation has been hailed as a “step forward for digital innovation in the Irish Healthcare system”.
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute is embarking on a ‘new phase’ after securing €5m in funding.
One of the leading state funded, industry informed research centres providing advanced technology solutions for the pharma-sector, PMTC has appointed a new director and will expand its research focus to include data analytics as it launches ‘PMTC Phase 2’ following confirmation of funding from Enterprise Ireland, with support from IDA Ireland.
A University of Limerick researcher has received an emerging investigator award to explore how patients with hip and knee problems can participate in exercised based therapies.
Dr Clodagh Toomey among a group to receive funding from the Health Research Board (HRB), which is investing €8m in new health research.
The awards are designed to create a pipeline of researcher leaders who will improve health, influence clinical practice and inform health policy across a broad range of areas.
In a highly competitive process, a total of 11 awards were selected by an international panel from 45 eligible applications, addressing a broad range of health areas.
A UNIQUE study by a lecturer at the University of Limerick has revealed that classic arcade game Pac-Man can provide insights into human behaviour and psychology.
The research by Dr Jason Power, a lecturer at UL’s School of Education, examined the impact of a person’s belief about their own capabilities and how this influences their performance by using the classic 1980s video game to look at daily behaviour.
Dr Power explains: “Pac-Man’s difficulty slowly ramps up to allow even the most casual players to experience success. This builds a person’s belief that they can succeed and encourages them to try again.”
Medical device company – Class Medical – a University of Limerick spinout company have secured seed funding of €550,000 from investors including iHPSU match funding from Enterprise Ireland. Class Medical was founded in 2016 by Dr. Rory Mooney (CEO), Prof. Michael Walsh, Dr Niall Davis and Dr Eoghan Cunnane. Class Medical’s initial product offering is a patent protected device that eliminates the risk and complications associated with the treatment of painful urinary problems.