What innovations in healthcare should Ireland be looking to in creating a health service for the 21st century? How can we build healthier communities in tackling issues of physical activity, positive ageing and public participation in healthcare? What drug, surgical and diagnostic inventions will be available to the patients in the future? These questions and more were tackled at Health Revolutions an international healthcare conference recently held at the University of Limerick.
The University of Limerick launched a new initiative, UL Beo, with its first public event the Pat Duffy Lecture in Coaching and Leadership last night. A full house from a broad spectrum of the sporting world heard about the launch of the new project in Physical Activity, Health Lifestyle and Sport, before a tribute was paid to the late Professor Pat Duffy and a fascinating insight into the skills and experiences of leadership from Dr Keith Wood and Baroness Sue Campbell.
According to leading Law academic at the University of Limerick, Ray Friel most businesses are unaware of the true extent of the Intellectual Property (IP) assets they own and simply do not know or understand the complete spectrum of tools available to protect and exploit those IP assets to the full. Accordingly they are quite literally losing millions of euros in unseen asset potential.
The 19 new members who signed the Royal Irish Academy roll book this week in a centuries old tradition, included UL Professors Bernadette Whelan, a leading scholar in the history of Irish–American relations and Anthony McElligott a leading historian of twentieth-century Germany.
A record number of almost 300 philanthropic and business leaders attended the 12th annual President’s Gala Dinner organised by the University of Limerick Foundation and held for the first time in a marquee on the lawns of the University campus overlooking the river Shannon. A fully-funded PhD scholarship programme to support excellence research with impact was announced on the night with proceeds from the event to support the initiative. The UL Research Impact PhD Scholarship programme has been established to nurture the next generation of researchers whose work will have benefits for industry, society, economy, culture and the world at large. Johnson & Johnson have pledged to support four scholarships through the fund.
The University of Limerick is celebrating International Women’s Day with the launch of the UL bid for an Athena SWAN Award, which recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. At a UL conference to mark International Women’s Day chaired by RTE’s Claire Byrne, UL President Professor Don Barry reiterated the institution’s commitment to gender equality at all levels in UL.
A study undertaken by researchers at the University of Limerick has identified four distinct sleep profiles in 9-month old infants in Ireland indicating that mothers of infants in the poorer sleep profiles are more likely to report higher levels of stress and depression and poorer physical health.