HRI Member and Technology Enhanced Health Outcomes theme leader, Dr Michael Walsh, was one of five UL awardees of the Science Foundation Ireland investment to develop future research leaders. The funding is distributed through Science Foundation Ireland’s Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) and Career Development Award (CDA) Programmes. Dr Walsh's project is titled "Targeting the temporal gradient of wall shear stress as the key mediator of vascular tissue response to implanted medical devices using in silico, in vitro and in vivo approaches".
Nearly 100 researchers across 40 Irish research projects are to be awarded a total of €22.3m over the next four years to boost areas including medical, ICT and renewable energies. The funding announced by Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan, TD.