GEMS win Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Awards

In December 2018, the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) acknowledged research at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, where two Awards were made.

 Professor Colum Dunne accepted a RAMI medal for Best Paper in the Surgery category, where Colum represented an interdisciplinary team of surgeons, biochemists and microbiologist who authored the paper  "Inclusion of the Mesentery in Ileocolic Resection for Crohn's Disease is Associated With Reduced Surgical Recurrence” by Coffey CJ, Kiernan MG, Sahebally SM, Jarrar A, Burke JP, Kiely PA, Shen B, Waldron D, Peirce C, Moloney M, Skelly M, Tibbitts P, Hidayat H, Faul PN, Healy V, O'Leary PD, Walsh LG, Dockery P, O'Connell RP, Martin ST, Shanahan F, Fiocchi C, and Dunne CP published in the Journal of Crohns and Colitis 2018 Nov 9;12(10):1139-1150. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjx187.  

 Dr Andrew O’Regan was presented with a RAMI medal for Best Paper in the General Practice category (where two of the three nominated papers originated from UL GEMS), representing a team asking the question "Is problem alcohol use being detected and treated in Irish general practice?”. The work was published by O'Regan A, Cullen W, Hickey L, Meagher D, Hannigan A in BMC Family Practice. 2018 Feb 12;19(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0718-5.