New PhD Programme for Science Graduates
Molecular Medicine Ireland, along with its academic partners UCD, TCD, NUIG and UCC, have launched a new PhD programme with the aim of “preparing science graduates for employment” in our current economy. The new course, the Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Programme, was announced by Seán Sherlock TD, the Minister of State with special responsibility for Research and Innovation. Over four years the course will train students to “translate patient and disease-focused research into clinically effective and commercial applications”. The participants will study at each of the academic institutions over the four years and Mr. Sherlock stated, “I am delighted to see further tangible evidence of how Ireland’s higher education sector, in developing this type of programme, is delivering for our enterprise needs.”
UCD Student Launches Book
On Tuesday 1st November, Leanne Waters launched her new book “My Secret Life” in the Dublin Book Shop on Grafton street. The book is a harrowing first-hand account of her struggle with the disease, bulimia nervosa. Leanne first wrote about her condition in the University Observer for which she won a Smedia (Student media) award for the best headline for journalism relating to mental health and suicide prevention. Ms Waters is currently studying English and History in UCD. The book is on sale in shops nationwide and online as an ebook.