November 2020

NUI Galway Winners at KTI Awards

NUI Galway Winners at KTI Awards

NUI Galway was named winner of the new Covid-19 Response Award for the development of Familylink

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Galenband wins “One to Watch” Award

Galenband wins “One to Watch” Award

Both Symphysis Medical and Lifelet Medical also made the 12-strong shortlist at Enterprise Ireland's Big Ideas 2020.

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'First In Man' Clinical Trial

'First In Man' Clinical Trial

Research team at CORRIB Core Lab puts University at the cutting edge of cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment

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No Research on Impact Of Fake News

No Research on Impact Of Fake News

There is no research on how the consumption of fake news might affect people’s willingness to take a coronavirus vaccine

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Covid-19: Advice for Individuals

Covid-19: Advice for Individuals

For heart and stroke patients, prevention is key.

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Shining a Light on Superbugs

Shining a Light on Superbugs

Centre for One Health launches new educational platform secretlifeofmicrobes.com alongside webinar

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Congratulations to CMNHS Professors

Congratulations to CMNHS Professors

Three professors from the CMNHS were included in the Clarivate Most Highly Cited Researchers List for 2020.

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Superbugs Could Kill 10m a Year

Superbugs Could Kill 10m a Year

According to Dearbháile Morris, Professor of Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health at NUI Galway.

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CÚRAM and Aerogen Collaborate

CÚRAM and Aerogen Collaborate

The project is focused on optimising the Aerogen Solo nebulizer for the delivery of Heparin to Covid-19 patients

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NUI Galway MedTech Forum 2020

NUI Galway MedTech Forum 2020

Chief Information Officer of the World Health Organisation to Deliver Keynote Address at NUI Galway MedTech Forum

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Rapid COVID-19 Testing Grant

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Grant

Researchers from NUI Galway and the University of Wyoming have received funding to develop a rapid Covid-19 test.

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FeelTect addressing leg ulcers

FeelTect addressing leg ulcers

Medtech start-up addressing the slow healing and costly treatment of leg ulcers

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Teachers in Residence Programme

Teachers in Residence Programme

Boston Scientific are collaborating with CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, based at NUI Galway.

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Postgrad Scholarships & Fellowships

Postgrad Scholarships & Fellowships

NUI Galway awarded funding for 39 Postgraduate Scholarships & Postdoctoral Fellowships under the Irish Research Council

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Optum Ireland Healthcare Scholars

Optum Ireland Healthcare Scholars

NUI Galway has welcomed two students from Donegal who have been awarded the Optum Healthcare Scholarship.

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11 Projects Funded by SFI

11 Projects Funded by SFI

More than €6.5million is being provided to progress the studies under SFI’s Frontiers for the Future Programme

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October 2020

Speech & Language Telehealth Clinic

Speech & Language Telehealth Clinic

Speech and Language students have embarked on a telehealth clinical placement offering approx. 30 appointments daily

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Venari Medical Secures Investment

Venari Medical Secures Investment

The innovative medical device company based in Galway recently raised $5.3 million (€4.5 million) in seed equity funding

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Researchers Receive SFI Funding

Researchers Receive SFI Funding

Four NUI Galway researchers have received SFI Public Service Fellowship funding announced by Minister Simon Harris TD

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Coronavirus Breakthrough for Aquila

Coronavirus Breakthrough for Aquila

Aquila Bioscience, a company from NUI Galway, has proven that its technology removes 99.99% of coronavirus from skin.

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Clinical Trial for Heart Patients

Clinical Trial for Heart Patients

NUI Galway partners with Sahajanand Medical Technologies to test new device for interventional cardiology.

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Shining a Light on Chronic Pain

Shining a Light on Chronic Pain

A study from researchers at NUI Galway explores the use of optogenetics as a method to relieve chronic pain.

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Europe's First Dual Med-Eng Course

Europe's First Dual Med-Eng Course

NUI Galway has launched a unique dual Medicine-Engineering, or Physicianeer programme.

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Derek Stewart OBE Appointed

Derek Stewart OBE Appointed

Patient Advocate Derek Stewart OBE appointed Honorary Professor at NUI Galway

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The People's Trial Announce Results

The People's Trial Announce Results

Does reading a book in bed make a difference to sleep compared to not reading in bed?

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Surgery vs Stenting

Surgery vs Stenting

Cardiologists identify model to weigh risks & benefits of surgery vs stenting for treatments of coronary artery diseases

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Mental Health of Frontline Workers

Mental Health of Frontline Workers

Research project to understand the mental health needs of frontline healthcare workers during Covid-19 pandemic

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Novel Treatment for ARDS

Novel Treatment for ARDS

Major funding to develop an aerosol treatment with benefits across acute and chronic lung diseases, including Covid-19

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September 2020

National Breastfeeding Week Webinar

National Breastfeeding Week Webinar

NUI Galway to host webinar in support of National Breastfeeding Week 2020, opened by Ms. Sabina Higgins.

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Key Findings in Cancer Research

Key Findings in Cancer Research

Researchers investigating anti-cancer drugs reveal new key findings on how cells duplicate and divide DNA

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New Appointments at NUI Galway

New Appointments at NUI Galway

A new Director and Associate Director for the HRB Clinical Research Facility

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Improved Dementia Risk Prediction

Improved Dementia Risk Prediction

New research has identified biomarkers that could help identify those at risk of developing dementia later in life

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Confucius Institutes Online Forum

Confucius Institutes Online Forum

NUI Galway hosts inaugural meeting of Institutes dedicated to study of Chinese medicine

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Visual Impairment Technology

Visual Impairment Technology

NUI Galway researchers develop innovative technology to assist people with visual impairment

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NUI Galway Developing Covid-19 Test

NUI Galway Developing Covid-19 Test

Ryan Institute researchers developing Covid-19 testing of saliva samples using next-generation synthetic biology tools

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Diabetes Prevention Study

Diabetes Prevention Study

NUI Galway seeks participants for new diabetes study

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August 2020 

Professor Among Covid-19 Task Force

Professor Among Covid-19 Task Force

NUI Galway Professor among global task force study examining mHealth Role in COVID-19 pandemic

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Gold Medal for Civic Engagement

Gold Medal for Civic Engagement

NUI Galway rewards excellence with new Gold Medal for Civic Engagement in Health Sciences

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PIER Project seeks participants

PIER Project seeks participants

New project to investigate superbugs in swimmers

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July 2020

Sláinte Society Wins

Sláinte Society Wins

Society Sláinte wins at National Board of Irish College Society Awards

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Chinese Scholarship Council

Chinese Scholarship Council

10 Chinese PhD Candidates Awarded Scholarships to NUI Galway from the Chinese Scholarship Council

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Promising Stem Cell Therapy

Promising Stem Cell Therapy

Research on Promising Stem Cell Therapy using Biomaterials for Wound Healing Published

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NUI Galway Health starts-ups

NUI Galway Health starts-ups

Three NUI Galway Start-Ups named Health Innovation Hub Ireland’s Health Innovations 2020

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€10.3million awarded in DTIF

€10.3million awarded in DTIF

Over €10.3million awarded in DTIF to NUI Galway teams partnering with Galway based companies

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Live NUI Galway event

Live NUI Galway event

Live Event to Discuss Why COVID-19 is a One Health Challenge

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HRB Health Research Award

HRB Health Research Award

NUI Galway Researcher Awarded HRB Health Research Award

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June 2020

Irish adults willing to download CO

Irish adults willing to download CO

The vast majority of Irish adults – 82% – are willing to download a contact tracing app to their smartphone

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Ultraviolet Drone to Fight COVID-19

Ultraviolet Drone to Fight COVID-19

NUI Galway and UL scientists have collaborated to develop an innovative autonomous drone platform to deliver sterilising

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High Blood Pressure and COVID19

High Blood Pressure and COVID19

A team of cardiology experts have collaborated to interpret a study into high blood pressure & COVID19

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McGinty MBA Scholarship

McGinty MBA Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the new McGinty MBA Scholarship, established by Medicine alumna, Dr Geraldine McGinty

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May 2020

Spotlight on Adolescent Health

Spotlight on Adolescent Health

The HBSC international report from the 2018 survey is now available

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Blood pressure and dementia

Blood pressure and dementia

NUI Galway researchers show that lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of developing dementia

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iHealthFacts

iHealthFacts

Check your COVID facts on the new iHealthfacts site

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Improving long-term recovery

Improving long-term recovery

Can microRNAs predict or improve muscle health and strength?

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Clinical trial for ARDS

Clinical trial for ARDS

University start-up commences clinical trial for the treatment of ARDS in COVID-19 patients

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ICU Family Link

ICU Family Link

Accelerated response, for the care of people, by the power of community

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Corona Citizens Science Project

Corona Citizens Science Project

A survey to investigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated restrictive measures

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Refocusing healthcare research

Refocusing healthcare research

Healthcare - the immediate battleground in this pandemic.

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Helping Patients Breath

Helping Patients Breath

Project to design easy to manufacture and reuse hood for oxygen delivery

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Mapping PPE supply and demand

Mapping PPE supply and demand

Teams at NUI Galway & UL have created a new app to help share PPE

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April 2020

Prof. Dearbhaile Morris

Prof. Dearbhaile Morris

Study detects presence of disease-causing E.coli in recreational waters

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Medicine Class of 2020

Medicine Class of 2020

Over 190 medicine students graduate early to assist with COVID19 response

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