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Human Health and Disease student wins Undergraduate Award 
SS Human Health and Disease student Aisling McHugh has won the prestigious Undergraduate Award for the best research project Ireland (Biomedical Sciences category).
Her project was entitled ‘The Immunomodulatory Effects of Metformin’ and was carried out in TBSI under the supervision of Dr. Jean Fletcher (Assistant Professor and SF coordinator Human Health and Disease BSc).

Human Health and Disease student wins Undergraduate Awards at two International Conferences 

SS Human Health and Disease BSc student David O’Driscoll has won two prestigious Undergraduate Awards for his research project at the British Association of Psychopharmacology meeting in Brighton (17th July 2016 - 20th July 2016) and the Physiological Society meeting at the Convention Centre Dublin (29 July 2016 - 31 July 2016).

His project was entitled “An investigation of human plasma protein biomarkers in Burning Mouth Syndrome” and was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Eric Downer (Asst. Prof. and Director of Human Health and Disease BSc), Dr. Massimiliano Bianchi (Adjunct Asst. Prof. and General Manager and Scientific Director of Transpharmation Ireland, Transpharmation Ltd) and Dr. Jack Prenderville (Senior Scientist, Transpharmation Ireland, Transpharmation Ltd).

SS Human Health and Disease Poster Prize 2017

Congratulations to Lucy Kelly, SS Human Health & Disease, who received a poster prize at Irish Society of Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism conference on March 28th 2017, which included findings from Lucy’s final year undergraduate thesis, supervised by Associate Professor Maria O’Sullivan. The study showed that low circulating vitamin D status was associated with reduced muscle strength in a large population of community dwelling older adults.

Lucy Kelly, (centre), with co-authors Niamh Aspell, IRC PhD candidate, (left) and Roisin Fitzgerald (right); The TCD team at IrSPEN prizewinning poster, 28th March. Low circulating vitamin D status was associated with reduced muscle strength in a large population of community dwelling older adults; R Fitzgerald*, L Kelly*, N Aspell, M O’Sullivan, IrSPEN conference March 2017. * joint first author