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Student Prizes

Student prizes are available for students of Clinical Medicine, based on examination results in 1st and 4th year:

The Noël Browne Prize (1st Year)

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The discipline of Public Health & Primary Care offers a prize annually in connection with the Human Development and Behavioural Science course, specifically in relation to the Family Case Study. The prize is called the 'Noël Browne Prize' in memory of a former Minister for Health, Dr Noël Browne, and is awarded to students who make an exceptional contribution to the educational and/or pastoral welfare of their allocated family and demonstrate an understanding of the link between social deprivation and poor health.

For more information about Dr Noel Browne, see his autobiography 'Against the Tide' Gill & MacMillan, (June 12, 2007)

Image: Portrait of Noël Browne (1915 - 1997), Politician by Robert Ballagh (1985)


The De Renzy Centenary Prize (4th Year)


This prize was founded in 1929, by a gift from Lady Martin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of her father, Surgeon-General Sir Annesley Charles Castriot de Renzy. It is awarded on the result of the end of year examination in Public Health and Primary Care. Value: €953.

About Surgeon-General Sir Annesley Charles Castriot de Renzy:

Surgeon-General Sir Annesley Charles Castriot de Renzy, K.C.B., Bengal Medical Service (retired0, died at Ealing on September 24th. He was born on April 7th 1828, the son of Dr. Thomas de Renzy, of Carnew, county Wicklow. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A. he took the M.R.C.S. in 1851, and entered the I.M.S. as assistant surgeon on July 29th in that year. He became surgeon on March 12th, 1864, and in 1868 was appointed sanitary commissioner of the Punjab, being the first to fill that post. On July 29th, 1871, he became surgeon-major; on November 12th, 1877, was promoted to deputy surgeon-general, and retired on December 9th, 1882. He served in Burma in 1852-54 with the Bengal Artillery, was present at the actions of Martaban, Prome, and Rangoon, and received the medal with clasp. At the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58 he was at Nasirabad in Rajputana, whence he escaped alone to Beawar, and served afterwards in the siege of Lucknow (medal with clasp). He served also on the north-east frontier of India, in the Naga campaign of 1879-80, when he was mentioned in dispatches, received the medal, and was given the C.B. (1881). On January 14th, 1882, a good service pension was conferred upon him; and in June 27th, 1902, nearly twenty years after his retirement, he was made a K.C.B. He was the author of various reports on sanitary subjects. After his retirement he filled for many years the office of chairman of the Jokai Tea Company, which presented him with his portrait in oils. His funeral, which at his own request was strictly private, took place at Golder's Green on September 26th.

The British Medical Journal [Letters, Notes and Answers], October 3, 1914, p. 608.

Last updated 23 November 2016 Mary O'Neill (Email).