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Dr Colm Kerr recipient of Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching in Professional Practice During Covid-19

Congratulations to Dr Colm Kerr who is the recipient of this award for his outstanding work during the year.

Since COVID-19 hit our shores Colm immediately rose to the challenge posed in March 2020, and was instrumental in ensuring our Final Year Medical Students were able to sit their Final Clinical Exams at a week's notice.

He was a central part of the St James's Hospital clinical response to COVID-19, and developed testing and treatment guidelines and algorithms.

Colm has led the development of guidelines and pathways for COVID testing and management of COVID cases for the students on clinical placements. He has been the contact person since August 2020 for queries and results from students. He has liaised with Occupational Health in all the clinical sites and has ensured that our students are able to safely carry out their clinical training. His common sense and hard work has been invaluable to the School of Medicine.

Throughout the pandemic, Colm has maintained his commitment to teaching. He contributed greatly to the new Emerging Infectious Diseases online module and also has continued to deliver small group teaching.

In his spare time, Colm volunteered to work with the National Ambulance Service mass vaccination programme.

Colm has been a beacon of calmness and kindness and we are delighted to get this opportunity to recognise his great work and to thank him.

Colm will be presented with his award at a virtual ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 6.00pm

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Dr Colm Kerr assisting with vaccinations at St Mary's Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin, February 2021.