Irish Doctor Awarded First Haughton Institute Fellowship worth €63,500

Posted on: 20 February 2002

A Doctor was awarded a Post Doctoral Fellowship on Wednesday 20 February worth €63,500 by The Haughton Institute, in partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College.

Dr. Maria O’ Sullivan, from Bantry, Co. Cork currently working in the Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dublin incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH) was awarded the Fellowship to investigate the “Development and Evaluation of a Multi-Component Management Strategy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Clinical, Quality of Life and Health Economic Impact”.

It is the first time this Fellowship has been awarded. It follows open competition, enabling a researcher with a PhD or MD to develop their career at an advanced level in the Republic of Ireland.

The Fellowship was open to staff members within any discipline of the Faculty of Health Sciences as well as pharmacy and health services research from AMNCH. The Fellowship marks the opening of the Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences at the Hospital last year. It is hoped that a Fellowship will be awarded annually.

Dr. O’ Sullivan was presented her award by the Vice-Provost of Trinity College, Prof. Jane Grimson at a special ceremony in the College.