RAMI Research Awards, Tuesday 11th December 2018
11/12/2018 in RCPI, Corrigan & Graves Halls, 6, Kildare Street, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland in association with the Irish Journal of Medical Science held the RAMI Research Awards on Tuesday 11th December 2018.
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Congratulations to all the winners here listed:
Biomedical Sciences: Dr. David P Burns won the category with the paper “Sensorimotor control of breathing in the mdx mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy“. Published in the J Physiol.
Authors: David P. Burns¹, Arijit Roy², Eric F. Lucking¹, Fiona B. McDonald², Sam Gray³, Richard J. Wilson², Deirdre Edge³, Ken D. O’Halloran¹
Affiliations: Department of Physiology¹, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; Hotchkiss Brain Institute², University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Department of Physiology³, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Dermatology: Dr. Maeve McAleer won the category with the paper “Early-life regional and temporal variation in filaggrin-derived natural moisturizing factor, filaggrin-processing enzyme activity, corneocyte phenotypes and plasmin activity: implications for atopic dermatitis“. Published in the Br J Dermatol.
Authors: MA McAleer 1,2, I JakasaI3, N Raj4, CPF O’Donnell5, ME Lane4, AV Rawlings4, R Voegeli6, WHI McLean7, S Kezic8, AD Irvine1,2,9
Affiliations: National Children’s Research Centre1, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Paediatric Dermatology2, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry3, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; School of Pharmacy4, University College London, London, U.K.; Department of Neonatology5, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; DSM Nutritional Products Ltd6, Wurmisweg 571, Kaiseraugst, Switzerland; Dermatology and Genetic Medicine7, Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, U.K.; Coronel Institute of Occupational Health8, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Endocrinology: Professor Carel W le Roux won the category with the paper “3 years of liraglutide versus placebo for type 2 diabetes risk reduction and weight management in individuals with prediabetes: a randomised, double-blind trial.” Published in the Lancet.
Affiliations: Diabetes Complications Research Centre1, Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland; Investigative Science, Imperial College London, London, UK; Department of Nutrition2, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Division of Endocrinology3, Department of Nutrition and Metabolic Research, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, USA; Pennington Biomedical Research Center4, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, CA, USA; Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology5, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; Department of Endocrinology6, Diabetology and Metabolic Diseases, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; Departamento Endocrinología7, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad Madero, México; Department of Obesity and Endocrinology8, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK; Novo Nordisk A/S9, Soeborg, Denmark; Division of Endocrinology and Obesity Research Center10, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
General Practice: Dr. Andrew O’Regan won the category with the paper “Is problem alcohol use being detected and treated in Irish general practice“. Published in the BMC Fam Pract.
Authors: A O’Regan1, W Cullen2, L Hickey3, D Meagher3, A Hannigan3
Affiliations: Graduate Entry Medical School1, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; School of Medicine2, University College Dublin, Health Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland; Graduate Entry Medical School3, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Medical Microbiology: Dr. Laura Ryan won the category with the paper “Antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology using whole-genome sequencing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Ireland, 2014-2016: focus on extended-spectrum cephalosporins and azithromycin“. Published in the Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis.
Affiliations: Department of Clinical Microbiology1, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; WHO Collaborating Centre for Gonorrhoea and other Sexually Transmitted Infections2, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; Department of Clinical Microbiology3, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Computing4, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland; Department of Clinical Microbiology5, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Virology6, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Oncology: Dr. Annette T Byrne won the category with the paper “Loss of chromosome 18q112q121 is predictive for progression free survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with bevacizumab”. Published in the J Clin Oncol.
Authors: van Dijk E1, Biesma HD1, Cordes M1, Smeets D1, Neerincx M1, Das S1, Eijk PP1, Murphy V1, Barat A1, Bacon O1, Prehn JHM1, Betge J1, Gaiser T1, Fender B1, Meijer GA1, McNamara DA1, Klinger R1, Koopman M1, Ebert MPA1, Kay EW1, Hennessey BT1, Verheul HMW1, Gallagher WM1, O’Connor DP1, Punt CJA1, Loupakis F1, Lambrechts D1, Byrne AT1, van Grieken NCT1, Ylstra B1.
Affiliations: Erik van Dijk, Hedde D. Biesma, Martijn Cordes, Maarten Neerincx, Paul P. Eijk, Henk M.W. Verheul, Nicole C.T. van Grieken, and Bauke Ylstra, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center; Gerrit A. Meijer, Netherlands Cancer Institute; Cornelis J.A. Punt, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam; Miriam Koopman, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Dominiek Smeets and Diether Lambrechts, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Sudipto Das, Orna Bacon, Jochen H.M. Prehn, Bryan T. Hennessey, Darran P. O’Connor, and Annette T. Byrne, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; Verena Murphy, Cancer Trials Ireland; Anna Barat, Deborah A. McNamara, and Elaine W. Kay, Beaumont Hospital; Bozena Fender and William M. Gallagher, OncoMark Ltd; Rut Klinger and William M. Gallagher, University College Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom; Johannes Betge, Timo Gaiser, and Matthias P.A. Ebert, University Hospital Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany; and Fotios Loupakis, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV-IRCCS Padua, Italy.
Ophthalmology: Dr. Niamh Wynne won the category with the paper “Target 5000 Target Capture Sequencing for Inherited Retinal Degenerations“. Published in Genes (Basel).
Authors: Dockery A1, Stephenson K2, Keegan D2, Wynne N3, Silvestri G4,5, Humphries P1, Kenna PF1,3, Carrigan M1, Farrar GJ1
Affiliations: The School of Genetics & Microbiology1, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland; Ophthalmology Department2, The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7, Ireland; The Research Foundation3, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin 2, Ireland. Department of Ophthalmology4, The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA, Northern Ireland, UK; Centre for Experimental Medicine5, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK
Psychiatry: Dr. Joanne Kenney won the category with the paper “The Arcuate Fasciculus Network and Verbal Deficits in Psychosis“. Published in Transl Neurosci.
Affiliations: Centre for Neuroimaging & Cognitive Genomics (NICOG)¹, Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, NCBES Galway Neuroscience Centre, College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, H91 TK33, Galway, Ireland; Departments of Psychiatry², St Michaels Hospital & University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Images Sciences Institute³, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; iMinds-Vision Lab4, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
Public Health Medicine/Epidemiology: Dr. Andrew O’Regan won the category with the paper “Is problem alcohol use being detected and treated in Irish general practice“. Published in the BMC Fam Pract.
Affiliations: Graduate Entry Medical School¹, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; School of Medicine², University College Dublin, Health Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland; Graduate Entry Medical School³, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Surgery: Professor Colum Dunne won the category with the paper “Inclusion of the Mesentery in Ileocolic Resection for Crohn’s Disease is Associated With Reduced Surgical Recurrence“. Published in the J Crohns Colitis.
Authors: Coffey CJ1,2,3, Kiernan MG2,3, Sahebally SM1,2,3, Jarrar A4, Burke JP5,6, Kiely PA2,3,7, Shen B4,8, Waldron D1, Peirce C1, Moloney M9, Skelly M9, Tibbitts P1,2, Hidayat H1, Faul PN10, Healy V10, O’Leary PD1, Walsh LG1,2,3, Dockery P11, O’Connell RP5,6, Martin ST5, Shanahan F12, Fiocchi C8,13, Dunne CP2,3.
Affiliations: 1Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; 2Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; 3Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity [4i], University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; 4Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA; 5Centre for Colorectal Disease, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; 6School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; 7Health Research Institute [HRI], University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; 8Departments of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA; 9Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; 10Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; 11Department of Anatomy, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland; 12Department of Medicine, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; 13Department of Pathobiology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.