RAMI Research Awards, Wednesday 29th Nov 2017

29/11/2017 in Corrigan & Graves Halls, RCPI, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland in association with the Irish Journal of Medical Science held a very successful event on Wednesday 29th November 2017.  This is the second year we are holding the RAMI Research Awards.

The awards were open to all those involved in Irish medical research who had a clinical research paper published in an indexed journal between June 1st 2015 to June 30th 2017.


Oncology Winner: Prof William M. Gallagher, Tumour islet Foxp3 T-cell infiltration predicts poor outcome in nonsmall cell lung cancer Eur Respir J.

Dermatology Winner: Prof William M. Gallagher, Epigenetic activation of a cryptic TBC1D16 transcript enhances melanoma progression by targeting EGFR Nat Med

Biomedical Science Winner: Prof William M. Gallagher, Delineating transcriptional networks of prognostic gene signatures refines treatment recommendations for lymph node-negative breast cancer patients  FEBS J.

Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology Winner:  Annette Burns, Exploring smoking, mental health and smoking-related disease in a nationally representative sample of older adults in Ireland – a retrospective secondary analysis  J Psychosom Res.

Ophthalmology Winner: Dr. Emma Duignan Long-term visual acuity, retention and complications observed with the type-I and type-II Boston keratoprostheses in an Irish population Br J Ophthalmol.

General Practice Winner:  Dr. Carol Sinnott, Psychosocial complexity in multimorbidity: the legacy of adverse childhood experience Fam Pract 2015.

Surgery Winner: Kevin Barry, Predictive factors for colonic resection in patients less than 49 years with symptomatic diverticular disease Am J Surg.

Psychiatry Winner: Dr. Joanne Kenney, Cognitive course in first-episode psychosis and clinical correlates: A 4 year longitudinal study using the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery  Schizophr Res.

Endocrinology Winner: Dr. Patricia Kearney, Estimating the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes using population level pharmacy claims data-a cross-sectional study  BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care.

Medical Microbiology Winner: Prof. Luke Clancy Smoking Behaviour Among People Living with HIV and Aids. A Sub-Group Comparison  Ir Med J.


Mr Declan Daly, Santen-Pharma sponsor of the Ophthalmology category

Mr Leo Halpenny, B.Braun sponsor of the Surgery category

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