Research Grants Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce the following Research grant awards for 2013:

Professor Deirdre McNamara, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Helicobacter pylori infection: How to cope with the increasing failure of standard eradication therapy

Professor Kevin Conlon, Consultant Pancreatic Surgeon and Chair of Surgery, Trinity College
An investigation of pancreatic function and dietary intake of patients following an episode of severe acute pancreatitis

Doctor John McHugh, Consultant Haematologist and Mr Sean Egan, Pharmacist
An investigation to determine the most appropriate dosing regimen for the treatment of Gram-positive infection with Teicoplanin in patients with Haematological Malignancy and Febrile Neutropenia

Dr Richard Walsh, Consultant Neurologist
A shared-care model for deep brain stimulation in Irish Patients with Parkinson’s disease: A pilot cross channel collaboration to improve access, efficiency and the patient experience

Dr Orla Buckley, Consultant Radiologist
Prospective investigation of CT quantisation of severity of emphysema and CT assessment of morphology of emphysema and correlation with physiologic quantisation of severity of disease

Ms Elizabeth McEvoy, Urology Cancer Coordinator
An exploratory quantitative study of the anxiety levels in Irish men undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer – a single centre study from a Dublin Hospital

The Edna O’Flynn Research Grant was awarded to:
Professor Veronica O’Keane, Professor in Psychiatry
A study of depression in late adolescents in Tallaght: Brain Imaging, stress systems and Response to treatment

Over €300,000 was awarded by The Foundation in 2013

The Research Committee and the Board of Directors of the Foundation would like to thank all our external assessors whose commitment and dedication to their tasks each year is exemplary.

Date for your diary

The Meath Foundation will hold its annual Research Symposium on Friday 29th November 2013 in the Robert Graves Postgraduate Centre at which the call for grant applications for 2014 will be made. The programme of events will be available shortly on our web-site.