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A week of gains and losses, home and abroad

Well, what a varied number of conversation items we have this week.

Two NUI Galway buildings vie for national awards

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Two NUI Galway buildings have been shortlisted for major national awards in the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. The recently completed Mayo Medical Academy building is shortlisted for the Heritage and Conservation Award, while the Clinical and Translational Research Facility has been shortlisted for the prestigious title of Engineering Project of the Year, which will be decided by public vote.

Minister launches CÚRAM Centre for medical device research at NUI Galway

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Ireland’s positon as one of the top medtech clusters in the world will be bolstered today (Monday) with the official launch of CÚRAM, the Centre for Research in Medical Devices. CÚRAM is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre based at NUI Galway, which is a unique symbiotic relationship of academia and industry partners that pushes the scientific frontiers in medical devices.

JCI Mayo TYOP honour the best and brightest of the future

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JCI Mayo in association with AIB, The Mayo Advertiser, Irish TV, Mid West Radio and Atti Designs, recently hosted the prestigious ‘Ten Outstanding Young People Awards’ (TOYP) in the Castlebar Branch of AIB.

2015 - the busiest year yet for Galway Samaritans

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Galway Samaritans has reported its busiest year to date answering 56,525 calls - an average of 150 a day - in the last 12 months.

Smoking to be banned in local psychiatric units

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Smoking will be banned in the psychiatric units in the city and county from the end of the month, the HSE announced this week. Patients and staff at the admission units in the city and Ballinasloe are being offered help to quit as the health authority prepares to implement the ban from March 31.

Mayo election candidates urged to prioritise dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has launched its General Election 2016 campaign ‘Vote to Remember’ as it reveals the numbers set to develop dementia nationally will jump by 11 people a day to 68,000 by the end of the next Government. Currently there are people in 1,835 Mayo living with dementia, by the end of the next government that will have increased to 2,569.

New State-of-the-art Hearing Clinic opens in Castlebar

Hidden Hearing, Ireland’s premier hearing healthcare provider, has announced the launch of a new hearing clinic in Castle Medical Centre, Station Road, Castlebar.

Is there a doctor in your house? — Mini Med School to be held for students in New Year

The first ‘NUI Galway Mini Med School’ is taking place in January and February to encourage and inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals. The programme is aimed at Transition, 5th and 6th year students and will be run on campus on January 27 and February 3, 10, and 17 2016. NUI Galway Mini Med School is designed to give students a taste of what it would be like to study a healthcare-related degree at the University, while encouraging them to pursue their interests. It is the second initiative of its kind in Ireland along with the College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Jobs boost for Athlone as Affidea announces major investment 

Athlone is to receive a jobs boost over the next 18 months after an announcement last Thursday (November 5) by diagnostic healthcare firm Affidea.

 

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