- Prize Giving Ceremony 2011
- Research Seminars in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
- United Drug sponsor laboratory coats for incoming JF students
- Applications to the M.Sc. in Hospital Pharmacy 2012
- Trinity Affiliated Hospital Wins National Innovation Award
- Prize Giving Ceremony 2010
- Proposed Reforms to Pharmacy Studies Present Challenges
- Tomorrow's Pharmacist
Prize Giving Ceremony 2011
Paul Higgins Memorial Prize sponsored by Cahill May Roberts for first place in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the B.Sc.
Left to right:
Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences, TCD; Mr. Brian Morgan (Cahill May Roberts); Ms. Claire Mullins (prize-winner); Professor Marek Radomski, Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD.
McNeil Ltd. Prize for best final year performance in the Practice of Pharmacy in the B.Sc.(Pharm) Examination.
Left to right:
Professor Marek Radomski, Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD; Mr. David Hall (McNeil Ltd.); Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences, TCD; Ms. Fiona Mulligan (prize-winner); Dr. Martin Henman, Associate Professor of Practice of Pharmacy, TCD.
Pfizer Healthcare Ltd. Prize for first place in Pharmacology in the B.Sc. (Pharm.) Examination
Left to right:
Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences, TCD; Ms. Maura Kinahan (Pfizer Healthcare Ltd.); Ms. Stephanie Donohue (prize-winner); Professor Marek Radomski, Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD.
Glaxo SmithKline Prize for first place in Pharmacognosy in the B.Sc. (Pharm.) Examination.
Left to right:
Dr. John Walsh, Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy, TCD; Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences, TCD; Ms. Stephanie Donohue (prize-winner); Professor Marek Radomski, Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD.
Pfizer Healthcare Ltd. Prize for best overall performance in the Junior Freshman (first year) Annual Examination 2011
Left to right:
Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences, TCD; Ms. Maura Kinahan (Pfizer Healthcare Ltd.); Ms. Caroline Walsh (prize-winner); Professor Marek Radomski, Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD.
Leo Pharma prize for first place in Pharmaceutics in the B.Sc. (Pharm.) Examination.
Left to right:
Dr. Anne Marie Healy, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, TCD; Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences, TCD; Mr. David Corcoran (prize-winner); Dr. Karen O’Connor (Leo Pharma); Professor Marek Radomski, Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD.
Research Seminars in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
The School frequently hosts a research seminar programme to provide researchers with a forum to communicate their research activities. These seminars are open to everyone with an interest in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and invited seminars and lectures from visiting scientists are regularly included in the programme.
June 8th, Friday 12p.m, Schuler Room, 7th Floor TBSI, Pearse Street
The ‘kT-Problem’: On the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields Containing Less Energy than Thermal Noise. David J. Muehsam
United Drug sponsor laboratory coats for incoming JF students
The School is very grateful to United Drug for sponsoring laboratory coats for all our incoming Junior Freshman Pharmacy students. The students were measured up for their coats on the morning of their Orientation Session on 21st September and presented with their coats the following Wednesday in time for their first Pharmaceutical Chemistry laboratory class. Professor Meegan was dazzled by the pristine array of white coats in the lab! Let’s hope they are as pristine by the end of the year.
L-R: Brona Staunton, Kate Mulligan, Amy Giles, Hannah-May Morrissey, James Fahey
L-R: Ciara Corrigan, Susie Farrell, Caitriona Reddy, Andrea Burke, Laura Farrell, Mim Alam, Jason Noctor
L-R: Dermott Joyce, Paul Cody, Dara Gargan, Brian Barry, James Fahey, Aaron Andrews, Karl Smith
L-R: Zac Holmes, Dr. Anne-Marie Healy, Director of Teaching and Learning School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sarah Kelly, Ciara Regan, Roisin Cahill, Muireann Kavanagh, Cicely Roche, Senior Lecturer in Practice of Pharmacy
L-R: Veronica Carragher, Ciara Regan, Ingrid Davenport, Jean Tomkins, Adrienne Morley, Aoife Carr
Applications to the M.Sc. in Hospital Pharmacy 2012
Applications are invited for this two-year (part-time) course leading to a Masters Degree in Hospital Pharmacy, commencing in January 2012.
The course covers all aspects relating to the practice of hospital pharmacy including clinical pharmacy, aseptic services, medicines information, dispensary services, health services management and pharmacoeconomics. The programme consists of lectures, workshops, tutorials, practice-based learning and a research thesis. Students are released from their base hospital one afternoon per week to attend teaching sessions. All students have an onsite tutor to provide tuition and support.
Applicants must hold a first or second class honours degree in pharmacy, and have experience working in hospital pharmacy. Successful candidates will be assigned to a training post in one of the participating hospitals.
Applicants must also be registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, prior to commencement of the course in January 2012.
Applications for this course should be made online.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 1st October 2011.
Intending applicants may obtain further information from:
Further information about the course may be also be obtained from the Course Coordinator:
Ms. Niamh Mc Mahon,
St. James’s Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8.
Phone: 416 2586 / 416 2467
Trinity Affiliated Hospital Wins National Innovation Award
Dr Tamasine Grimes, together with her colleagues at AMNCH, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin won the Public Sector Award at the recent Irish Times InterTrade Ireland Innovation Awards for work on the development of an electronic patient management system, including Ireland’s first electronic medication reconciliation tool. The work was collaborative between the Pharmacy, Medicine, Surgery and Information & Communication Technology Departments in AMNCH, and the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Dr Tamasine Grimes) and School of Medicine (Prof. Kevin Conlon, Prof. Ian Graham, Prof. David Kane) in TCD.
The innovation forms part of the hospital’s electronic patient management system, TEAMS. The tool provides an accessible electronic platform to capture a list of the patient’s pre-admission medicines, reconcile them with the discharge list and ensure that no unintentional changes that could result in medication error are made. This information is made available to the patient, the community pharmacist, the GP and can be accessed via the intranet at any time day or night. The new application also facilitates electronic transmission of a detailed discharge summary and reconciled prescription to the patient’s GP immediately on discharge. The innovation makes the patient’s journey between healthcare professionals and across healthcare sectors smoother and safer.
This award brings recognition to the contribution made by pharmacists, as part of the multidisciplinary team, to enhancing patient and medication safety.
Prize Giving Ceremony 2010
Congratulations to Catherine Byrne, Mary Lennon, Maeve McCarthy, Francis Moriarty and Brian McNamara for their academic performance in 2010.
Paul Higgins Memorial Prize sponsored by Cahill May Roberts for 1st place in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the B.Sc. (Pharm) Examination.
L-R: Ms. Catherine Byrne, Mr. Damien McCormack and Professor. Mary Meegan
McNeil Ltd. Prize for best final year performance in Practice of Pharmacy in the B.Sc. (Pharm) Examination.
L-R: Dr. Martin Henman, Ms. Mary Lennon and Mr. David Hall
LEO Pharma Prize for 1st place in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology in the B.Sc. (Pharm) Examination.
L-R: Ms. Maeve McCarthy and Dr. Anne Marie Healy
Pfizer Healthcare Ltd. Prize for 1st place in Pharmacology in the B.Sc. (Pharm) Examination.
L-R: Ms. Catherine Byrne and Professor. Marek Radomski
Glaxo SmithKline Prize for 1st place in Pharmacognosy in the B.Sc. (Pharm) Examination.
L-R: Dr. John Walsh and Mr. Francis Moriarty
Pfizer Healthcare Ltd. Prize for best overall performance in the Junior Freshman (first year) Annual Examination 2010.
L-R: Professor. Colm O'Morain, Professor. Marek Radomski and Mr. Brian McNamara
Proposed Reforms to Pharmacy Studies Present Challenges
Pharmacy students across Ireland are headed for a big change with the announcement of comprehensive reforms to the education system made by the Minister of Health and Children. Mary Harney launched blueprints, Friday, for a new fully integrated five-year undergraduate pharmacy curriculum. This new program would replace the current system where students complete four years of studies culminating in a one year internship in the pharmacy field. The new curriculum will better integrate academic studies with pharmaceutical practice and experience from the beginning, allowing students to get the hands-on experience they’re currently lacking. The National Pharmacy Forum will oversee the implementation of this new program across Ireland’s three schools of pharmacy at Trinity College, University College Cork and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science at Trinity College embraces these proposed changes which were championed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI). These plans are founded on the most progressive trends in undergraduate pharmacy education worldwide. This new program will enable students to be on top of the latest pharmaceutical studies and research while at the same time getting the hands on patient care experience that is crucial for practicing pharmacist. While these reforms are groundbreaking they propose a challenge for implementation. The current economic downfall across Ireland has not escaped higher education. Irish pharmacy programs are chronically underfunded. The budget for the School of Pharmacy at Trinity has been slashed by 30 per cent over the last two years. We’ve managed to weather the storm by the hard work and dedication of our staff as well as some high profile donations from corporate sponsors such as Boots Ireland and Helix Health. Fiscal responsibility is a challenge for Universities and Colleges across Ireland. As a result, at Trinity we believe that these new reforms will be difficult to implement without concomitant overhaul of higher education system. We’re anxiously awaiting the publication of a report by Dr. Colin Hunt and his working group that is expected to review the current status of Irish university education and provide recommendations for its future funding. We look forward to working together with government, PSI and other educational institutions to ensure the future success of our students and schools.
A new resource link for pharmacy students: Tomorrow’s Pharmacist.
Tomorrow’s Pharmacist (www.tomorrowspharmacist.com) is a new online resource, packed with advice and guidance on placements and careers within pharmacy, interesting and useful articles for pharmacy students and competitions. Tomorrow’s Pharmacist also provides opportunities for readers to voice their thoughts and opinions through the blog pages, opinion pieces and Tomorrow’s Pharmacist’s Facebook page.