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Vacancies  Mindfulness and Multiple Sclerosis Project (2 years Part-time), School of Psychology & Centre for Pain Research, NUI Galway: Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part time, fixed term position as a Researcher (Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Researcher level) in the School of Psychology and Centre for Pain […]

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Events HRB 30-year anniversary conference: On 30th November 2016 the Health Research Board will host the “HRB 30-year anniversary conference”. Irish and international speakers will come together in Dublin Castle, to demonstrate the contribution that health research can make to better health, better patient care and better policy. The full programme can be […]

Ireland’s cigarette taxes: A model for the United States

I dream about Ireland’s tobacco policies being implemented in the United States. Coming from an American assistant professor who researches tobacco control, I must admit that my country is lagging behind Ireland’s cutting-edge, progressive rules aimed at reducing smoking. Ireland is currently ranked second out of 34 European countries for […]

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Vacancies  Research Assistant/Officer: The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for general practice in Ireland. Its core work involves education, training and research in general practice.The ICGP currently wishes to appoint a Research Assistant/Officer.  The aim of the ICGP Research Programme is to develop and support research […]

Copayments for prescription medicines: cents-ible policies?

In Budget 2017, the €25 cap on prescription charges on the Medical Card scheme was reduced to €20 for people over 70 years, effective from March 1st 2017. Why is this important? Good adherence to medicines is difficult for all of us to achieve. Copayments for medicines represent an additional […]

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Vacancies  PhD Opportunity: HRB Funded PhD in Socio-ecological and geospatial analysis of suicide and self-harm clustering, based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health  at UCC, with Prof Ella Arensman (UCC) and Dr Jan Rigby (Maynooth). If you are interested please contact Karen Mulcahy for further details. Training Molecules to Medicines: How […]

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Call for Abstracts Call for Abstracts Reminder: SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference SUPPORTING SOLUTIONS: Connecting Research, Policy & Practice, RCSI, Thursday, 12th January, 2017. Abstract submission closes on 24th of October. For more information on the 2017 SPHeRE Conference click here. Computational and Molecular Biology PhD symposium: The organising committee for the 7th annual Computational and […]

Preventing suicide and self-harm: What works?

Preventing suicide and self-harm: What works? In June and July two major systematic reviews in the area of suicide and self-harm prevention were published in Lancet Psychiatry. One review by Zalsman et al (2016) reported on the evidence base for suicide prevention initiatives over the past ten years. The second […]

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Vacancies  Post Doctoral Researcher in Migrant Health, UL: International evidence shows that minority ethnic groups have poorer health and more difficulties accessing healthcare than majority ethnic groups. The overall purpose of this post is to conduct quantitative research for a Health Research Board funded project on ethnic minority health in Ireland […]