News for: Health And Well-being

New €2 Million Project Launched on Oceans and Human Health Links

The European Union is investing €2 million in a new initiative designed to coordinate research into the complex links between the marine environment and human health and wellbeing. Led by the University of Exeter Medical School and funded by Horizon 2020, the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) project launches in December 2017… | Read on »

Whitaker Members Receive President’s Research Excellence Awards

The Whitaker Institute is delighted that four of its members received President’s Research Excellence Awards at the annual Research and Innovation Symposium on 4 September. Dr Kieran Conboy, Lead of the Agile and Open Innovation (LERO) research cluster, received a Research Supervisor award. An Established Researcher award was presented each to Dr Frances Fahy—Lead of… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

New project to explore personalised nutrition for the silver population

Dr Jane Walsh is principle applicant from NUI Galway on a successful €4,115,121 Horizon 2020 grant for a project entitled:  INCluSilver: Innovation in personalised Nutrition through Cluster cooperation in the Silver economy. Dr Jane Walsh will lead on market intelligence and strategy in collaboration with her Psychology colleague, Dr Michael Hogan. INCluSilver is funded under… | Read on »

€100,000 in Irish Cancer Society funding for major research project to investigate how cancer survivors can live well following treatment

Dr Jane Walsh, Director of the mHealth Research Group and Co-Director of the Health and Wellbeing Cluster in the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway, will play a lead role in a recently announced major Irish Cancer Society funded research project exploring ways in which cancer patients who have gone through treatment can feel better, both physically… | Read on »

Link between exercising and improved cancer survival rates

Dr Jane Walsh, founder and leader of the mobile Heath research group and joint leader of the Health and Well-Being research cluster at the Whitaker Institute, gave a talk at the Science Gallery in Dublin recently where she outlined the difference that even moderate exercise can make in saving lives in the battle against cancer. According… | Read on »

Dr Jane Walsh on exercise as a secret weapon against cancer

Dr Jane Walsh, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being research cluster, will give a public talk at the Decoding Cancer series on November 24th in the Science Gallery in Dublin.  She will discuss the importance of exercise and physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment for reducing the risk of reoccurrence and improving quality… | Read on »

Study identifies a set of core outcomes to facilitate future research on young adults with type 1 diabetes

Dr Molly Byrne led an Irish Research Council supported study on “Evaluating effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving clinical, behavioural or psychosocial outcomes for young adults with Type 1 diabetes: A consensus study”. Young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) frequently struggle to manage their condition and report poor clinical outcomes. The aim of the… | Read on »

IRC Interdisciplinary Research Workshop for Health: Promoting Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Health Research in H2020

NUI Galway hosted the Irish Research Council Interdisciplinary Research Workshop for Health on Friday, 16 September. The workshop attracted over 180 delegates working in health-related research, including academics, researchers, industry, health service providers, and NGOs. The event was a unique networking opportunity featuring expert advice and useful tips from EU project coordinators and partners (Ireland,… | Read on »