UCD - University College Dublin (Ireland)
University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities and the national leader for research funding in Ireland. It is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide and has faculty and students from over 130 countries. It is the largest university in Ireland; it employs more than 1,500 academic staff across a range of disciplines, and has more than 1,550 PhD students and 3,400 Masters students registered.
UCD School of Medicine has a strong tradition of enquiry-based research, and is supported in this work by the UCD-Clinical Research Centre (UCD-CRC). UCD-CRC is based at the Mater Misericordiae and St. Vincent's University Hospitals, Dublin. Patients with different chronic diseases including pulmonary fibrosis attend the CRC on a regular basis and participate in research studies. The clinical research carried out at the CRC helps discover ways to improve medical care and to establish new treatments which aim to improve the quality of life for patients who are living daily with chronic illness.
Prof. Dr. Karen Ryan: Clinical Professor, Consultant in palliative medicine
Dr. med. Emer Kelly: Research associate