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23 Feb 2012 | 0 Comment(s)

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The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (centre) posed for photographers at the launch of the Irish Academy of Medical Sciences (IAMS) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). To the Commissioner’s left are Prof Orla Hardiman, Clinical Professor of Neurology at TCD and Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital, and Prof Dermot Kelleher, Honorary President, IAMS. To her right are Prof Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the RCSI and Prof Noel Gerard McElvaney, Honorary Treasurer, IAMS and RCSI/Beaumont. The new academy will bring Irish medical researchers together to promote excellence in biomedical research, with the ultimate aim of improving the health of the population.

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