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Health Research Board welcomes publication of Health Information Strategy

22 July 2004

The Health Research Board has welcomed the publication of Health Information A National Strategy. According to Dr Ruth Barrington, Chief Executive, it provides a much needed framework to ensure the future integration and...[more]

€9 million for new funding intitiatives to support health research

15 July 2004

The Health Research Board will announce grant schemes worth €9million tomorrow, 16 July 2004. Two new schemes aim to support the development of an innovative research culture throughout Irish health services that will lead to new...[more]

€6.3 Million to improve health through research

12 July 2004

The Health Research Board aims to tackle major health challenges in all areas of human health through latest grant awards.[more]

New study shows that half of the population are at increased risk of birth defects

21 May 2004

New research carried out by the Health Research Board, Trinity College Dublin, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Human Genome Research Institute in the United States reported that a...[more]

Twice as many treated for alcohol misuse in the South and South East than for drug misuse

29 April 2004

A new study published today by the Health Research Board Drug Misuse Research Division shows that the number of treated cases reporting alcohol as their main problem substance is at least double that reporting all other drugs...[more]

Minister O'Malley presents award winning entry in European Year of People with Disabilities competition

11 March 2004

On Thursday 11 March 2004, Mr Tim O´Malley, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children presented an award to Miss Mary Cody who has created the winning entry in a competition to design the cover of the 2003...[more]

€3.5 Million capital awards for health research

18 February 2004

The Minister for Health and Children, Mr Micheal Martin TD, today announced awards worth over €3.5 million for equipment and information systems to support health research in Ireland. A total of 23 awards are being made to...[more]

New research on HIV genome

22 January 2004

The HRB's Watts Medal and Prize for 2004 has been awarded to Aisling Ní Ruairc from the Department of Biology, NUI Maynooth, for her project 'Collation of datasets for the analysis of adaptive evolution in HIV'. Aisling who is a...[more]

HRB Chair calls for greater investment in health research

3 December 2003

Address by Professor Desmond Fitzgerald at the Journal of Medical Science (JMS) Awards for medical research at the Burlington Hotel on Saturday 22 November[more]

Activities of Irish Psychiatric Services 2002

27 October 2003

The Activities of Irish Psychiatric Services 2002 was published today by the Health Research Board. The report provides information on in-patient psychiatric services with detailed information on all admissions to, and discharges...[more]

Major international conference on drugs-related research

23 October 2003

 A major international conference on the role of librarians in drugs-related research takes place in Dublin this week. The theme of the conference is 'Supporting research: the challenge for information specialists' and it...[more]

HRB launches new scheme to support PhD students

9 October 2003

The Health Research Board today launched a new training scheme for PhD students. Universities and research institutions are being invited to host 'PhD training sites', which will support groups of students working in related...[more]

New report reveals changing patterns among those treated for drug misuse

8 October 2003

Changes in patterns of treated drug misuse are described in a new report published today by the Health Research Board's Drug Misuse Research Division. The rate of new cases that sought treatment for heroin misuse fell sharply,...[more]

Report shows increased investment leading to growth in intellectual disability services

2 October 2003

Demographic factors contributing to long waiting lists, particularly for full-time residential services. [more]

HRB announces its career development funding for 2004

31 July 2003

The HRB today announced a call for applications for research fellowships. Funding will be awarded to health researchers following open peer review.[more]

Hepatitis C Past, Present & Future Conference Trinity College Dublin

26 June 2003

Some of the world's leading experts on Hepatitis C will be presenting their research at the conference. Key international speakers include Dr Jay Hoofnagle of the US National Institutes of Health, Dr Mark Kaplan of the New York...[more]

Research shows many psychiatric day hospitals and day centres based in inappropriate premises

3 June 2003

Dr Dermot Walsh, one of the report's authors, explained that the HRB has been involved in monitoring activity in the field of mental health service provision for many years with the objective of helping planners to improve...[more]

HRB announces research awards worth ?4.4 million

29 May 2003

Congratulating the successful researchers, Professor Brady, said that the funding underlines the Board's commitment to supporting high quality research relevant to health. As well as addressing specific research questions, the...[more]

HRB Chair Appointed President of UCD

25 March 2003

University College Dublin has announced that Professor Hugh Brady, Chair of the Health Research Board has been appointed President of the University.[more]

Young Irish researchers called for world class training

3 March 2003

An exciting new training programme for young Irish researchers has just been announced by the Health Research Board and the British Council. The programme aims to improve international dissemination of Irish research, to attract...[more]

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