Diabetes & Brain Health
As part of her on-going specialist training in Old Age Psychiatry she completed a two year clinical fellowship in Cognitive Health in the National Memory Clinic.
Her research interest lies in the area of dementia and modifiable risk factors, including diabetes. In conjunction with Public Health Medicine colleagues, she is currently undertaking a study, as part of a research degree, exploring knowledge levels among the general public, professional and patient groups of the link between diabetes and brain health.
Hogan Suite 01.30pm
Diabetes & Cancer
Dr Ryan has a special interest in Diabetes, insulin pumps, thyroid disorders and infertility. She did her MD under the supervision of Professor Gerald Tomkin in RCSI and Trinity College on diabetes and insulin resistance. She also lectured in Pharmacology in the RCSI and more recently is a Senior Lecturer in Post Graduate Medical School in the University of Limerick.
Recently awarded an MA with Trinity College, She is a regular contributor to the media and believes public education is very important to ensure patient compliance with medical advice and compliance with medication. Mary is a regular contributor to RTE and was involved for 4 years in the production of the public education series of “How Long will you Live” and more recently a contributor to Operation Transformation.
She is Diabetes Advisor to the Irish Heart Foundation and is involved with their public health lectures on Women and Heart Disease.
Dr Ryan has a keen interest in teaching and research and supervises student research in the University of Limerick
Hogan Suite 12.15am
Diabetes & Osteoporosis
Cynthia oversees a research program applying adult human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells to maintain bone health or repair bone fractures in the presence of diabetes. These studies have indicated that diabetic progenitor cells have reduced capacity to chondrogenically or osteogenically differentiate, inhibiting their ability to repair a bone fracture or sustain bone homeostasis. Her current investigations are supported by the Health Research Board and Diabetes Ireland Research Alliance under the MRCG-HRB Joint Funding Scheme (2016).
Cynthia’s professional training bridged academia, research institutions and industry. She began her research career as a PhD student in Developmental Biology and Teratology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Upon graduation, she began a post doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in cartilage biology and then transitioned to Boston where she joined Johnson & Johnson Regenerative Therapeutics as a senior scientist in cell biology and preclinical evaluation. After three years of industrial training, she returned to academia by joining the Regenerative Medicine Institute at NUI Galway where she was promoted from a senior scientist in Orthobiologics (2007) to an Honorary Research Lecturer (2010) and then Research Fellow (2013)
Hogan Suite following Margaret O’Neills presentation
See the full speaker programme – Updated DICE programme 16 March 2017