May 7, 2019

Summer Students 2019

The Irish Cancer Society is delighted to announce the winners of our 2019 Summer Studentships. The Irish Cancer Society Summer Studentship programme offers penultimate-year undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake a cancer research project and to work with researchers in high-quality research environments.

This Biomedical Summer Studentship is open to students undertaking a biomedical and life science degree. The Social and Allied Health Sciences Summer Studentship is open to students undertaking a degree in the social, nursing, or allied health sciences. The Irish Cancer Society Summer Studentship programme gives students the opportunity to gain research experience at an early stage in their career path.

Social and Allied Health Sciences Summer Student 2019: Paul Fahy

Paul Fahy is a 21-year-old student of National University of Ireland Galway studying General Nursing. He is originally from South Mayo, and works part time in a nursing home. He is a qualified Emergency Medical Technician and volunteers regularly with the Order of Malta. Paul will be researching the views and experiences of doctors and nurses around palliative care for patients with blood cancers, under the guidance of Dr Maura Dowling.

Biomedical Summer Student 2019: Darragh Nimmo

Darragh Nimmo is an undergraduate genetics student at University College Dublin. He will be carrying out his summer research in Dr Antoinette Perry’s UCD laboratory, where he will be involved in the ‘epiCaPture’ programme which is researching the development of a new non-invasive urinalysis test to detect aggressive prostate cancer.

Biomedical Summer Student 2019: William O'Dwyer

William O'Dwyer is a third-year Biochemistry student at University College Cork. He will be carrying out his summer research within the Cork Cancer Research Centre at University College Cork, under the guidance of Dr. Sharon McKenna. This research team focuses on translational cancer research, with an inspiring bench-to-bedside objective. William's project will be investigating how to possibly increase chemo-sensitivity of cancer cells that are resistant to chemotherapy treatment methods.