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16-03-2007, 01:17   #1
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Introduce yizzer selves.....

Post night-shift insomnia strikes again.....

I thought it might be a good idea to have an "introduce yourself" thread in here. It seems we have a lot of people with a lot of different skills and interests, and it would be good to know who everyone is.

I'll get the ball rolling.

I'm Tallaght01. I've been trying to incorporate the word "yizzer" into my vocabulary again recently. It was my favourite word at school

I'm a doctor. A neonatology registrar to be precise. I'm from Tallaght, but I currently work in Glasgow. I love it there because I've a deep interest in public health/socio-economic determinants of health. Glasgow has possibly the most deprived communities in Europe. Not going to stay in hospital medicine for a lot longer though. Gonna work abroad again from next september. When my feet are less itchy I'm hopefully going to pursue a career in public health back in Ireland.

My main interests within medicine are:

1) socio-ecomic determinants of health

2) Health of fostered/adopted kids

3) Epidemiology of infectious diseases (HIV in particular)

4) The word "Yizzer"

5) Oh, and neonatology

I also did a BSc in Biomedical sciences before I went to medical school, so like the nerdy science chat that goes on here sometimes too
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16-03-2007, 11:54   #2
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I'm r3nu4l (pronounced Renewal), BSc and PhD in Molecular Biology with particular interest in drug resistance mechanisms.

I did a 3 year post-doc to develop a novel immunodiagnostics assay before moving into the world of Medical communications where I project manage and write across a number of fields including endocrinology (Type 2 Diabetes in particular), Oncology (Breast Cancer in particular), GI disturbances, renal disturbance and dialysis, cardiovascular disease etc.

I'm mainly interested in the science of medicine.

I'm from Lucan but working in Cambridge
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16-03-2007, 12:28   #3
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My name is InFront (no really, it is!) and I'm a wee medicine undergraduate who still doesn't know his olecranon from his coccyx. One day I hope to become a professional football player, but I might have designs on something in pharmacology if that doesn't work out, you know just as a back-up plan
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I'm Jimoslimos, originally from Dublin but living in London now. Graduated couple of years ago with BSc double honours in Biology and Chemistry.

Working as a research assistant in the R+D department of a large multinational healthcare company. Major interests immunoassay development - particularly the application of novel tumour markers. Also like to keep informed on recent scientific developments and the general public's perception of.

Like my current job but would really like to go and do a research masters and perhaps a PhD in a few years. Not sure in what specific area though.
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16-03-2007, 17:02   #5
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I'm violatom, a science student doing a biomedical degree in glasgow uni. I aslo play the viola (bit of a giveaway in the name...)
Looking to go on to do some kind of neuroscience or maybe geology. Yeah I'm quite focussed
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16-03-2007, 17:06   #6
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My name is bigjim and I'm from Dublin. Someone else decided that he was also big jim, so I thought of the first thing that came into my head, so I settle with bigjimthefirst. Sounded funny at the time, honest.

As of 2 Mondays ago, I'm a final year medical student in UCD. I'm based in Vincent's, and I'm currently on my Psychiatry rotation. I will hopefully be graduating in May '08, and starting as an intern in July '08. At this stage I'm interested in doing Medicine long-term, and my current masterplan is to do gastroenterology. I'm sure this will change about 8000 times by the time I start my first job as a reg.
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16-03-2007, 18:26   #7
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my name is David. i am a second year student at trinity college pursuing a B.Sc (Hons) in Nursing Studies, of the general nursing variety. I have a keen interest in diabetes and may specialise in that area. I am also interested in PreHospital Emergency care and have completed courses in First Aid, Emergency Medical First Responder, Automated External Defibrillation, International Trauma Life Support and am a first aid and BLS instructor. I also have aspirations to become a Resuscitation Training Officer as I enjoy instructing and teaching. Like Baz i continue to be involved with professional development issues as the Chairperson of the INO Student Section. other interests include technology and web design.
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17-03-2007, 00:36   #8
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My name is John (who'd have thunk it!?!) and I'm currently doing a PhD in the psychology department in Maynooth on the neural basis of memory, particularly hippocampal and cortical areas related to spatial memory. I graduated with a B.A. Mod. in Neuroscience (a science degree but TCD don't do B. Sc.s). I'm particularly interested in memory (hence the research), neurotrophins and neuropharmacology, especially antidepressants. I'm also interested in psychoacoustics (how the mind perceives sound) and the neuroscience of aesthetics but I'm very much a beginner in these areas.
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17-03-2007, 09:44   #9
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Teh Tree is on a year's clinical placement in the CUH labs. Third year biomed science and hoping to do the next two years to finish the degree in the UK. Have a massive interest in assay design, in particular the ones involving antibodies and physics (I started the degree in physics and applied maths before i moved to biomed)

Nerdiness drips out my ears, and i love it
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17-03-2007, 10:44   #10
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I'm a second year student in Edinburgh, studying biological & biomedical sciences. Initially my interests lay in genetics, but now it's changed to neuroscience. Hoping to go into medicine afterwards, maybe in the US or Canada.
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17-03-2007, 10:49   #11
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I'm a graduate of TCD and working as an SHO in general medicine. Currently doing gastroenterology.

My interests currently are in Infectious Diseases.

I also have an interest in medical and general politics.
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19-03-2007, 23:05   #12
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Hey Im robbie, first year medical student in RCSI, interested in ALL things medical so if Im not commenting you can be sure Im reading!
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22-03-2007, 22:21   #13
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Alrite, I'm Colm! I'm a Human Genetics undergrad in TCD and I hope to go on to do research on the genetics of retinopathies or molecular medicine!
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24-03-2007, 01:30   #14
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Hey I'm Jessie, have a Bsc in Biotechnology and Engineering, and I'm currently doing a Gdip part-time in Biological systems and Instrumentation. I'm hugely interested in all things genetic, engineery, & medical, and hope to do medicine someday
I've been working in the Pharma industry since I graduated with my primary degree, so I've had very little social life up until the last 9 months Making up for it now though!!!
Love comics, sci fi, general geekery (you wouldn't believe how excited I got over the sky-net launch )... I am possibly an úber nerd...
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25-03-2007, 16:30   #15
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Rcsi grad, Hospital doc ,Interested in Critical care, sepsis Anaesthesia, trauma etc..
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