ICAT Fellow news (May 2019)

ICAT publications
May 5, 2019
ICAT Fellows – 3 Cohorts appointed
May 22, 2019

Dr William Martin, Year 1 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 2)

Prize-winning talk at the Irish Nephrology Society Meeting 2019


Liam Martin, Nephrology trainee, presented data from his ICAT mini-project at the Irish Nephrology Society meeting on 12 April 2019 and won a prize for delivering the best basic science oral presentation. The talk was entitled: 'Urinary NGAL Excretion Increases in Tandem with Reductions in Albuminuria Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery for Diabetic Kidney Disease'.

Dr Sarah Cormican, Year 2 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 1)

Prize-winning poster presentation at the Irish Nephrology Society Annual Meeting 2019


Sarah Cormican, a Nephrology trainee and PhD student at NUI Galway, was awarded best poster presentation at the Irish Nephrology Society Annual Meeting 2019 for her moderated poster ‘Urinary Detection of MUC1fs Protein Reclassifies Irish Patients Previously Diagnosed with ADTKD-NOS’.

Sarah also presented a poster titled ‘Intermediate Monocyte Subpopulations in the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: Baseline Results of a Longitudinal Cohort Study’ at the Irish Nephrology Society Annual Meeting 2019, showcasing her PhD project baseline data (pictured).

Dr David Mongan, Year 2 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 1)

College of Psychiatrists' Spring Conference, Ireland; British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience, UK


David Mongan, a Psychiatry trainee and PhD student at RCSI, gave a talk titled ‘Investigating proteomic biomarkers in psychosis’ at the College of Psychiatrists’ Spring Conference on 4 April 2019. David also presented a poster at the British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience on 14 April titled ‘Complement system proteins in psychosis: a systematic review protocol’ (pictured).

Dr Jennifer Scott, Year 1 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 2)

International Vasculitis conference, USA, European Vasculitis Society meeting, UK


Jennifer Scott, a Nephrology trainee, gave a poster presentation at the International Vasculitis conference in Philadelphia, USA and delivered an oral presentation at the European Vasculitis Society meeting in London in December 2018 (both titled ‘A retrospective cohort study to investigate the sex specific differences in ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis outcomes’).

Dr Peter Barrett, Year 2 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 1)

Irish Nephrology Society Annual Meeting 2019


Peter Barrett, Public Health Medicine trainee and PhD student at UCC, presented a poster at the Irish Nephrology Society Annual Meeting 2019 titled ‘Adverse pregnancy outcomes and long-term risk of maternal renal disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis’.

Dr Conor Judge, Year 2 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 1)

American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019, USA; Irish Nephrology Society Annual Meeting 2019


Conor Judge, a Nephrology trainee and PhD student at NUI Galway, presented a poster titled ‘Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion, and Risk of Stroke – an analysis of INTERSTROKE’ at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019 in Washington DC, USA (pictured).

Conor also presented three posters at the Irish Nephrology Society annual meeting, titled ‘Renal Impairment Modifies the Association Between Sodium Intake and Risk of Stroke – An Analysis of INTERSTROKE’; Audit of ‘Access to Renal Transplantation – Galway University Hospital’; ‘Audit of Haemodialysis Access – Galway University Hospital’.

Dr Delia Bogdanet, Year 2 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 1)

LabCon Ireland 2019


Delia Bogdanet, an Endocrinology trainee and PhD student at NUI Galway, presented a poster at the LabCon Ireland conference, April 2019, titled ‘Reproducibility of the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test: Time for Improvement?’.

Dr Kapil Sharma, Year 2 ICAT Fellow (Cohort 1)

British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience 2019


Kapil Sharma, a Psychiatry trainee and PhD student at TCD, presented a poster titled ‘The Effects of Antipsychotics on Glial Cells and Neuroinflammation’ at the British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience 2019, held in Dublin on 14 April 2019.