Rosemount woman Karen Boland pictured receiving the 2023 Vice Chancellor Clinician Innovation Award at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The presentation was made by Fergal O’Brien, also from Rosemount, who is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at RCSI.

Rosemount's Karen receives College of Surgeons award

There was a distinct Rosemount flavour to an award presentation which took place in Dublin this month at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Professor Karen Boland, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Beaumont Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at RCSI, was presented with a Clinician Innovation Award during the college's Vice Chancellor Innovation Awards.

Karen is a native of Rosemount, and she was presented with the award by Professor Fergal O'Brien, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at RCSI, who also happens to be from Rosemount!

The award was in recognition of Karen's work on a collaboration with medical nutrition company, Nualtra Ltd, on assessing the impact of a low-volume, well-tolerated supplement for patients with end-stage liver disease.

RCSI said the supplement could target the effects of sarcopenia and, ideally, reduce the life-limiting complications of cirrhosis.

The award presentation was made during the 2023 RCSI Research Day on March 8.

Fergal O'Brien said: "Research Day is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and celebrate the exciting research being undertaken by RCSI academic staff, early career investigators, postgraduate and undergraduate students.

"The day also provides a platform to highlight the innovative industry spin-out companies and collaborations we are proud to support which are driving advancements to shape the future of healthcare and create positive change in the lives of patients."