MMI Chair Mr Thomas Lynch is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Professor Joe Eustace of UCC and Professor Dermot Kenny of RCSI to the Board of Molecular Medicine Ireland. “I am delighted to welcome Professor Eustace and Professor Kenny to the MMI Board. They bring a wealth of experience in clinical and translational research to the MMI partnership and I look forward to working with them” Mr Lynch said.
Professor Eustace is Professor of Medicine at UCC Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility and Consultant Nephrologist at Cork University Hospital.
Before returning to Ireland in 2005 Professor Eustace was Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He also served as Director of Ambulatory Dialysis Services and as State Commissioner in the Maryland Kidney Commission. His current research focus is on Vascular and Bone Health in Renal Transplant and he has authored or co-authored over 45 peer reviewed original scientific papers and written 8 book chapters.
Professor Dermot Kenny is Professor of Cardiovascular Biology and Director of the RCSI Clinical Research Centre in Beaumont Hospital.
Professor Kenny graduated from RCSI in 1982. He completed his training in Internal Medicine in Dublin and moved to the USA in 1987 where he completed his cardiology fellowship and started his research career in coronary physiology and thrombosis at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
In 1998 he returned to Dublin to head up the first academic clinical research centre in Ireland. Professor Kenny maintains an active research role as an Investigator in the Blood Research Institute of the Blood Centre of South-Eastern Wisconsin and he is Adjunct Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Medical College of Wisconsin. His primary research area is in understanding the mechanisms of thrombosis to advance clinical diagnostics.