[Events] Graduate Entry Medical School Research Seminar Series - Prof Eamonn Quigley 24/02/2010
Jennifer.Fitzgerald at staffmail.ul.ie
Thu Feb 18 10:02:15 GMT 2010
The GEMS Research Series continues on 24th February 2010 with a
Professor Eamonn Quigley, University College Cork:
""Studies on the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome:
opportunism as the basis for a clinical research programme!"
This presentation will explore Prof Quigley's experience of interacting
with Microbiology, Psychiatry, Pharmacy etc in developing successful
scientific and clinical programmes.
The Lecture will begin at 6pm in the "John Holland" Lecture theatre
(D1050) and refreshments will be provided beforehand from 5:30pm.
All are welcome.
Eamonn M M Quigley MD FRCP FACP FACG FRCPI
Eamonn M M Quigley graduated MB BCh BAO (hons) from University College
Cork in Cork, Ireland in 1976. Following internship, he completed the
internal medicine rotation in Glasgow, Scotland (1977-81) becoming MRCP
(UK) in 1979. Funded by a Fogarty fellowship by the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) and an Ainsworth Scholarship by UCC, he pursued research
with Dr. Sidney Phillips at the Mayo Clinic from 1981 to 1983.
On moving to the University of Manchester, UK in 1983, as lecturer in
the department of medicine [chair: Prof (now Lord) Leslie Turnberg] he
completed accreditation in general internal medicine and
gastroenterology and studied mucosal defence in the upper
gastrointestinal tract. In 1986, he joined the section of
gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Nebraska Medical
Centre (UNMC) as an Assistant Professor, subsequently advancing to
Associate Professor and Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Chief
of the section. He developed there a clinical research centre for the
study of gastrointestinal motility and pursued parallel studies in a
variety of in vitro and in vivo animal models.
In 1998, Prof. Quigley returned to Cork as Professor of Medicine and
Human Physiology and was the first Head of the Medical School from
2000-7. He is a principal investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic
Centre (APC), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2 003 and
again in 2009 where his interests are in host-microbiota interactions in
Prof. Quigley has been President of The World Gastroenterology
Organisation (WGO) and is Vice President of the American College of
Gastroenterology and a past Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of
He has published over 500 original articles, reviews, editorials, book
chapters; authored or co-authored six books and monographs. He has
received a variety of honours and awards from medical and
gastroenterological societies and universities throughout the world.
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