The Institute, as part of the Mater Hospital, will also work in close collaboration with the recently established Dublin Health Academic Centre (DHAC). This unique initiative links the Mater Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital and UCD.

As the first of its kind in Ireland, the DHAC will enable the coordinated deployment of resources and the development of shared services across the three institutions to improve access and quality of patient care in Ireland.

UCD’s Professor Bill Powderly stated that “This new venture will enhance medical education through all stages by combining the current responsibility of the medical school for undergraduate training with more co-ordinated training of doctors at the graduate level.”