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    NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee Welcomes New Chair


    The NCRC is delighted to announce that Professor Padraic Fallon has been appointed to serve as the new Chair of the NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee.

    Composed of internationally recognised experts in paediatric health research, the NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee plays a pivotal role in the NCRC’s research funding process. Following international peer review, all fundable applications are assessed by the NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee who provide an expert, constructive, and objective critique the applications under consideration based on defined criteria including alignment with NCRC priorities and strategy and how well the application meets the full requirements and objectives of the funding call. It is the role of the NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee to advise the NCRC Board on the use of the charity’s funding.

    Professor Padraic Fallon, who has been a key member of the NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee since 2011, is the Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Professor in Translational Immunology in the School of Medicine, TCD. His primary research interest is in understanding how and why faults occur in the immune system and how they can be treated. Professor Fallon has a particular interest in immune disorders such as allergic lung inflammation (asthma), skin inflammation (eczema) and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). From 2011 to 2017, Professor Fallon served as Director of the Paediatric Research in Translational Immunology (PRiTI) Programme, a strategic partnership between TCD and the NCRC.

    Professor Padraic Fallon, SFI Stokes Professor in Translational Immunology in the School of Medicine, TCD, and new Chair of the NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee.

    On his appointment Professor Fallon commented: “I am delighted to serve as Chair of the NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee. I look forward to working with the national and international experts on the Scientific Advisory Committee to maintain the NCRC’s track record of supporting the highest quality research that makes scientific discoveries with tangible relevance to paediatric diseases. The Scientific Advisory Committee will ensure the NCRC funding continues to underpin excellent research on children across Irish hospitals and, in the context of the new Children’s Hospital, support the training of the next generation of research active paediatric doctors, nurse and allied health professionals that will treat the children of Ireland.”

    The full list of NCRC Scientific Advisory Committee Members can be found here.

    For more information on the NCRC Assessment Process, please click here.


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