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Welcome to the Collaborative Doctoral Programme in Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP-CDP)

The CDP-CDP was established in 2020, following a successful Health Research Board Collaborative Doctoral Award application (read more HERE).

With almost €1.5m in funding, the programme is supporting six PhD trainees over four years to work on projects designed to improve chronic disease prevention in Ireland.

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Directed by Prof Molly Byrne, NUI Galway, and Prof Patricia Kearney, UCC, the programme is a collaboration between academic researchers, clinical researchers, clinicians, health service providers, and public and patient representatives (PPI), and focuses on diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention.

The trans-disciplinary consortium draws on national and international expertise, and includes members from NUI Galway, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Manchester (UK), University of Newcastle (UK), Twente University (The Netherlands), Drexel University (USA), the Health Service Executive, and PPI groups.‌