Roscommon scholars receive Fullbright Awards

Two County Roscommon scholars were among 40 Fullbright Irish awardees for 2022-2023 at a ceremony in Iveagh House on Thursday evening.

Dr. Clíodhna McHugh and Dr. John P. Gilmore received the annual awards grant which enable Irish citizens to study, research or teach in the USA and for Americans to do the same in Ireland.

Dr. McHugh is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. A former St. Brigid’s and Roscommon Ladies’ footballer, Clíodhna’s interest is in cardiovascular diseases and risk factors with a particular dediction to prevention.

She will work at the School of Medicine at Harvard University and the Cardiovascular Performance Programme at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Centre here she will develop skills in athlete specific electrocardiogram interpretation and long-term cardio care in athletic populations.

Dr. Gilmore is an Assistant Professor in Nursing at UCD and his research, teaching and scholarship centres around themes of inclusion health, social justice, LGBTQ+ Health and broader sexual health.

His PhD, which was awarded with examiner’s commendation in 2021, explored Irish gay men’s experiences of discussing sexuality with healthcare practitioners. As a Fullbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar, John will visit the Centre for Gender and Sexual Minority Health at the University of California in San Francisco to explore enablers and barriers to community-led LGBT healthcare.