RCSI researcher awarded EUR 4.3 million to establish health research centre
Professor Edward Gregg, a leading population health scientist, has been awarded EUR 4.3 million from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to fund a new research centre at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). Formerly professor of diabetes and cardiovascular disease epidemiology and researcher at Jameel Institute, Imperial College London, Edward will lead a team of 13 new researchers to help reduce the burden of chronic diseases. Named Converge, the new centre will aim to transform the way population-level data and research platforms are deployed in Ireland to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Researchers at the new centre will collaborate closely with the World Health Organisation, Imperial College London, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Maynooth University, the University of Galway and the HSE.