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PRESS RELEASE Ð 17th October 2011

UL Surgeon Receives International Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Science of Surgery

Professor Calvin Coffey Receives Prestigious James IV Fellowship Award

Professor Calvin Coffey (Chair of Surgery, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon, Limerick University Hospital) has been selected to receive a James IV Fellowship from the James IV Association of Surgeons . This Fellowship is awarded to candidates who have made outstanding contributions to the art and science of surgery.

Each year surgeons are selected from around the world to receive this prestigious Fellowship. In the coming months, Professor Coffey will travel to clinical sites in North America, Korea, and across Europe to present his experiences of novel techniques and innovation in minimally invasive colorectal cancer surgery.

Professor Coffey acknowledged the importance of the award saying; ÒThis fellowship is a key piece in the jigsaw as we continue to develop educational programmes at the highest level possible for undergraduate students and postgraduate surgical traineesÓ.

Professor Colum Dunne, Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick, added ÒProfessor Coffey and his surgical colleagues at each of the clinical sites affiliated with UL have created an effective and enjoyable learning experience for GEMS students. We welcome the opportunity to disseminate the knowledge generated by these teams in surgical teaching and research, and like all learning organisations look forward to implementing new approaches that may result from this fellowshipÓ.

The James IV Association of Surgeons, Inc. was founded in 1957 by three distinguished surgeons from England, Scotland and the United States so that surgeons from around the world could be brought together to exchange ideas and techniques regarding surgery. The aim of the Associat

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