Posts Tagged ‘Garret FitzGerald’

Garret A. FitzGerald

Dr. Garret FitzGerald is the McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he chairs the Department of Pharmacology and directs the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. His research has been characterized by an integrative approach to elucidating the mechanisms of drug action, drawing on work inRead more..

2016 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards

The Presidential Distinguished Service Awards were celebrated in January, honoring exceptional members of the Irish diaspora. President Michael D. Higgins (first row, center) presented the awards to many figures of note, including four Americans: Dr. Garret FitzGerald (back row, far right), who served as Irish America’s inaugural keynote speaker for the Healthcare and Life SciencesRead more..

Garret FitzGerald

Dr. Garret FitzGerald is the McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he chairs the Department of Pharmacology and directs the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. FitzGerald’s research has been characterized by an integrative approach to elucidating the mechanisms of drug action, drawing on work inRead more..

30 Years Later:
The Anglo-Irish Agreement

November of last year marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement, which attempted to bring an end to the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Signed by then-Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Agreement gave the Republic of Ireland a consultative role in Northern Ireland’s affairs and offered theRead more..

Garret FitzGerald

Dr. Garret FitzGerald is the McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he chairs the Department of Pharmacology and directs the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. FitzGerald’s research has been characterized by an integrative approach to elucidating the mechanisms of drug action, drawing on work inRead more..

Remembering Kate FitzGerald

Kate FitzGerald died peacefully on August 4, at home in Philadelphia with her family. Born to Catherine and Niall O’Connor on December 14, 1949, Kate grew up in Dublin; she attended Rathnew, studying history and archaeology at UCD. A gifted artist, she had initially enrolled in the College of Art, and retained her love ofRead more..

Inaugural Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Reception

Irish America celebrated its inaugural Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards Reception (for more photos of the event, click here) co-presented with ICON plc, last night in Manhattan. The Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 aims to recognize the best and brightest professionals in the medical industry and highlight the work they are doing to improve the livesRead more..

Dr. Garret FitzGerald
Wants to Build Bridges

He works between the strands of basic discovery and clinical trial, national research and global connection, harnessing the power of diaspora. The inaugural Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Keynote Speaker discusses the science of discovery.  Dr. Garret FitzGerald, a.k.a. “Big G” as faculty and students sometimes call him according to a 2001 Penn Medicine article,Read more..

Those We Lost: Recent Passings in the Irish-American Community

William Craig 1924-2011 William Craig, a controversial political leader from Northern Ireland who founded the Ulster Vanguard, died April 25 at the age of 86. Craig’s political career ended in 1979 but his influence on Northern Ireland’s politics will not soon be forgotten. While studying to become a solicitor at Queen’s University in Belfast, CraigRead more..