Jan 17 2022 Posted: 08:00 GMT

Professor Derek O'Keefe to feature on Changemakers: Improving Lives Through Research

As published by the IUA.

Professor Derek O’Keeffe is a Physicianeer – a dual qualified Physician and Engineer who trained in Ireland as well as in the United States at Harvard University and the Mayo Clinic.

Prof O’Keeffe and researchers at the HIVE Lab, in The Lambe Institute identify clinical needs and use state of the art technology to develop innovative patient solutions.

DAVE the Robot is one of piece of technology that is helping Professor O’Keeffe and his team,  deliver care to his patients who suffer from diabetes, a chronically debilitating condition that can be life changing for those who develop it.

Prof O'Keefe will feature on @RTEOneJanuary 17 at 8.30pm as part of Changemakers, an IUA RTE partnership.

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About Changemakers

The Irish Universities Association has partnered with RTÉ and New Decade TV to bring Ireland’s Change Makers, the most transformative research-led projects and the inspiring people behind them, to Irish television this coming January and February 2022.

The series will showcase the remarkable and lasting public impact of leading research projects by eight universities in Ireland in areas such as children’s health, health technology, education, youth justice, gender equality and inclusion, as well as the environment.

The 6-part series will be broadcast from Monday January 3rd 2022 at 8.30pm on RTE One television and the RTE Player.



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