Award: Fulbright Irish Student - All Disciplines
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Joan Devin is a Clement Archer PhD student at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She is a midwife in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. She completed her BSc in Midwifery at Dundalk Institute of Technology, during which time she completed a national study on the neonatal cord clamping practices of midwives in Ireland. Her doctoral research is in the area of eHealth and Pharmacy Practice, and is an evaluation of eHealth technologies in relation to prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring of medication. As a Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland Student Awardee, Joan will visit Children’s Hospital Orange County and the University of California Irvine where she will use electronic health record data to understand and improve maternal, paediatric, and neonatal care in relation to sepsis and COVID-19, with emphasis on the development of artificial intelligence models to predict sepsis in advance of early warning scores.