Dr Denis O’Mahony
Dr. O’Mahony qualified in medicine from UCC in 1985. He completed a M.D. in 1993. His main area of research is prescribing in old age, in particular inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug events, their detection and prevention. The research in STOPP/START criteria for detection of inappropriate prescribing has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and has led to several research grants. More recently, he has received major funding from the European Commission under the FP7 framework to coordinate the design, construction and testing (by clinical trial) of a new software engine for the assessment & optimization of drug and non-drug therapy in older persons (SENATOR) in the hospital setting, preventing adverse drug events and reducing pharmaceutical costs. He and his colleagues recently received a national award from Enterprise Ireland Lifescience & Food Commercialization Award (October, 2011) in recognition of the successful launch of a new spin-out company (Clinical Support Information Systems) on foot of a successful Enterprise Ireland-funded project scheme aimed at linking partners in academia and business.