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Martin O’Donnell is the Professor of Translational Medicine at NUI Galway and Interim Director of the CRFG. Graduated from University College Cork, he trained in Geriatric and Stroke medicine in Ireland, McMaster University (Canada) and Stanford University (US). He holds a PhD from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University. He is Director of the MSc in Clinical Research at NUIG, being run in collaboration with McMaster University
His main areas of research interests are clinical trials in Vascular medicine and Stroke Epidemiology
He is Principal Investigator of a number of studies including "Sodium InTake in Chronic Kidney Disease" (STICK), the "Clarifying Optimal Sodium Intake Project" (COSIP), and the HRB HRA "Sleep Hygiene Education for Blood Pressure Reduction" study (SLEPT)
List of Recent Publications:
O’Donnell M, Mente A, Yusuf S. Sodium Intake and Cardiovascular Health. Circulation Research 2015; 116: 1046-57
Smyth A, O'Donnell M, Mente A, Yusuf S. Dietary Sodium and Cardiovascular Disease. Current Hypertension Reports 2015; 17.
Smyth A, Teo KK, Rangarajan S, O'Donnell M, Zhang XH, Rana P, Leong DP, Dagenais G, Seron P, Rosengren A, Schutte AE, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Oguz A, Chifamba J, Diaz R, Lear S, Avezum A, Kumar R, Mohan V, Szuba A, Wei L, Yang W, Jian B, McKee M, Yusuf S, PURE Investigators. Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease, cancer, injury, admission to hospital, and mortality: a prospective cohort study. Lancet 2015; 386: 1945-54
Healy D, Clarke-Moloney M, Gaughan B, O'Daly S, Hausenloy D, Sharif F, Newell J, O'Donnell M, Grace P, Forbes JF, Cullen W, Kavanagh E, Burke P, Cross S, Dowdall J, McMonagle M, Fulton G, Manning BJ, Kheirelseid EAH, Leahy A, Moneley D, Naughton P, Boyle E, McHugh S, Madhaven P, O'Neill S, Martin Z, Courtney D, Tubassam M, Sultan S, McCartan D, Medani M, Walsh S. Preconditioning Shields Against Vascular Events in Surgery (SAVES), a multicentre feasibility trial of preconditioning against adverse events in major vascular surgery: study protocol for a randomised control trial. Trials 2015; 16.
O’Donnell M, Mente A, Rangarajan S, McQueen M.J, Wang X, Liu L, Yan H, Fu Lee S, Mony P, Devanath A, Rosengren A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Iqbal R, Ilow R, Mohammadifard N, Gulec S, Hussein Yusufali A, Kruger L, Yusuf R, Chifamba J, Kabali C, Dagenais G, Lear S.A, Teo K, and Yusuf S, for the PURE Investigators. Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events. N Engl J Med 2014;371:612-23