The first of its kind in Ireland
Opened in June 2018, the new paediatric academic unit focuses on improving health outcomes for children, from infancy through to adolescence through teaching, research, and innovation.
Home to more than 60 staff, including clinical and academic leaders, scientists, nursing staff and PhD researchers; the academic teams tackle clinical problems such as newborn brain injury, infant seizures, allergy, eczema, sleep, and explore ways of enhancing the long-term wellbeing and development of children.
Some of our paediatric studies see children return for multiple assessments. These are facilitated by INFANT's expert research nurses and clinicians. Measurements taken include weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate, hand grip strength, vertical jump and skin prick allergy testing, This innovative work helps INFANT to protect mothers and children from pregnancy to childhood and beyond.