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INFANT COVID-19 HUB

A research centre focused entirely on pregnancy, birth and early childhood.

Hosted at UCC, Cork, Ireland, The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research has local impact with a global reach.

INFANT is answering the international need for research and innovation to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Across pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood, INFANT is solving challenges through its key research themes.

Pregnancy

Making pregnancy safer for mothers and babies

Newborn

Improving health outcomes for newborn babies

Child Health

Advancing the health and well-being of children

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Impactful Scientific Breakthroughs

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AI-powered neonatal seizure detection

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Predictive screening test for pre-eclampsia

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New therapy for peanut allergy sufferers

Our impact

Latest Publications

  • The impact of short‐term predominate breastfeeding on cognitive outcome at 5 years - Acta Paediatrica

    Lenehan, S, Boylan, G, Livingstone, V et al.

  • Placental Ageing in Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Telomere Shortening, Cell Senescence, and Mitochondrial Dysfunction - Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

    Manna, S, McCarthy, C & McCarthy, F.

  • Preeclampsia and Cardiovascular Disease in a Large UK Pregnancy Cohort of Linked Electronic Health Records - Circulation

    Leon, L, McCarthy, F, Direk, K et al.

  • Iron supplementation in preterm and low birth weight infants: a systematic review of intervention studies - Nutrition Reviews

    McCarthy, E, Dempsey, E & Kiely, M.

Our News

All News
  • Two boys hugging
    29 May 2020

    INFANT giving a voice to children with special needs

    New study launched to evaluate the impact of COVID-19

  • fruit
    26 May 2020

    Healthy Eating for Pregnant Women

    The truth about diet and COVID-19

  • young kids smiling into camera
    22 May 2020

    The Scientific Theory of Happiness

    Top tips from INFANT Psychologists

  • Mother breastfeeding small baby
    14 May 2020

    Support crucial for maintaining successful breastfeeding

    New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition