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Ireland's First Maternal and Child Health Research Centre

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

Explore our research

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
  • GCP training
    06 Jan 2020

    GCP training for INFANT staff

    New 2020 dates announced

  • Presents
    18 Dec 2019

    Give a gift to INFANT this Christmas

    Our research has saved lives. With your help, we can save more.

  • Geraldine and Freya
    18 Dec 2019

    So proud of our growing INFANT

    A feature piece in UCC's 'Independent Thinking' magazine.

  • Girl eating apple
    25 Nov 2019

    BNF award for INFANT Researcher

    Dr Elaine McCarthy honoured at London award ceremony