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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

  • 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.

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

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

Our News

All News
  • 02 Nov 2020

    Minister Harris announces 71 research grants through the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme valu...

    The research supported will impact areas such as spinal cord injury, novel materials, climate change...

  • 14 Oct 2020

    Press Release for: BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK

    RESEARCHERS FROM PREGNANCY LOSS RESEARCH GROUP AND INFANT CENTRE UCC/CUMH ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO HE...

  • Man reading to small baby
    19 Jun 2020

    Infant Mental Health

    The brain develops more in the first five years than at any other stage of our life.

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    12 Jun 2020

    INFANT student wins Student Entrepreneur Award

    Mark O’Sullivan awarded top prize at the Student Entrepreneur Awards 2020