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INFANT Student Secures IRC Scholarship 

By |2021-10-06T12:49:13+01:00September 1st, 2021|

INFANT centre and UCC Departments of Biochemistry and Obstetrics & Gynaecology PhD student Caroline Joyce was awarded an Employment-Based Programme Postgraduate award by the Irish Research Council on 25th August 2021.     Caroline, who is a Principal Clinical Biochemist in Cork University Hospital, received the prestigious scholarship for her research into biomarker discovery for the diagnosis, management and treatment of women with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD). She was one of 28 awardees under this scheme and the only recipient in Cork.     Molar pregnancy (MP) is the commonest form of GTD with an incidence of [...]

Professor Keelin O’Donoghue Co-authors Report on Implementation of National Bereavement Standards across all 19 Maternity Units

By |2021-08-18T09:48:14+01:00August 18th, 2021|

Infant’s Professor Keelin O’Donoghue - https://www.ucc.ie/en/obsgyn/staff/keelin/  - has co-authored a report that aims to develop and improve perinatal bereavement care across all of Ireland’s Maternity units. Read/Download the report (PDF) here -  https://www.infantcentre.ie/2021/08/18/hse-national-standards-for-bereavement-care-report/ Compiled by Prof O'Donoghue, Clinical lead for Implementation, and Riona Cotter National Programme Manager,  the report highlights the dedication and hard work of [...]

HSE National Standards for Bereavement Care – Report

By |2021-08-18T09:14:25+01:00August 18th, 2021|

The Implementation of the National Standards for Bereavement Care Following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death VIEW or DOWNLOAD the Report (PDF) here: HSE National Standards for Bereavement Care Between 2017 and 2021, experts in perinatal bereavement care, bereaved parents and members of support organisations and voluntary groups came together to develop and improve perinatal bereavement [...]

Results of PARROT Ireland Trial Published in British Medical Journal

By |2021-08-14T09:50:51+01:00August 13th, 2021|

Results of PARROT Ireland Trial Published in British Medical Journal Research funded by the Health Research Board Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network Collaborative Ireland and published by Professor Keelin O’Donoghue in the British Medical Journal, has found that using the Placental Growth Factor test in clinical practice does not improve [...]

C4C – Press Release: First site open for patient recruitment into ‘Kawasaki Disease Coronary Artery Aneurysm Prevention trial (KD-CAAP)’ study

By |2021-08-06T10:49:39+01:00August 6th, 2021|

The IMI conect4children (c4c) consortium are pleased to announce that the first site is now open for the ‘Kawasaki Disease Coronary Artery Aneurysm Prevention trial (KD-CAAP)’ study as of 28 September 2020 at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Kawasaki disease is a disease where arteries, particularly the coronary arteries in the heart, become [...]


By |2021-09-23T10:55:48+01:00October 14th, 2020|

Wednesday 14 October 2020 RESEARCHERS FROM PREGNANCY LOSS RESEARCH GROUP AND INFANT CENTRE UCC/CUMH ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP IMPROVE SERVICES FOR THOSE WH0 EXPERIENCE RECURRENT MISCARRIAGE October 13th 2020: Baby Loss Awareness Week, which runs from October 9 – 15, is an international event which seeks to raise awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced [...]

INFANT student wins Student Entrepreneur Award

By |2020-11-22T13:26:11+00:00June 12th, 2020|

Friday 12 June 2020 INFANT PhD student Mark O’Sullivan has won the top prize at Enterprise Ireland's Student Entrepreneur Awards 2020 for his Neurobell medical device. Mark was one of 10 finalists participating in the virtual final of the third-level Student Entrepreneur Awards. Mark developed Neurobell to support early detection and monitoring of brain injuries in newborns [...]

What INFANT is doing in response to COVID-19

By |2020-11-22T12:29:52+00:00April 22nd, 2020|

Thursday 23 April 2020 COVID-19 is the most significant public health crisis in 100 years. Its impact will be felt for decades and it is already changing in unprecedented ways how we live, work and carry out our lives. INFANT, as a Maternal and Child Health Research Centre, is particularly conscious of the impact of [...]