Newborn brain screener awarded €6.7 million funding

By |2023-11-29T12:20:41+00:00November 28th, 2023|

Newborn Brain Screener awarded €6.7m to develop a platform to detect abnormal brain activity in infants soon after birth.  The technology screens all newborns for signs of brain injury in less than 15 minutes.  Early detection and intervention are critical for improved outcomes and quality of life.  €58.8 million was awarded to 12 new projects [...]

Delaying umbilical cord clamping significantly reduces the risk of death in premature babies

By |2023-11-17T15:49:04+00:00November 20th, 2023|

INFANT researchers are part of international collaboration highlighting benefits of deferred cord clamping in preterm infants. Waiting for two minutes to clamp the umbilical cord of a premature baby soon after birth could significantly reduce the risk of death relative to immediate clamping. Worldwide almost 13 million babies are born prematurely each year and close [...]

Employment-based PhD Scholarships

By |2023-11-17T11:44:40+00:00November 17th, 2023|

The College of Medicine and Health in conjunction with APC Microbiome Ireland and the INFANT Research Centre will offer six Employment-based PhD Scholarships* for Health Science Professionals in 2024. *PhD registration fees plus a contribution to costs. Scholarships under this scheme will be offered in 2024 by the College of Medicine and Health (CoMH), APC Microbiome [...]

Prof Dempsey featured in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list from Clarivate

By |2023-11-15T09:53:47+00:00November 15th, 2023|

UCC researchers make global list of high cited elite science list 13 University College Cork (UCC) researchers are featured today in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list from Clarivate, including Prof Eugene Dempsey, Horgan Chair in Neonatology, INFANT Centre,  UCC. The annual list features the researchers in the top 1% of the Web of Science [...]

Dr Cathal O’Connor Awarded European Leader Prize in Madrid

By |2023-11-15T09:32:49+00:00November 15th, 2023|

Dr Cathal O’Connor, INFANT PhD student and specialist registrar in dermatology at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, was presented with the Future Leader Award of the European Society for Dermatological Research at the recent academy in Madrid, Spain. Dr O’Connor presented findings from his PhD study – the ‘assessing sleep in infants with atopic [...]

INFANT Lead Investigator Wins InterTradeIreland Award

By |2023-10-20T15:33:57+01:00October 20th, 2023|

Dr. Mark O'Sullivan, INFANT Lead Investigator and co-founder of NeuroBell, was awarded the "Best Early Stage" Munster regional trophy at the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Munster regional final. The winners were awarded €20,000 and will advance to the All-Island final in Dublin on the 9th of November. The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition is the [...]

Launch of Ireland’s National Preterm SPN Study

By |2023-10-20T14:21:23+01:00October 20th, 2023|

The National Standardised Parenteral Nutrition (SPN) Study was launched on Friday 6th October at the RCPI Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference.  What is the National SPN Study?  Irish neonatal units have recently implemented a new National Model of Care for Preterm Standardised Parenteral Nutrition (SPN). This is a two-part nutrition system including SPN products and an [...]

INFANT Appoints new Principal Investigator

By |2023-10-19T09:35:09+01:00October 19th, 2023|

INFANT Research Centre are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Brian Walsh to INFANT Principal Investigator. Prof Walsh is a Consultant Neonatologist in Cork University Maternity Hospital, Lead Investigator at INFANT and Associate Professor in Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, UCC. Brian’s research focuses on newborns at high risk of cerebral injury. [...]

INFANT PI, Professor Deirdre Murray announced as Chair in Early Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy

By |2023-10-05T16:23:47+01:00October 6th, 2023|

Friday, 6 October 2023:  Today on World Cerebral Palsy Day, University College Cork (UCC) has announced the appointment of Professor Deirdre Murray as the new Chair in Early Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy, as part of a new programme of excellence to revolutionise the delivery of cerebral palsy care in Ireland. In May, the Cerebral [...]

HRB invests €1.9 million in UCC research to address emerging health challenges

By |2023-10-04T08:12:47+01:00October 4th, 2023|

High blood pressure during pregnancy, strategies for preventing drug overdose and the factors associated with suicide risk in older adults are among the health and social care research projects to receive funding from the Health Research Board’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Five post-doctoral researchers at UCC’s School of Public Health, National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and [...]