• DKANE 01022017 REPRO FREE Dr Deirdre Murray, Senior Lecturer Paediatrics & Child Health UCC from INFANT pictured in UCC as the fifth anniversary of the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study- which was the first birth cohort study undertaken in Ireland- is celebrated. The evening saw Principal Investigators, Dr Deirdre Murray, Prof Louise Kenny, Prof Mairead Kiely, Prof Jonathan Hourihane and Prof Alan Irvine outline  “What has BASELINE Taught Us?” across their respective research areas of growth, development, nutrition and allergy in Irish children. BASELINE has found  important discoveries regarding children’s health and collected information which researchers expect will answer many more questions in the years to come. For press information, contact Gregory Higgins M: 086 158 6235 E: Gregory.Higgins@Ucc.ie Picture: Darragh Kane

    Deirdre Murray, Ireland

  • Dr Deirdre Murray is a Consultant Paediatrician, and a Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork. She graduated from UCC in 1995 and completed her general paediatric training in Dublin, Ireland before subspecialising in paediatric intensive care in the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital. She completed a fellowship in PICU in the The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia before returning to Cork to complete her PhD thesis in prediction of outcome in neonatal encephalopathy using early continuous EEG. She took up her post as Senior Lecturer in UCC in 2008 and since then has built a research group focused on improving outcome from early brain injury, through better methods of prediction, detection and outcome assessment.

    She is a Principal Investigator and lead for early life biomarkers and infant development in the Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (www.INFANTcentre.ie ). Over the last 7 years Dr Murray and her team have established a detailed database and biobank of infants following perinatal asphyxia and HIE and are working hard to discovery novel biomarkers which may allow clinicians to provide targeted neuroprotection in the future and improved methods of early cognitive assessment (www.medscinet.net/bihive ).

    She is the PI of the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study, www.baselinestudy.net which is a multi-disciplinary maternal-child cohort study examining the origins of early childhood disease.


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