CoMH Research and Innovation Committee

Committee Members 

Name and Email

Roles and Representations

Prof. Gerard O'Keeffe 


Dr. Fergus McCarthy

Vice Chair

Prof. Finbarr Allen

School of Dentistry

Prof. Geraldine Boylan

Futures Children & School of Medicine

Prof. Roisin Connolly

COMH - Cancer Research @UCC

Dr. Nicola Cornally

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Dr. Darren Dahly

School of Public Health

Dr. Sally Cudmore

Director of UCC Innovation

Dr. Brendan Curran

COMH - APC representative

Prof. Gene Dempsey

COMH - INFANT representative

Dr. John MacSharry

COMH Research Conference Development

Dr. Joe McVeigh

School of Clinical Therapies

Dr. Tanya Mulcahy

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI)

Prof. Yvonne Nolan 

Vice-Head for Graduate Studies, COMH 

Dr. David O’Connell 

Director of Research Support Services 

Prof. Caitriona O’Driscoll

Futures Medicines

Dr. Kathleen O’Sullivan 


Prof. Ivan Perry

Clinical Research Facility

Dr. Katie Ryan 

School of Pharmacy

Prof. Aideen Sullivan 

Futures Ageing & Brain Sciences 


Food, Microbiome & Health


COMH Research Manager/Administrator

Terms of Reference 

UCC College of Medicine and Health Research and Innovation Committee Terms of Reference are availabe to read.

Please click on CoMH Research & Innovation Committee - Terms of Reference

Committee Meeting Dates 2023

Friday 26thMay         WGB2.26 12:00-13:30 In person (+ Teams)

Friday 30th June         WGB2.26 12:30-14:00 In person (+ Teams) *note time change

Friday 28th July        WGB2.26 12:00-13:30 In person (+ Teams)

Friday 01st Sept          Venue tbc 12:00-13:30 In person (+ Teams)

Friday 06th Oct            Venue tbc12:00-13:30 In person (+ Teams)

Friday 03rd Nov           Venue tbc12:00-13:30 In person (+ Teams)

Friday 08th Dec           Venue tbc12:00-13:30 In person (+ Teams)

Please note, these dates are subject to change.

Please submit documents to the Research Committee (to Sally Bourke ) for review 10 working days in advance of a meeting. Documents submitted for review after this timeline may be deferred until the next available meeting. 




Announcing our CoMH Futures Research Conference 2023

A new era of Academic Health Sciences System Partnership for Global Health and Disease

Thursday 21st September 2023, Devere Hall, UCC

Following our successful CoMH Research Conference "from Molecules to People" in 2022, the College of Medicine and Health is delighted to announce the CoMH Futures Research Conference which will take place on Thursday 21st September 2023 in Devere Hall, UCC.


The theme of the conference this year is ‘Futures’ to reflect the recent launch of UCC Futures, which is an ambitious new programme of research prioritisation that is a core part of UCC’s new strategic plan.

The CoMH Futures Research Conference will showcase the diverse range of fundamental, translational and clinical research in CoMH that is central to UCC Futures and to the Academic Health Sciences System Partnership in the South/South West region.

We look forward to welcoming researchers from all career stages to showcase and present their work, make new connections and explore new opportunities for collaboration.

To find out more about this exciting event, visit 

Important dates 

Opening of abstract submissions: Open

Closing of abstract submissions: Midnight Friday 21st July

Announcement of selected oral and poster presentations: 4th August

Free Online registration opens: To be confirmed


2022 CoMH Research Conference "from Molecules to People" 

The inaugural CoMH Research Conference, "from Molecules to People", took take place on 22nd September 2022 in the Devere Hall, UCC. This highly successful Conference showcased the diverse range of basic, translational and people centric research across the College of Medicine and Health.






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