Recent News & Events

Prize Giving Ceremony - 22 November 2019

The annual School of Medicine Prize-Giving Ceremony took place on Friday 22 November, 2019 in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.  The Dean of the School, Professor Paula O’Leary welcomed the large number of prize-winners, their families and friends to the Ceremony.  The Department of Paediatrics RGG Barry Prize for the medical student who who has obtained the highest marks in Paediatrics at the Final Medical Examination and the Aodán Ó Donnchadha Prize for best Paediatric Project were awarded on the day.


2019 RGG Barry Prize2019 Aodán Ó Donnchadha Prize 
Prof Deirdre Murray & Dr John Kehoe (Prize Winner)

Dr Ganakirthana Kalpenya Devi (Joint Prize Winner), 

Prof Deirdre Murray & Dr Christina Moore (Joint Prize Winner)

Congratulations of Professor Jonathan Hourihane in his New Post


In October 2019 Prof Jonathan Hourihane moved to his new post as Chair of Paediatrics, RCSI. 

Prof Hourihane became the third Professor and Chair of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2005. Under the leadership of Prof Hourihane, the Department was developed and expanded exponentially with the increase of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students by fostering and supporting excellence in teaching and developing a leading centre for paediatric research in Ireland.  Prof Hourihane made sure that the students received the best teaching facilities possible and the new unit was opened in March 2017.  The dedicated UCC Paediatric Academic Unit at Cork University Hospital is the first of its kind in Ireland and is the home of teaching and training for both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate paediatric and health discipline trainees.  It is the only such fully integrated facility in the School of Medicine, where tomorrow’s doctors can see research-led healthcare both being both developed and delivered.  The Department of Paediatrics & Child Health wish Prof Hourihane all the best in his new post.

Congratulations of our new Emeritus Professor


In June 2019 Prof Tony Ryan became the fourth Department of Paediatrics & Child Health Emeritus Professor,  Professor Ryan became an Associate Professor in our Department in 2004.  He led the newborn side of the planning, design, development and delivery of neonatology teaching until his retirement in 2018. Prof Ryan’s deep commitment to medical education included the introduction of the neonatal resuscitation programme, PALS and Stable programme, which trained staff from all over Ireland.

Department of Paediatrics & Child Health

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Floor 2, Paediatric Unit, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork,