Janssen Newman Fellow in IBD and COVID-19
Dr. Neil O’Moráin completed a B.A. in European Studies in TCD in 2006 and an M.Sc. in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics in 2007 before commencing Graduate Entry Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Irelandin 2008. He graduated with an M.B. B.Sc and B.A.O. in 2012 and completed his internship at Beaumont Hospital, followed by Basic Specialty Training in Internal Medicine on the Trinity Training Scheme. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 2015. He is currently in his final year of Higher Specialist Training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, having worked in Tallaght University, Galway University, Naas General, St. James’ and St. Vincent’s University Hospitals.
Neil will use his Newman Fellowship to explore the role of intestinal inflammation on disease severity and outcome in COVID-19 infection, as well as investigate novel biomarkers and non-invasive surveillance methods, including FIT testing and colon capsule, for colorectal cancer screening. Neil is supervised by Professor Glen Doherty, UCD School of Medicine and St. Vincent’s University Hospital. His Newman Fellowship is supported by the Centre for Colorectal Disease at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Janssen Pharmaceuticals