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Professor Colm Bergin is a Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. He is the Associate Director of the Wellcome Trust HRB Clinical Research Facility at St. James’s Hospital..
Prior appointments have included Clinical Director of the Surgical and Medical Subspecialties Directorate at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin (2006-2012), President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (IDSI) (2009-2012) National Programme Lead for OPAT, Health Services Executive, Ireland (2010-2012) and the Dean of Postgraduate Medical Training and Dun’s Tutor, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland (2011-2015).
Professor Bergin is the co-director of the Department of Genital Urinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases Clinical Studies Unit (GUIDE), the department has an active national and international research reputation. Professor Bergin has secured funding from national and international funds including FP-7 funding in 2012. He is the supervisor for a number of MD and PhD degrees covering research topics in medical education, cost effectiveness of medical care (HIV and HCV) molecular and clinical epidemiology, immunology of host response to infections (TB and HCV), neurocognitive disease in HIV infection and innovative interventions to affect social behaviours in disease modelling.