Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Dr Ugo Offor

Academic Clinical Fellow

Background

Qualifications

2018   PGCert Clinical Research (ongoing), Newcastle University

2016   MSc Public Health and Health Services Research (Distinction), Newcastle University

2012   MBChB (Hons), University of Ghana

2008   BSc Med Sci (Hons), University of Ghana

Honours and Awards

2016     Prize for best Clinical Research poster, Great North Paediatric Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016     Prize for Highly Commended Masters Dissertation, Newcastle University

2015     Newcastle University Postgraduate Scholarship Award (NUIPS)

2011     Distinctions in ENT, Ophthalmology and Anaesthesia

2010     Distinction in Paediatrics & Child Health

2008     Distinctions in Haematology, Microbiology and Pharmacology

2007     Distinction in Anatomy

Memberships

International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)

European Haematology Association

Paediatrics In The North Global Health Society (PiNGHS) - Committee member

Child Health Information For All (CHIFA)

Research

Research Areas

I am interested in the genetic epidemiology of childhood cancers, specifically B cell lymphomas like Burkitt lymphoma, with the aim of translating such research into practical measures for improving childhood cancer treatment and outcomes. I have experience in cancer survival modelling and have previously worked as a sub-investigator on clinical trials with the paediatric haematology and oncology unit in Accra, Ghana. 

I am currently a paediatric trainee in the North East while also advancing my research skills through a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in paediatric oncology under the supervision of Dr Simon Bomken. As part of my research, I work with the Childhood Lymphoma Research Group within the NICR on genomic studies of the biology of endemic Burkitt lymphoma and risk modelling for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) in paediatric heart transplant patients.


Funding

Academic Clinical Fellowship post funded by the National Instititute for Health Research (NIHR)

Previous funding from North of England Children's Cancer Research Fund (for Masters dissertation project)

Publications