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Dr. Tolulope Theresa BellaThe World Psychiatric Association, as part of its Action Plan 2008-2011, has launched a programme of research fellowships for early-career psychiatrists from low- or lower-middle income countries, in collaboration with internationally recognized Centers of Excellence in Psychiatry.

Within this programme, the World Psychiatric Association is funding a research fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry & Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

The successful candidate will spend one year at the UPMC and conduct research in the field of mood disorders.

Ninety-four applications were received by the deadline of June 30, 2009. The selection was made by Profs. David Kupfer, Ellen Frank and Mario Maj.

The selected fellow is Dr. Tolulope Theresa Bella, from Nigeria. Her fellowship has started on January 1, 2010.

She has received a subsidy of 30,000 Euros plus coverage of travel expenses (economy class). She has committed herself to report to the World Psychiatric Association about the results of her activity, and to apply in her country of origin what she has learned.

>> Please click here to read the Report on activities of WPA Mood Disorder Fellowship University of Pittsburgh January - June 2010 by Tolulope Bella, MD.

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