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Event Date: 2016-07-08       Event Time: 8:30 am - 10 am

Event Title: Dr. Solomon Teferra: "Psychiatric Clinical Trials in Ethiopia: Challenges & Opportunities"

Location: Freedom Trail Clinic Large Conference Room, 25 Staniford St, 2nd Floor

Description: Dr. Solomon Teferra is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He is also a member of the committee that leads the PhD Program in Mental Health Epidemiology at AAU.

Dr. Teferra’s research interest is mainly on epidemiology of severe mental disorders, particularly course and outcome of schizophrenia, clinical trials for treatment resistant schizophrenia; epidemiology and clinical aspects of substance abuse, indigenous psychostimulants such as khat, substance abuse and severe mental disorders; and culture and mental health. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a clinical trial of folate plus B12 in patients with schizophrenia in Addis Ababa, which is part of a collaboration between Addis Ababa University and the Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Solomon's talk will focus on the folate trial in Addis Ababa and challenges and opportunities in psychiatric clinical trials in Ethiopia.