Thursday, October 9, 2008

Research chair named


From the today's edition of The Chronicle Herald:
A psychiatrist now working at Dalhousie University hopes his work will lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment for people living with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia.

Dr. Philip Tibbo [pictured], who previously worked at the University of Alberta, was named Tuesday to the Dr. Paul Janssen Chair in Psychotic Disorders.

The position is funded by a $1-million contribution from drug-maker Janssen-Ortho Inc. and $500,000 from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Speaking at Wednesday’s announcement of new transitional housing for people recovering from mental illness, Dr. Nick Delva of Dal’s department of psychiatry called Dr. Tibbo an experienced and capable researcher as well as an excellent doctor and teacher.

Photograph courtesy of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.

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