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The American Psychiatric Association appoints Nigerian Doctor to Committee on Climate Change and Mental Health

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has appointed Ferdnand Osuagwu, M.D. to serve on the Committee on Climate Change and Mental Health. Dr. Osuagwu, a General Psychiatrist and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based in Michigan, is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry. Dr Osuagwu is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Central Michigan University and Michigan State University

Dr Osuagwu, an old student of Loyola College Ibadan, completed his medical degree at the prestigious College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. His stellar performance led to a faculty position at the same college where he taught before being offered a research position at the University of Los Angeles California Medical Center. He then proceeded to the Central Michigan University where he trained as a General Psychiatrist before completing his training fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Osuagwu continues to be a shining light for Africa and has won numerous awards in his career. He was a recipient of the McArthur Foundation Award in 2003. He was awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship in 2005. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Jo’Ann D’Amato Award for excellence by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network. In 2017, Dr. Osuagwu was a recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Diversity Leadership Award besides a Central Michigan University Research Award.

Before this appointment, Dr Osuagwu served on the APA’s Council for Children, Adolescents and their Families, the highest decision-making body on Child Psychiatry issues in the United States of America, from 2016-2018.

Dr Osuagwu is well published, and some of his publications are cited in PubMed.

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