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Dr. Chidi Okafor

Lecturer I

Dr Chidi Okafor is the acting Head of Department. He joined the university on the 11th January 2013. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant psychiatrist with the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Calabar. He is a fellow of the National Postgraduate College of Nigeria. Dr Okafor has won some travel grants and scholarship including: travel grant prize from The West African Bioethics Training Program to attend international conference on ethics and genomic research; scholarship from the Office of Human Research Administration, Harvard School of Public Health, MA – USA to attend a workshop on Ethical Issues in Global Health Research and scholarship from Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) to attend Advancing Ethical Research Conference held at Hynes Convention Center Boston, MA – USA on November 2013. His research projects are on culture bound somatic symptoms and addiction psychiatry.  He is a member of several professional bodies including: Nigerian Medical Association, medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Somatization Symptoms in a Primary Care Clinic at a Tertiary Hospital in Southern Nigeria CJ Okafor, B Edet, U Asibong, Journal of Biosciences and Medicines 3, 67-73

Problematic hypersexuality: Findings among undergraduates in a Nigerian university H Abdullahi, CJ Okafor, E Essien, O Udofia GLOBAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH 6 (3), 1-8    2017

Preliminary Study of Somatic Complaints as Psychiatric Symptoms Based on Cluster Analysis of Symptoms in Modified Enugu Somatization Scale CJ Okafor, O Udofia, EE Ekpe British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 20 (11), 1-14        2017

Pattern and predictors of Brain Fag syndrome among senior secondary school students in Calabar, Nigeria. EA Essien, CJ Okafor, J Okegbe, O Udofia Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 24 (3), 137 2017

Psychiatric diagnoses of patients presenting with functional somatic symptoms in a primary care clinic at a university teaching hospital in Nigeria CJ Okafor, O Udofia, EE Ekpe Open Journal of Depression 4 (03), 31    1 2015

Patterns of Psychoactive Substance Use among Long Distance Commercial Drivers in Calabar, NigeriaCJ Okafor, O Udofia, T Onyuku International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal 8 (3), 1-912016

Recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms and knowledge about some other aspects of ASD among final year medical students in Nigeria, Sub-Sah...MO Bakare, MF Tunde-Ayinmode, AO Adewuya, MA Bello-Mojeed, S Sale, BMC research notes 8 (1), 4546 2015

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