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Dr. Chidi John Okafor




Senior Lecturer


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About Dr. Chidi John Okafor

Dr. Chidi Okafor is the acting Head of Department. He joined the university on the 11th of 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 scholarships including travel grant prize from The West African Bioethics Training Program to attend an 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.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
MBBChUniversity of Calabar, Calabar 19901998
FMCPsych National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria20012009

S/N Publication
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Advancing Ethical Research Conference (Consent: Processes, Criteria and Considerations for Obtaining Informed Consent), Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMAR), Boston MA, USA 2013-04-012013-04-02
Annual General Meeting and consultant retreat of the Nigerian Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) in Abuja2013-07-212013-07-23
Training of Trainers Workshop national postgraduate medical college of Nigeria in lagos2015-06-012015-06-03
10th Annual Scientific Conference & All Fellows Congress of the national postgraduate medical college of Nigeria in Abuja 2015-09-032015-09-07