This month the Department of Epidemiology welcomed three new fellows who arrived from India the last week of October for six months of training at UF. They join two current fellows, bringing the total participating in the Fogarty International Center funded Indo-US Training Program on Non-Communicable Diseases to 18.
Two of the trainees, Dr. Prabhleen Singh Jaggi and Ms. Yazum Bhutia are from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, in the Northeast region of India and Dr. KannappaSetty VenkateshaSetty is from NIMHANS, Bangalore. Dr. Jaggi is a psychiatrist interested in post-natal depression, and his mentors will be Dr. Deepthi Varma and Dr. Jacqueline Hobbs. Ms. Bhutia is a Tutor of Biochemistry with specific interest in addictions, who will be working with Dr. Linda Cottler. Dr. VenkateshaSetty has a background in Psychiatric Social Work with research interest in families of persons with alcohol dependence syndrome, mentored by Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti.