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Dr.Rajiv Tandon: International Liaison Coordinator

Rajiv Tandon, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida and the Chief of Psychiatry at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Healthcare System. Dr. Tandon went to medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and completed his psychiatric training at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. Since beginning his academic career in the USA in 1984, he has maintained close ties with the academic psychiatric community in India and developed close relationships and collaborations with the international psychiatric fraternity. He has been a member of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Pharmacopsychiatry since 2006 and is a senior mentor in the Fogarty Fellowship Grant to develop mental health research expertise in India (Sanjeev Jain and Linda Cottler, PIs). He has received several international awards for research and teaching in schizophrenia, including the 1997 CINP FuturPsych award for outstanding achievement in schizophrenia research and the 2010 Senior Investigator award from the International Society of Schizophrenia Research (SIRS) for authoring the most highly cited article on schizophrenia published between 2008 and 2010. Dr. Tandon has authored more than 250 scientific publications (with over 7,500 scientific literature citations), and given over 750 national and international scientific presentations. He has lectured in over 150 psychiatric conferences and conducted over 100 educational and training workshops in international settings- including India and over 40 other countries.

Congratulations to Dr.  Velandy Manohar for winning the 2012 Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership (CMHP), Nancy Berger Award!


Dr. Manohar has worked on many projects tirelessly on the solutions to systemic barriers that create health inequity in terms of disparities in access and outcomes. All of these projects show his dedication and commitment to stay actively involved in his personal mission of seeking social justice while helping The Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership fulfill its goals both at the community and the partnership level.


Dr.  Chand Nair is the recipient of the NAMI 2012 Psychiatrist of the Year Award: Kudos to him!!


Dr. Chand Nair is the Medical Director of Brooke Glen Behavioral Health Hospital since 2005. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry as well as by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is a magna cum laude graduate MD, DPM from the University of Bombay, India and completed his US residency training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and won several awards for clinical and academic excellence. He has been practicing Psychiatry since finishing his MD from the prestigious KEM Hospital 1986 and while he is currently a full time clinician, he has been a researcher in Psychopharmacology with 11 peer reviewed full length articles to his credit as well 7 peer reviewed published abstracts. Dr. Nair is Assistant Professor (Voluntary Staff) at Drexel University School of Medicine and teaches in the IFM-1 course for the medical students along with teaching psychopharmacology to CRNP students, Physician Assistant students and Family Practice and Podiatry residents.

Dr.Ashok Van accomplishes another mile stone - South Pole Adventure

Dr. Rudra Prakash has been honored by the Tennessee Governor with the title of Colonel Aide de Camp for his professional work with the veterans.

Dr. Jaganathan Srinivasaraghavan (Ashok Van) was presented the 2011 Red AAPL (American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law)  Outstanding Service Award for his years of devoted service to the AAPL and for establishment of international liaisons. See picture below.

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