First Greek Australian Travelling Fellowship awarded to Dr Stefanos Dimitrakopoulos

The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC/the Centre) part of the MMS Department of Psychiatry has established a  Greek-Australian travelling fellowship in Neuropsychiatry to support the participation of promising young clinical researchers from Greece in the important clinical research being undertaken at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Sunshine Hospital.

The Centre is delighted to welcome its first fellow Dr Stefanos Dimitrakopoulos in Melbourne in August.  Stefanos, a psychiatrist and a military doctor is a psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatric Clinic of 414 Military Hospital of Athens and a Scientific Associate of the 1st Department of Psychiatry of Athens. His field of interest is early detection and prevention of psychosis and he is a PhD candidate examining the detection of premorbid risk factors in the onset of cognitive deficits in patients with First Episode Psychosis. At the MNC Stefanos will be examining whether the function of the ubiquitin proteasome system in blood is associated with the brain structure in schizophrenia. Stefanos is looking forward during his 6 months in Melbourne to participating in the important clinical research taking place at the MNC, and sharing his experience and knowledge gained in Australia with fellow Greek psychiatrists when he returns to Greece and in this way helping to provide a bridge that links major psychiatry research centres in Greece and Melbourne.

The Melbourne Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and MNC would like to thank Servier for funding the inaugural fellowship and thank all donors contributing to the fellowship for 2017. Further information about the Fellowship is available at: