New head of academic training and research at OSC and full professor of psychiatry at USI
Institutional Communication Service
18 July 2022
The State Council and Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) appointed Prof. Dr. med. Andrea Raballo, M.D. psychiatrist in charge of academic training and research at the Cantonal Sociopsychiatric Organisation (OSC) with clinical responsibilities, and full professor of psychiatry at USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. He is scheduled to take office in the fall of 2022.
Professor Raballo will assume the role of psychiatrist in charge of academic training and research, specialising in psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will head up specific clinical activities in inpatient, semi-inpatient or outpatient wards and research within the OSC. He will also hold the position of tenured professor (full professor) of psychiatry at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana, will be responsible for organising the theoretical and clinical teaching of psychiatry within the training programs in human medicine and the cantonal specialist training for the acquisition of the title of specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy.
Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Andrea Raballo
He graduated in medicine and surgery in 2000 from the University of Parma, where he subsequently obtained a specialisation in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. In 2011 he obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
He currently holds the position of associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Perugia (Italy), where he has designed and implemented a second-level outpatient infrastructure for the early identification of mental states at risk and timely differential diagnosis in adolescents and young adults (catchment area: Umbria Region, about 900,000 inhabitants), straddling Child Neuropsychiatry and Adult Psychiatry Services. Previously he was Associate Professor "Onsager" of Psychopathology and Development at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, a post-doctoral researcher at the Norwegian Center of Excellence for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT, University of Oslo) and Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher at the Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).