Al Powers, MD, PhD, a Clinical Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the PRIME Psychosis Research Clinic at Yale, is one of two recipients of the Future Leaders Award to attend the IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health Inc. conference in Boston.
Powers will receive free registration and a travel award to attend the conference, scheduled for October.
IEPA is a non-profit international network for people involved in the study and treatment of the early phases of mental health disorders encompassing a trans-diagnostic approach.
The Future Leaders Award is intended to encourage early career researchers and clinicians to continue their work in the field of early intervention. Eligible applicants must have completed their most recent degree, post-doctoral fellowship, residency training, or clinical fellowship within the past five years.
The award will be presented at the conference, which this year is titled “Prevention & Early Intervention: Broadening the Scope.” The event will feature plenary, symposium, oral, and poster sessions, and award presentations.
At Yale, Powers treats people who suffer from the symptoms of early psychosis. He also uses computational approaches to understand how sensory systems might go awry to produce hallucinations and other symptoms of psychosis.
The Yale Psychiatry Residency Program graduate has received numerous awards for his work, including the Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Seymour L. Lustman Award for Resident Research, and the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.