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Three Yale affiliates win travel fellowship awards to attend conference

October 23, 2015
by Christopher Gardner

The Society of Biological Psychiatry has awarded travel fellowship awards to three affiliates of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale.

Gustavo Angarita-Africano, MD; Renato Polimanti, PhD; and Albert Powers, MD, PhD, will each receive awards of $2,000 to defray some of their costs to attend the society's annual meeting May 12-14, 2016, in Atlanta.

The society received over 132 applications for the competitive travel award, which is funded by the society and Elsevier.

In addition to the travel grants, the society will waive registration fees for Angarita-Africano, Polimanti and Powers for the 2017 and 2018 annual meetings.

According to its Statement of Purpose, the Society of Biological Psychiatry was founded in 1945 to "encourage the study of the biological causes of and treatments for psychiatric disorders. Its continuing purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research and education in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms, and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, or behavior."

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on October 23, 2015