2 Jan 2021 - AEI-CARUM Assistant Registrar, Mr. Alexander Lourdes Samy, was awarded the prestigious Young Investigator Award during the recent 15th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, organised by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP). The biannual congress aims to create a platform for meeting among psychiatrists, psychologists, practitioners, scientists, and researchers to discuss, exchange ideas, and disseminate information on current findings in the field of biological psychiatry and related mental health issues. Mr. Alexander was among the top 20 young researchers from all over the world to be conferred this award. It was awarded for his research project and presentation on COVID-19 and mental health issues among Malaysians. Previously, Mr. Alexander was also awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) during its last conference in December 2020.