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Grief Process and Neural Circuitry in Families After a Suicide

Noam Schneck, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

N

Using Text Messages to Predict Depression and Suicidal Behavior Amo...

Megan Lytle, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

Exploring Shame as a Mechanism for Co-Occurring Substance Use and S...

Amy Cameron, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

Metabolomics of Early Suicide Attempt

Lisa Pan, M.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

“Unexpected” Suicide Attempts: Treatment Utilizers Deny...

Ursula Whiteside, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

Oxidative DNA Damage in Brainstem Oligodendrocytes in Depressed Sui...

Gregory Ordway, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

G

Organophosphate Insecticide Exposure as a Risk Factor for Attemptin...

Leslie London, M.B., Ch.B., M.D., DOH, M.Med (PH), B.Sc. Hons (Epi)

Standard Research Grant

P

Neural Circuitry Predictors of Suicide Risk in Adolescents and Youn...

Hilary Blumberg, M.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

Therapeutic Evaluative Conditioning for the Prevention of Suicidal ...

Joseph Franklin, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

P

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Suicidal Ideation and Beha...

Tiffany Ho, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

N

Epigenetic Regulation of the Amygdala by Child Abuse and Suicide

Pierre-Eric Lutz, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

G

Elucidating Inflammatory Markers of Suicidal Behavior in Depression...

William Coryell, M.D.

Linked Standard Research Grant

G

Suicidal and Self-Injurious Adolescents With Emotional Dysregulation

Joan Asarnow, Ph.D.

Linked Standard Research Grant

P

Neurocognitive Markers of Vulnerability to Suicidal Behavior Across...

Jeffrey Bridge, Ph.D.

Linked Standard Research Grant

N

Suicide Risk Genes in Schizophrenia Using GWAS and Clozapine Effect...

Herbert Meltzer, M.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

G

Autopsy Studies of Potential Targets of In Vivo Imaging for Suicide...

Andrew Dwork, M.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

N

Aeroallergens, Air Pollution Exposures and Suicide Rates in Hungary...

Thomas Cook, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

NP

Emotion Dysregulation as a Potential Mechanism of the Relation betw...

Shari Jager-Hyman, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

PT

Understanding the Relationship Between Pregnancy Outcomes and Subse...

Julia Steinberg, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

PC

Stress and Suicide: Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency on Infl...

Elizabeth Sublette, M.D., Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

Being Left Behind and Suicide among Rural Chinese Elderly: A Psycho...

Liang Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

Parental Validation and Aversive Self-Awareness as the Mechanisms o...

Molly Adrian, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

Development of a Positive Psychology Intervention to Reduce Suicide...

Jeff Huffman, M.D.

Standard Research Grant

PT

Consequences of Naturalistic Serotonin Deficiency for Suicide-Relat...

Jacob Jacobsen, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

Mentalization-Based Therapy to Prevent Suicidal Behavior in Adolesc...

David Miklowitz, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

PT

The Use of Capture-Recapture Methods and Verbal Autopsy in Identify...

Maria Theresa Redaniel, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

PC

Validation of the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) in the Inpa...

Martine Solages, M.D.

Pilot Research Grant

P

Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Suicide

Maura Boldrini, M.D., Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

Suicide Risk in Rural Adults: A Comprehensive Model of Risk

Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

Investigating Genetic and Epigenetic Changes in the HPA Axis in Sui...

Marie Breen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

NG

An Epigenetic Approach to Rapidly Treat Depression with Comorbid An...

Carla Nasca, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

N

Distal Gut Microbiome, CNS Serotonin, and Suicidality Risk

Chadi Calarge, M.D.

Pilot Research Grant

N

Life is Precious: Academic-Community Partnership to Reduce Suicidal...

Jennifer Humensky, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

PTC

The Consequences of Bereavement by Suicide

Annette Erlangsen, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

L

Inflammation and Suicidal Behavior: Neurotropic Pathogens, CSF Cyto...

Teodor Postolache, M.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

NG

Suicide Risk Prevention among Patients with Anxiety Psychopathology

Norman B. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

PT

Treating Complicated Grief in Suicide Survivors

Sidney Zisook, M.D.

Linked Standard Research Grant

T

Ketamine for Rapid Reduction of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Risk ...

James Murrough, M.D.

Young Investigator Grant

T

Medical Students’ Suicide Risk Assessment Proficiency after I...

Adriana Foster, M.D.

Pilot Research Grant

C

Lethal Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention: Beliefs and Behavi...

Marian Betz, M.D., M.P.H.

Young Investigator Grant

C

Self Harm & Suicide Attempt Risk: Evaluation of an Interventio...

Jennifer L. Hughes, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

T

Identifying Risk Factors and Intervention Methods to Prevent Suicid...

Sally M. Weinstein, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

T

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy + Safety Planning for Suicidal ...

Megan Chesin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

T

Feasibility of an Online Intervention for Population-Based Suicide

Ursula Whiteside, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

T

Suicide Onset Following Antidepressant Initiation

Robert Penfold, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

T

Feasibility and Efficacy of a DBT Skills “App” for Suic...

Shireen Rizvi, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

T

Brief Sleep Intervention for Suicide in Bipolar Disorder

Louisa Sylvia, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

T

The Electronic Intervention for Suicidality (EIS): A Novel Adjuncti...

Michael Armey, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

T

Familial Risk for Suicide and Self-Injury: Testing Theories in Mult...

Sheila Crowell, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

GL

A Functional Magnetic Imaging Study in First-Degree Relatives of Su...

Fabrice Jollant, M.D., Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

GL

Copy Number Variation in Suicide

Carl Ernst, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

G

Functional Analyses of Differential DNA Methylation in Frontal Cort...

Gilles Maussion, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

G

Optical Brain Imaging Predictors of Treatment Response to Dialectic...

Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

N

The Neural Circuitry of Suicidality in Adolescent Depression

Hilary Blumberg, M.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

Objective Sleep and Suicide in General Population Sample of Youth

Ravi Singareddy, M.D.

Young Investigator Grant

N

White Matter Integrity and Suicide Attempt History

Doreen Olvet, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

N

The Acquired Capability for Suicide: A Mechanism Underlying the Gen...

Phillip Smith, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

Life Stress and Affect Regulation in Multiple and First Time Adoles...

Richard Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

P

Surviving Prostate Cancer but Succumbing to Suicide: Do Poor Health...

Christopher Recklitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Pilot Research Grant

P

Meta-Analysis of Case-Control Psychological Autopsy Studies of Suic...

Kenneth Conner, Psy.D., M.P.H.

Standard Research Grant

P

Smoking and Suicide: Changes in State Tobacco Policies as Natural E...

Richard Grucza, Ph.D., M.P.E.

Standard Research Grant

P

Fatal Decisions: Behavioral Economic Study of Decision Pathways to ...

Katalin Szanto, M.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

A Test of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide in Pris...

Jon Mandracchia, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

Multilingual Assessment of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior on the In...

Yan Leykin, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide among Massachusetts Veter...

Jaimie L. Gradus, D.Sc., M.P.H.

Young Investigator Grant

P

A Pilot Study of Suicide Assessment in Rural Adults

Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

P

Person-Specific Modeling of Suicidal Ideation in Sexual Minority Yo...

Katerina O. Sinclair, Ph.D., M.A.S.

Pilot Research Grant

P

Improving Clinical Evaluations of Suicide Risk and their Relationsh...

Christopher Buckingham, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

Randomized, Double-Blind Ketamine Augmentation in Chronically Suici...

Cristina Cusin, M.D.

Standard Research Grant

T

Modeling 5-HT1A Receptor Transduction Pathways in Suicide

Thomas Franke, M.D., Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

Suicidal Ideation in Older Prisoners: The Role of Functional Disabi...

Lisa Barry, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Standard Research Grant

P

Placebo-Controlled Trial of Lithium + TAU for Acute Suicidal Ideati...

Michael Bauer, M.D., Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

T

Preventing Pesticide Suicides by Restricting Access through Vendors

Michael Eddleston, B.M., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

C

Cognitive/Affective Mechanisms of Risk among Suicidal Adults with a...

David Goldston, Ph.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

NP

Grieving Suicide: Clinical Aspects and Neural Circuitry

J. John Mann, M.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

NP

Reconceptualizing Suicide as Impaired Temporal Discounting: An fMRI...

Andrew Nierenberg, M.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

NP

Development of a Novel Method for the Short-Term Prediction of Suic...

Matthew Nock, Ph.D.

Focus Grant

P

Post Traumatic Growth among Suicide Survivors: Longitudinal Effects...

Yossi Levi-Belz, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

L

Intra-individual Assessment of Suicidal Ideation in Complicated Gri...

Donald Robinaugh, M.A.

Pilot Research Grant

PT

Impact of Cognitive Vulnerabilities to Anxiety and Fear of Intense ...

John Riskind, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

P

The Neurocircuitry of Suicidal Thinking in Bipolar Disorder: A Pilo...

Gin Malhi, M.B., Ch.B., B.Sc. (Hons), FRCPsych, FRANZCP, M.D.

Pilot Research Grant

N

Oncologists and Social Workers Identification, Responses, and Copin...

Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

PC

Neurocognitive Substrates of Impaired Social Decision-Making in Old...

Polina Vanyukov, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

N

Proximal Risk Factors for Suicide and Self-Harm in Young Women

Lori Scott, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

The Association of Social Capital and Self-Harm in Rural Sri Lanka

Melissa Pearson, B.S.W., Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

Creation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) From Post...

Megan Fitzgerald, B.A., Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

N

Transitions from Suicidal Thoughts/Non-Suicidal Self-Harm to Suicid...

Becky Mars, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

P

Safety Planning with Motivational Interviewing for Healthy Coping (...

Ewa Czyz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

PT

Adolescents Coping with Co-occurring Early Psychosis and Suicidalit...

Shirley Yen, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

T

Strengths and Supports in the Lives of LGBT Youth: An Examination o...

Russell Toomey, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

The Role of the Reward System in Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Ramiro Salas, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

N

Ketamine as Brief Adjuvant Treatment of Acute Suicidal Ideation in ...

Cheryl McCullumsmith, M.D., Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

T

Suicide Prevention in Hospitalized Older Adults with MDD and Cognit...

Dimitris Kiosses, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

PT

Cognition in Young Adults with a History of a Suicide Attempt using...

Jon Grant, JD, M.D., M.P.H.

Standard Research Grant

N

Plasma microRNAs as Biomarker for Suicidality and Treatment Outcome

Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

GT

A Genetically Informed Study of the Intergenerational Transmission ...

Brian D'Onofrio, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

GPL

Modular Assessment of Risk for Imminent Suicide: A Novel Tool for S...

Igor Galynker, M.D.

Focus Grant

PT

Reducing Short Term Suicide Risk after Hospitalization

Kate Comtois, Ph.D.

Focus Grant

PT

Brief Alcohol Intervention for Adolescents Who Have Attempted Suicide

Kimberly O’Brien, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

PT

Suicide and the Media: An Analysis of Media Reporting on Suicide &#...

Mark Sinyor, M.D.

Young Investigator Grant

PC

Cognitive Control Network in Elderly Depressed Patients At-Risk for...

Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, M.D., Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

N

Pilot Study of a Brief Intervention for Medically Hospitalized Suic...

Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

PT

Investigating HTR1A Transcription as a Mechanism Underlying Suicide...

Zoe Donaldson, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

NGP

Direct Electrical Stimulation of the Amygdala: Impact on Suicidal I...

Kelly Bijanki, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

NT

Attentional Fixation as a Moderator of the Relation between Suicida...

Abby Adler, Ph.D.

Young Investigator Grant

P

The contribution of job stress to suicide: a case control and life ...

Allison Milner, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

Preventing Suicide Among High Risk Collegians via Accurate Identifi...

Jeffery Hayes, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

The Changing Epidemiology of Suicide: Age, Period and Cohort Factors

Julie Phillips, Ph.D.

Standard Research Grant

P

Assessing Motivations for Attempted Suicide

E. David Klonsky, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

P

Examining the Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Catherine Glenn, Ph.D.

Pilot Research Grant

NP

Epidemiology of Suicidal Trajectories in Youth Transitioning to Adu...

Martie Thompson, Ph.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

P

Reducing Suicidal Ideation Through Treatment of Nightmares-PTSD (RE...

William McCall, M.D.

Distinguished Investigator Grant

T
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