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Saving Lives: Constructing a Nationwide Cohort With Multi-modal Data to Improve Precision in Prediction and Prevention of Suicide

2022 Focus Grant
Amount Awarded: $1,494,898
Focus Areas: Neurobiological Studies, Genetic Studies

Christian Ruck, M.D., Ph.D.

Christian Ruck, M.D., Ph.D.
Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Inside the Research

Suicide is difficult to predict and prevent. The goal of this research program is to utilize Sweden’s unique national databases to improve prediction of suicide by integrating the many environmental factors captured by national registers and genetic information using multi-modal modeling. We will create a large national suicide biobank and aim to create useful predictive models combining different types of data and using new analytic approaches to best make use of those data. The goal is to increase our understanding of suicidal behavior.