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Suicide Prevention Research Methods for Early Career Researchers Training Series

In October 2020, the International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR) and AFSP hosted a series of virtual trainings that introduced some of the essential issues specific to suicide prevention research, for early-career researchers or those in the scientific community from other research disciplines. The series included three 2.5-hour sessions conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar and provided knowledge and tools for early career researchers who want to engage in high-level suicide research.

The series is now posted below. The target audience is early career researchers (MDs & PhDs) with prior basic knowledge in statistics and experience in conducting a study and have at least one original paper published in any field. Early career researchers who are IASR members or AFSP grant awardees are strongly encouraged to view the series.

Specific topics for each session are listed below along with the videos, slides, and Q&A sessions. If you view all three sessions AND submit a program evaluation form (see link in slides and in videos), you will receive a Certificate of Completion from IASR/AFSP acknowledging your participation.

Please note: Session 1 is very basic. If you have research experience related to suicide, you may want to skip that one.

Session 1, originally presented October 15, 2020

Agenda

  • IASR and Introduction to suicidology
    • Gil Zalsman, MD, IASR/Tel Aviv University
  • AFSP and Introduction to suicide research methods
    • Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, AFSP
  • Suicide research basics: Recruitment, sample selection, bias, confounding, & outcomes
    • Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, AFSP
    • Diana Clarke, PhD, American Psychiatric Association
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Session 2, originally presented October 22, 2020

Agenda

  • Defining core concepts and measurements in suicidology
    • Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, AFSP
    • Lars Mehlum, MD, PhD, University of Oslo
  • Clinical trial methods: Specific considerations for suicide research
    • Barbara Stanley, PhD, Columbia University
    • Gregory Brown, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Biomarkers in suicidology
    • John Mann, MD, Columbia University
    • Gil Zalsman, MD, IASR/Tel Aviv University
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Session 3, originally presented October 29, 2020

Agenda

  • Ethical issues and safety protocols in suicide research
    • Diana Clarke, PhD, American Psychiatric Association
    • Jane Pearson, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Data analytic approaches in suicide research
    • Hanga Galfalvy, PhD, Columbia University
    • Adrienne Grzenda, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
  • Closing remarks
    • Gil Zalsman, MD, IASR/Tel Aviv University
    • Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, AFSP
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PowerPoint Presentations

Intended for young investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and investigators in suicide research, these presentations provide methodological considerations and grant application best practices for those who apply for and receive grants in suicide research from AFSP and the larger research community. 

Establishing PsychometricsPower AnalysisResearch Methods for Suicide StudiesResearch Plan Development

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