International Studies

Suicide is a world-wide problem and AFSP supports innovative studies around the globe. 

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

Placebo-Controlled Trial of Lithium + TAU for Acute Suicidal Ideation and/or Behavior in Patients with Major Depression

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden
Standard Research Grant (2012): $75,000

Christopher Buckingham, Ph.D.

Improving Clinical Evaluations of Suicide Risk and their Relationship to Care Planning

Aston University, UK
Standard Research Grant (2012): $72,818

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

A Functional Magnetic Imaging Study in First-Degree Relatives of Suicide Completers

Douglas Mental Health Institute, McGill University
Standard Research Grant (2011): $73,680

Gilles Maussion, Ph.D.

Functional Analyses of Differential DNA Methylation in Frontal Cortex of Suicide Completers

Douglas Mental Health Institute, McGill University
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2011): $88,000
Mentor: Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D., Douglas Hospital, McGill University

Danuta Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D.

Investigation of Inheritance Patterns of Polymorphisms in Genes Regulating the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA Axis), in Relation to Suicidal Behavior and its Endophenotypes

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Distinguished Investigator Grant (2010): $100,000

Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.

Differential microRNA (µRNA) Expression in the Prefrontal Cortex of Suicides

Douglas Hospital Research Institute, McGill University
Distinguished Investigator Grant (2009): $99,500

Jo Robinson, M.Sc.

A Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating the Impact of a Regular SMS on Suicide Risk among School Students

Orygen Youth Health Research Center
Standard Research Grant (2009): $74,700

Shay-Lee Bolton, M.Sc.

Evaluation of a Gatekeeper Training Program as Suicide Intervention Training for Medical Students

University of Manitoba
Young Investigator Grant (2009): $84,508
Mentor: Jitender Sareen, M.D., University of Manitoba

John Strauss, M.D., M.Sc.

BDNF Promoter Methylation and Suicidal Behavior in Bipolar Disorder

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
Young Investigator Grant (2009): $85,000
Mentor: Arturas Petronis, MD, PhD, University of Toronto

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

Suicide Rates and Misclassification of Suicides in Hui, Tibetan and Han in Qinghai Province of China

Xiangya Medical School
Standard Research Grant (2008): $74,700