International Studies

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

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

Differential microRNA (┬ÁRNA) 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

Roger Webb, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.

Suicide Risk and the Danish Criminal Justice System: A Nested Case-Control Study

University of Manchester
Young Investigator Grant (2008): $72,250
Mentor: Preben Mortensen, M.D., D.M.Sc., Aarhus University

Mingjun Jiang, Ph.D.

Development of a Brief Psychological Autopsy Instrument to Improve the Accuracy of Injury Death Reporting in China

Sichuan University, West China Medical School
Pilot Research Grant (2008): $19,950