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This URMC researcher wants to prevent teen suicide. A prestigious grant will fund her work

A researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to try a pair of potential treatments for teenagers at risk of suicide.


Arielle Sheftall, an associate professor of psychiatry, is collaborating with two researchers at the University of Notre Dame. They received a five-year, $4 million grant from the NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward research program, which attempts to identify novel research directions with a possible broad impact.


The work holds added significance as teen suicide rates in the United States continue to rise: up 35% in the last 20 years, with further increases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.


READ MORE HERE: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2023/04/27/urmc-researcher-arielle-sheftall-gets-nih-grant-to-study-teen-suicide/70127634007/

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