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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Using 'Big Data' and Precision Medicine to Assess and Manage Suicide Risk in U.S. Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Jean C. Beckham

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $41,250
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Reducing suicide and suicidal behavior (i.e., self-directed violence) is a top priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Recent statistics indicate that, on average, 20 Veterans die by suicide in the U.S. each day. Family, adoption, and twin studies indicate that genetic factors account for 30-50% of the heritability in suicidal behavior. Numerous candidate gene and genome wide association studies (GWAS) have been conducted to identify variants associated with suicidal behavior; however,...

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