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Funding for new suicide studies


VA is looking to fund a variety of new studies on suicide prevention. <em>(Photo: ©iStock/the-lightwriter)</em>
VA is looking to fund a variety of new studies on suicide prevention. (Photo: ©iStock/the-lightwriter)

VA is looking to fund a variety of new studies on suicide prevention. (Photo: ©iStock/the-lightwriter)

VA's Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development (BLR&D), Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D), and Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) services have issued Requests for Applications (RFAs) from VA researchers for projects focused on the prevention of suicide and the treatment of suicidality in Veterans.

BLR&D asked for proposals from VA researchers for work on animal models of suicidality, biomarkers, genetic risk factors, and other aspects of the neurobiological underpinnings of suicidality.

CSR&D seeks to fund work on the development, validation, and testing of preventive measures ranging from medications and devices to psychotherapies, among other areas.

HSR&D aims to fund studies that "improve identification and engagement of Veterans at risk or examine and improve the delivery of suicide prevention interventions and strategies, while drawing from the perspectives of patients, caregivers, providers, and managers as well as from [relevant] datasets."

More information is available on the VA intranet for VA-affiliated investigators.


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