China-Rochester Suicide Research Training Program (CRSRT)

Summary

Principal Investigator: Eric D Caine
Abstract: This D43 NCD-LIFESPAN application is entitled the China-Rochester Suicide Research Training Program (CRSRT). It is built upon the International Clinical, Operational and Health Services Research Training Award ("ICOHRTA") program that has been funded since 2001 (D43TW005814). The current proposal is written in response to PAR-10-257 for a Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN). Suicide is a major public health problem in China. It is the fifth leading cause of death overall, and the leading cause of death for individuals in the 15- 34 year old age range. It has a national rate of approximately 23 deaths per 100,000;during 1995-1999, approximately 287,000 died by suicide. In response, we now are systematically growing the CRSRT to encompass multiple complementary settings that serve to diversify the academic breath and geographical distribution of our initiatives, increase our committed mentors, and widen the pool of applicants. Our high rate of positive outcomes during the past decade reinforces the rewarding nature of our high-intensity mentoring strategy. The CRSRT involves the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS) of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and six key collaborators in China who bring a diversity of skills and leadership to our growing collaborative efforts, with centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Changsha. Our proposal reflects an ongoing, self-scrutinizing process that has informed our efforts to: 1) build training and research infrastructure, focusing primarily on public health and population-oriented research and prevention efforts;2) identify and train excellent future scientists;and 3) develop new research findings that will inform efforts to prevent suicide in China during the coming decades. The CRSRT involves a year of intensive training in the CSPS, followed by two further years of mentored research in China. We provide trainees with the skills to emerge as independent investigators through intensive one-to-one mentoring and engagement in a variety of peer-oriented training experiences. We will continue to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of our recruiting, training, and research efforts. .
Funding Period: 2011-08-12 - 2016-07-31
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Means restriction for suicide prevention
    Paul S F Yip
    Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Lancet 379:2393-9. 2012
  2. pmc Responses to a self-presented suicide attempt in social media: a social network analysis
    King Wa Fu
    Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong, lt location gt Hong Kong, China lt location gt
    Crisis 34:406-12. 2013
  3. pmc Why do we report suicides and how can we facilitate suicide prevention efforts? Perspectives of Hong Kong media professionals
    Qijin Cheng
    lt location gt HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China lt location gt lt location gt Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA lt location gt
    Crisis 35:74-81. 2014

Research Grants

  1. Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging
    Jay Bhattacharya; Fiscal Year: 2013
  2. Baylor-UT Houston Center for AIDS Research
    Janet S Butel; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. American Indian Suicide Prevention Interactive Resources
    SHOBANA RAGHUPATHY; Fiscal Year: 2013
  4. Optimization of HIV vaccines for the induction of cross-reactive antibodies
    Shan Lu; Fiscal Year: 2013
  5. Comparative Biology of Tissue Repair, Regeneration and Aging
    Kevin Strange; Fiscal Year: 2013
  6. Duke Center on the Demography of Aging
    James W Vaupel; Fiscal Year: 2013
  7. CDART - Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation
    Michael T Bardo; Fiscal Year: 2013
  8. Chicago D-CFAR
    Alan L Landay; Fiscal Year: 2013
  9. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH
    King K Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2013
  10. CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH AND AGING
    ALBERTO B PALLONI; Fiscal Year: 2013

Detail Information

Publications3

  1. ncbi Means restriction for suicide prevention
    Paul S F Yip
    Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Lancet 379:2393-9. 2012
    ..We also discuss the challenges associated with implementation of means restriction and whether numbers of deaths by suicide are reduced...
  2. pmc Responses to a self-presented suicide attempt in social media: a social network analysis
    King Wa Fu
    Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong, lt location gt Hong Kong, China lt location gt
    Crisis 34:406-12. 2013
    ..The self-presentation of suicidal acts in social media has become a public health concern...
  3. pmc Why do we report suicides and how can we facilitate suicide prevention efforts? Perspectives of Hong Kong media professionals
    Qijin Cheng
    lt location gt HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China lt location gt lt location gt Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA lt location gt
    Crisis 35:74-81. 2014
    ..The Hong Kong news media report suicide-related events more frequently and sensationally than Western countries. Little is known about Hong Kong media professionals' experiences and thoughts about such reporting...

Research Grants30

  1. Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging
    Jay Bhattacharya; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The Stanford Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging (CDEHA) was established to promote the study of trends in demography, economics, health and health care of the elderly. ..
  2. Baylor-UT Houston Center for AIDS Research
    Janet S Butel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The unique environment of the Texas Medical Center creates many opportunities for scientific, clinical, and educational collaborations, of which the CFAR takes full advantage. ..
  3. American Indian Suicide Prevention Interactive Resources
    SHOBANA RAGHUPATHY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..ASPIRE will be based on the American Indian Life Skills (AILS) Development program, an evidenced-based intervention developed by Prof. Teresa LaFromboise that has been successfully replicated in multiple Native communities. ..
  4. Optimization of HIV vaccines for the induction of cross-reactive antibodies
    Shan Lu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..RELEVANCE: To optimize the next generation polyvalent Env HIV vaccine formulations using the multi-gene, polyvalent DNA prime - protein boost technology platform. ..
  5. Comparative Biology of Tissue Repair, Regeneration and Aging
    Kevin Strange; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed COBRE will greatly enhance MDIBL's growth and development, which in turn will contribute to the continued growth and enhancement of the biomedical research infrastructure in Maine. ..
  6. Duke Center on the Demography of Aging
    James W Vaupel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It will foster innovative networks, pilot project research, and education for new researchers, new professorships, and the establishment of a Duke demographic data service with deep expertise in data analysis methodology. ..
  7. CDART - Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation
    Michael T Bardo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The long-range goal is to improve the design and implementation of targeted anti-drug preventive interventions. ..
  8. Chicago D-CFAR
    Alan L Landay; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Judith Levy and Robert Bailey). We will actively promote research in: HIV and Women (Ms. Kathleen Weber);HIV and Aging (Dr. Pauline Maki) and Drug Abuse and HIV (Dr. Celeste Napier). ..
  9. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH
    King K Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The CFAR will support and provide added value for future local, national and international HIV/AIDS research priorities. ..
  10. CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH AND AGING
    ALBERTO B PALLONI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The statistical data enclave core (E) will continue to develop facilities for the analysis of sensitive data under secure conditions. ..