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MSRC Presents at the 45th Annual AAS Conference

MSRC Members at AAS 45

Staff from MSRC hosted a panel at the American Association of Suicidology's 45th annual conference, held this year in Baltimore, MD. The AAS is the leading membership organization for suicidology experts, including MSRC Directors Thomas Joiner and Peter Gutierrez, and numerous MSRC Members.

Members of MSRC were in attendance at the recent 45th Annual AAS Conference in Baltimore, to provide a broad overview of Department of Defense research focused on suicide. Friday's Featured Panel was titled "Status of Department of Defense Funded Suicide Research", and covered current and future funding priorities. The presentation highlighted the scope of the problem within the military historically, to contrast with current rates of self-directed violence.

Comparisons were made across the services (i.e., Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force), with primary emphasis placed on Army suicides. Current identified gaps in the research were also discussed.

The Military Suicide Research Consortium is a $17 million 3-year venture to focus cutting edge research methodology on the full spectrum of the suicide problem including screening and assessment, intervention, and community level prevention. An overview of the five intervention studies currently funded by the Consortium was provided along with information on a range of screening and assessment studies under development.

View the presentations:

An Information System for Analyzing and Discovering Suicide Research Literature
DIane Leiva, Ph.D., Florida State University
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Status of Department of Defense Funded Suicide Research - Presentation 1
Dr. Diana J. Fitek
Portfolio Manager – Suicide, Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Military Operational Medicine Research Program
Fort Detrick, MD
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Status of Department of Defense Funded Suicide Research - Presentation 2
Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., Florida State University; Peter M. Gutierrez, PhD, VISN 19 MIRECC, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Co-Directors MSRC
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Status of Department of Defense Funded Suicide Research - Presentation 3
Marjan G. Holloway, Ph.D.
Post Admission Cognitive Therapy (PACT) for the Prevention of Suicide
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Status of Department of Defense Funded Suicide Research - Presentation 4
M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP
Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(BCBT)
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