Tag Archive: suicide prevention

Oct 18 2019

In the News: MtDNA Gene Expression, Carousel Ball, NIH Innovator Awards, NKAP-related Syndrome, Discussing Youth Suicide

By Jillian Rose Lim

From identifying a new neurodevelopmental syndrome to novel discoveries about mitochondrial DNA, this week’s research roundup shows how Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia experts connect the dots to better understand disease origins. Also find out which early career investigators received New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of World Mental Health Day, PolicyLab researchers discussed innovative approaches to suicide prevention in young adults. And a huge “thank you” goes to fundraisers at the annual Carousel Ball for their generous support of research and treatment at the Cardiac Center.

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Sep 14 2018

Examining Hospitals’ Role in Preventing Youth Suicide

Editor’s Note: September marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to recognize and promote the different ways that we as a community can help prevent suicide. At PolicyLab, a Center of Emphasis at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, our researchers study the key role that hospitals, schools, health systems, and other community institutions play in safeguarding the mental health of children and adolescents. In this guest blog post, originally appearing on PolicyLab’s blog, Stephanie Doupnik, MD, MSHP, a faculty member at PolicyLab, co-director of the inpatient Medical Behavioral Unit at CHOP, and an instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses her four-year research project to identify the most effective suicide prevention practices for young people hospitalized for a suicide attempt.

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