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Thursday, January 24, 2008

University of Rochester Spring Training Institute

The University of Rochester is excited to announce its Second Annual Training Institute, Promoting Mental Health through Community Collaborations in Research. This Spring Research Institute on Community-Partnered Suicide Prevention Research is designed for academic-community partners who seek to deepen their experience in collaborative suicide prevention research public health and preventative approaches to decreasing suicide and related behaviors.

Applicants must apply as a team of at least two (one researcher and a lead community member). These partners must have a demonstrable commitment to work together fully and equitably in leading research on mental health issues (e.g., exposure to violence, substance abuse and others).

Applicants must provide at least one letter of support for each team member written by a director, dean, or department chair and a jointly authored three-page statement of collaborative research intent in concept paper form. This paper must include research aims, research focus, study design, information about the study population, expertise of the research team, location, and expected public health and policy relevance.

The full application packet is due by February 22, 2008 and applicants will be notified of the decision by March 8, 2008.

Details about the conference are posted on our website,

We hope to see you in Rochester in April, 2008!

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