Dr. Evan Kleiman Receives NIH Research Grant

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Dr. Kleiman of the psychology department recieves a $3,010,149 grant from the NIH to conduct riveting researcher at Rutgers University. 

Clarifying Proximal Mechanisms Linking Interpersonal Stressors to Suicidal Behavior in Youth: A Multi-informant Real-time Monitoring Study

Interpersonal negative life events (NLEs) such as conflict with friends and family have been consistently linked to short-term risk for suicidal behavior, but it is currently unclear how or why these events make adolescents at higher risk for suicide. Project MARS (Multi-site Assessment of Risk for Suicide) will examine the moderators and mechanisms linking interpersonal NLEs to suicidal behavior using an intensive real-time monitoring design. Specifically, we will ask 600 suicidal youth and their parents recruited from three sites (Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA and Massachusetts General Hospital) to complete smartphone ecological momentary assessment and wearable actigraphy for the month after discharge from inpatient psychiatric care.