Office of Mental Health Promotion

Research Conferences

The URMC Department of Psychiatry Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS) seeks applicants for research training fellowships in suicide prevention across the life span.

2010 Interpersonal Violence: Bridging Research to Practice

October 21-22, 2010 Rochester, NY

A National Conference for Creative Dialogue and Collaborative Problem-Solving.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization is sponsoring a conference. The goal of the two-day meeting is to bridge research to practice. Nationally recognized researchers will be presenting locally for two days to begin a dialogue about how we can respond to the public health issue of intimate partner violence. More conference information.

2010 Winter Research Institute

February 6-10, 2010 San Jose, California

This training institute aims to foster community co-led research programs that focus on behavioral, social, and environmental factors promoting health and preventing adverse health outcomes among people whose lifestyles represent the cultural mosaic of communities. Youth violence, drug use, family turmoil, intimate partner violence, psychological and personal distress, and adverse life experiences are some examples of risk factors that may be the research focus of attending teams. This forum is designed to support related National Institute of Health (NIH) research priorities. Winter Conference

2008 Spring Research Institute

April 26-30, 2008 Rochester, NY

This training institute aims to foster community-integrated and community led research programs that focus on the prevention of suicide, attempted suicide, and risk factors such as youth violence, drug use, family turmoil, intimate partner violence, psychological and personal distress, and adverse life experiences. This forum is designed to support related National Institutes of Health (NIH) research priorities. Suicide Prevention website

2007 Summer Research Institute

June 10-16, 2007 Rochester, NY

The Summer Research Institute on Suicide Prevention (SRI/SP) provides an introduction to suicidology and preventions research, as well as devoting considerable time for the development of grant preparation skills. Each year the SRI/SP will also consider one topic in greater depth. For 2007 there will be a focus on the influence of life events from large scale disasters to individual losses and their influence on suicide risk. The SRI/SP offers a week of intensive training and career development support. Suicide Prevention website