University of Utah Announces New Partner in Suicide Research

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University of Utah Announces New Partner in Suicide Research


Lockhart, Ben, Deseret News (Salt Lake City)


By Ben Lockhart

Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah announced a new research and funding partner Friday in its efforts to study the connection between genetic variations and a person's risk for suicide.

Janssen Research & Development, a Belgium-based pharmaceutical company, is now onboard with the Utah Suicide Genetics Project, said U. science writer Stacy Kish.

"Janssen will collaborate with the U. to characterize DNA from people who died by suicide," Kish said in a statement. "The team will jointly mine the genetic and phenotypic data to pinpoint genetic markers for suicide, one aspect of risk in this complex problem."

Kish said Qingqin Li, scientific director and business technology leader at Janssen, will begin working as co-principal investigator along with U. psychiatry professor Hilary Coon, who has helped oversee the project.

"The researchers will search for genetic clues within very large extended families that have unusually high rates of suicide," Kish said.

Janssen will also provide "financial support" for the research, she said.

Coon said the funding agreement with Janssen is for $350,000 over two years and could potentially be renewed for longer after that point. The relationship officially began Sept. 1.

Coon said U. researchers on the project also receive funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, which is part of National Institutes of Health.

"We're hoping to continue that funding. It's very competitive," she said. "With National Institutes of Health money being so competitive, it's a good idea to push a project forward to diversify your funding sources."

Researchers will not only ultimately look for genetic risks, but also medical solutions as they pertain to factors that could be associated with suicide, Coon said.

The psychiatry professor said she's hopeful that with Janssen's help, those findings "may lead to some (new) therapeutics" designed to ultimately combat suicide.

Coon also added in a statement that "Janssen has the resources needed to build upon our scientific efforts with the potential of creating new therapies benefiting those suffering from mental illness. …

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