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Penn Medicine Receives $14 Million Grant to Launch New Suicide Prevention Center

Dan Meyers

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, but for years the study of suicide risk in diverse populations has been severely limited. Now that’s changing. Recently, Penn Medicine researchers were awarded a $14 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a first-of-its-kind suicide prevention center.

WHYY’s Sojourner Ahebee has more.

(Original air-date: 11/6/21)

Sojourner Ahébée covers health equity for WHYY’s weekly health and science show, The Pulse, and the WHYY newsroom. Her reporting focuses on access to health care, outcomes, and societal factors that impact health in communities of color. Sojourner’s work is supported by a grant from the Commonwealth Fund. Her writing has been published in The Atlantic, The Academy of American Poets (Poem A Day), Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Sojourner is a recipient of a 2019 MacDowell Fellowship and a graduate of Stanford University.