Brianna Turner poses on Harvard campus where she is furthering her PhD work in suicide prevention.

Psychology, Research

Suicide Research Prompts CIHR Banting Fellowship

October 06, 2015

By Jackie Amsden

According to the World Health Organization, someone commits suicide approximately every 40 seconds. Brianna Turner is working to change that.

Turner, who convocates this October with a PhD in clinical psychology, was recently awarded a two-year Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship worth $140 000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

With only 70 fellowships awarded annually, the Banting fellowship is considered the most prestigious post-doctoral award in Canada. Turner received the award for her outstanding doctoral research under the supervision of clinical psychologist Alexander L. Chapman, and her potential to move suicide research forward.