John A. Majda, M.D. Memorial Fund

The John A. Majda, M.D. Fund, established in 2007, is meant to recognize outstanding research in the areas of depression and suicide risk factors, with special consideration of physician depression and suicide. The scope of the project may also include physician wellness, the impact of physician depression and suicide, and bereavement. Dr. Majda, class of 1987, was an outstanding physician healer, who battled heroically with depression before succumbing to its most tragic possible outcome, suicide. He is remembered by his family, friends, colleagues and patients as a brilliant and dedicated physician, a fine person, and a true friend.
 
The John A. Majda, M.D. Memorial Fund is currently accepting applications for research grants. Funds (up to $5,000 annually) are available to encourage, support, and reward research and outreach in the areas of depression and suicide risk factors, with special consideration of physician depression and suicide. The scope of the project may also include physician wellness, the impact on families, and bereavement. We encourage all faculty and trainees (residents, fellows, medical students and graduate students) with a faculty sponsor willing to be a co-investigator to apply for the grant. Application is below.