International research award for Psychiatry faculty

Dr Vikas Menon, Professor of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, has won the prestigious 2023 De Leo Fund award of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). This is an award given to distinguished scholars in recognition of outstanding research on suicidal behaviours carried out in developing countries  He is the first Indian and only second Asian to receive this biennial award, instituted in 2009. The award was presented to him at the 32nd IASP World Congress held in Piran, Slovenia, from 19.09.2023 to 22.09.2023.