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The 2016 VIPBG Excellence Awards Announced

The 2016 VIPBG Excellence Awards Announced

The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics pre- and post-doc awards were announced on December 15, 2016. Read more »

VCU, Swedish Study Finds Resilience Protects Against Risk for Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

VCU, Swedish Study Finds Resilience Protects Against Risk for Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

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Personal Experience Leads To Career In Anxiety Disorders

Personal Experience Leads To Career In Anxiety Disorders

Dr. John “Jack” Hettema, MD., Ph.D. is investigating the genetic and environmental risk factors for anxiety disorders using both molecular genetic approaches. Read more »

The Genetic Underpinnings Of PTSD And Stress-Related Drinking

The Genetic Underpinnings Of PTSD And Stress-Related Drinking

Drinking to cope with trauma or PTSD may serve as a pathway to alcohol use disorder. Read more »

Recent Stories

Kenneth Kendler

VCU, Swedish Study Finds Marriage Protects Against Risk For Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

Posted on 23 May 2016
Marriage is causally related to a significant reduction in risk for development of alcohol use disorders, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in [more...]

Whole Genome Sequencing In Multiplex Families

Posted on 10 May 2016
Dr. Brien Riley is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He is a molecular geneticist interested in identifying genes that contribute to variation in the brain, central nervous system [more...]
Robert Kirkpatrick

Featured PostDoc: Robert Kirkpatrick

Posted on 10 May 2016
Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. He first became interested in the field of psychiatric and behavioral genetics while [more...]
Kenneth Kendler

VCU, Swedish Study Finds Schizophrenia Risk Better Predicted By Deviation In Intelligence From Family

Posted on 30 Mar 2016
The degree to which an individual deviates in intelligence from their family is a more accurate predictor of schizophrenia development than the individual’s intelligence alone, according to a new study [more...]
RBIQ

Exploring The Psychometrics Of The RBIQ

Posted on 08 Mar 2016
A 2016 Forbes Day Presentation by Jessica Bourdon on Exploring The Psychometrics Of The Retrospective Behavioral Inhibition Questionnaire. [more...]
VIPBG Events

The Genetics Of Intelligence – Part 2

Posted on 01 Mar 2016
Professor Emeritus Dr. Lindon Eaves, Ph.D. presents an insightful seminar at the Principles of Human Behavioral Genetics class on March 01, 2016 at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral [more...]
VIPBG Events

The Genetics Of Intelligence – Part 1

Posted on 29 Feb 2016
Professor Emeritus Dr. Lindon Eaves, Ph.D. presents an insightful seminar at the Principles of Human Behavioral Genetics class on February 29, 2016 at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral [more...]
Kenneth Kendler

VCU and Partners Receive $5.7M To Continue Transformative Study Of Clinical Depression

Posted on 25 Feb 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University is part of an international research team that has received a Wellcome Trust grant totaling more than $5.7 million to uncover the underlying biological processes that cause [more...]