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Friday, June 23, 2017
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 »

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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...]
Addiction

Dr. Vladimirov Receives $400K Alcohol Dependence Grant

Posted on 18 Feb 2016
Dr. Vladimir Vladimirov, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the amount of $419,375 to study the genome-wide expression patterns [more...]

Brain Structure, Function & Human Development

Posted on 18 Feb 2016
Dr. Michael Neale, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Human and Molecular Genetics, and Psychology, as well as associate director of the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. His career [more...]

Featured Student: Jeanne Savage

Posted on 18 Feb 2016
Jeanne Savage is a student in the Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Statistical Genetics PhD program. Her interest in psychiatric genetics began as an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri when [more...]

VCU Researchers And Int’l Partners First To Identify Shared Risk Genes For Anxiety Disorders

Posted on 13 Jan 2016
In the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers have successfully identified two novel genetic variants that could increase risk for the five primary anxiety disorders. The findings [more...]