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Monday, March 27, 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 »

Recent Stories

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...]
Kenneth Kendler

Understanding The Etiology of Psychiatric Illnesses

Posted on 08 Dec 2015
Dr. Kenneth K. Kendler, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics as well as one of the founders of the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and [more...]

Featured Postdoc: Tim Bigdeli

Posted on 08 Dec 2015
Dr. Tim Bigdeli, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. His interests in psychiatric genetics began while he was completing his undergraduate degree in [more...]
Genetic Epidimiology

Genetic Epidemiology

Posted on 19 Nov 2015
A Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics site review presentation presented by Kenneth K. Kendler, M.D. [more...]
Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Posted on 12 Nov 2015
A Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics site review presentation presented by Brien P. Riley, Ph.D. [more...]

Student Researches ‘Subtle Biological Differences’ Of Addiction

Posted on 09 Nov 2015
Binge drinking is a growing problem in the United States, but are all problem drinkers the same? That is a question Virginia Commonwealth University student Megan Cooke hopes to answer. [more...]

The 2015 VIPBG Excellence Awards Announced

Posted on 09 Nov 2015
The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics pre- and post-doc awards were announced on November 5, 2015 and presented by Drs. Roxanne Robberson-Nay, Ph.D. and Michael C. Neale, Ph.D. [more...]