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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

Structural Modeling and Biostatistics

Structural Modeling and Biostatistics

Posted on 05 Nov 2015
A Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics site review presentation presented by Michael C. Neale, Ph.D. and Silviu-Alin Bacanu, Ph.D. [more...]

Featured Student: Mackenzie Lind

Posted on 02 Nov 2015
Mackenzie Lind is a 3rd year MD/PhD student in the Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Statistical Genetics PhD program. Mackenzie has always been interested in the biological influences of behavior, particularly sleep [more...]
Kenneth Kendler

VCU Psychiatry Professor Honored With Prestigious Award From The National Academy Of Medicine

Posted on 19 Oct 2015
The National Academy of Medicine today awarded Virginia Commonwealth University psychiatry professor Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., with the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health in recognition of [more...]

VCU Receives $5 Million Grant To Study Adolescent Brain Development

Posted on 16 Oct 2015
The National Institutes of Health awarded a $5 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University to take part in a landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development. NIH’s Adolescent [more...]

Females More At Genetic Risk For Developing Insomnia Than Males, VCU Study Suggests

Posted on 29 Sep 2015
Genes may contribute more to the development of insomnia symptoms in females than in males, according to a new study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate student. Drawing on pre-existing data [more...]

Advanced Genetic Epidemiology Statistical Workshop – Oct. 26-30, 2015

Posted on 29 Sep 2015
The Advanced Genetic Epidemiology Statistical Workshop (AGES) is designed to provide an overview of advanced statistical methodology for genetic studies of substance use and abuse phenotypes. It covers analytical methods [more...]

Alexis Edwards Receives Student Mentor Award

Posted on 22 Sep 2015
Dr. Alexis C. Edwards, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She has always been interested in behavior and completed her Ph.D. in Genetics, working with model systems [more...]
Kenneth Kendler

VCU Researchers And International Partners Are First To Identify Risk Genes For Clinical Depression

Posted on 15 Jul 2015
For the first time in scientific history, researchers have identified specific genetic clues to the underlying etiology of clinical depression. The findings are the result of an international collaboration among [more...]