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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

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...]
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 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...]