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Michael Neale, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, receives the Distinguished Scholarship Award.

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Children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced when compared to those who grew up in two-parent families.

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Graduate student Chelsea Sawyers Rooney is a PhD student in Human and Molecular Genetics with a concentration in quantitative genetics.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty member Nathan Gillespie, Ph.D. describes his research as “many fingers, many pies,” because he has such a broad range of phenotypic interests.

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Post Docs

Postdoctoral fellow Lance Rappaport, Ph.D.’s research surrounds affective and behavioral mechanisms in the etiology of internalizing disorders.

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More than 75 VCU faculty and staff representing more than 40 departments welcomed the newest VCU students to their new homes last week.

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