Genetics and Heritability

From the Spring 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Since 2007, Douglas Ruderfer, PhD, MS, assistant professor in VUMC’s Division of Genetic Medicine, has centered most of his research on understanding the genetic architecture of psychiatric disorders and behavioral health traits to better quantify the role genetics play in … Continued

Supporting physician wellness

From the Spring 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Studies suggest one of about every 400 physicians dies by suicide in the United States each year, translating to more than 1 million patients losing their doctor to suicide annually. Compared with the general population, physicians are nearly twice as … Continued

Broken

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

David Covington didn’t want to leave behind his hometown of Iowa City to move to Nashville, but when his wife, Natalie, wanted to follow her PhD adviser to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and continue her education in Tennessee, Covington … Continued

Minds on Trial

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

If a man breaks into a house, dresses himself in the homeowner’s clothes, eats food from the pantry and refuses to leave when he’s discovered because he believes he rightfully owns the house, should he be held as criminally accountable … Continued