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

Baby Boom

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

More women. More babies. With more people choosing Nashville and its surrounding communities as home, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has seen a rapid growth in the number of visits for women’s care and babies born … Continued