Research is the answer -- if the question is, "What is the intervention most likely to improve patient health while controlling global costs?" A moment's reflection about the impact of the Salk Polio vaccine brings this point home. Our research in schizophrenia, psychiatric genetics and epidemiology is world recognized, and we have great strength in children's and women's mental health disorders. Extensive work is ongoing in substance abuse disorders.
Our research takes place in many settings across the globe and rigorous attention is given to informed consent, subject protection and adherence to the highest in ethical standards. Research is only done with the full consent of the patient.
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park
Center for Human-Animal Interaction
Mood Disorders Institute
Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies