Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

City University of New York’s Deidre Anglin, PhD, was the featured speaker at the 6th Annual Harold Jordan Lecture. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Annual Harold Jordan Lecture addresses racism and psychosis

The keynote speaker’s topic was “Infusing DEI in our Research Programs: An Example Studying the Social Patterning of Psychosis.”

Jennifer Vega, PhD

Jennifer Vega receives NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award

Jennifer Vega, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist and research instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received a 2024 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation Young Investigator Award.

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital President Mary Pawlikowski to retire

Mary Pawlikowski, MA, MEd, PsyDABD, president of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, will retire at the end of the fiscal year. A search will begin for the hospital’s new executive director.

Study targets nicotine craving in schizophrenia

Vanderbilt’s Heather Burrell Ward, MD, has received a five-year, $928,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to test whether an externally applied magnetic field can reduce nicotine craving in people with schizophrenia.

New algorithms show promise for predicting bipolar disorder risk

In a new study across three major U.S. health care systems, researchers developed and tested algorithms to predict who will develop bipolar disorder.

VUMC co-hosts the 2023 Mid-South Addiction Conference Oct. 27 and 28

The second-annual 2023 Mid-South Addiction Conference is Oct. 27 and 28 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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