2020 VKC Hobbs Discovery and Director’s Strategic Priorities Grants announced, next call to open May 2020

March 31, 2020

A Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grant and a Director’s Strategic Priorities Grant have been awarded to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) investigators for 2020-21. The grants aim to further our understanding of the neurocognitive effects of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome and to explore the brain function of comorbid reading comprehension and math problem solving learning disabilities.

VUMC Study Shows Marijuana May Reduce Anxiety Causing Connections in the Brain

January 15, 2020

An article published in Newsweek January 15, 2020, describes the work of study co-author Sachin Patel, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Division of General Psychiatry.  From the article: Scientists have identified a molecule the brain that may help to protect the body from anxiety, and could help explain people's use of marijuana in times of stress.