" 'Due her dedication to the NIH Fellows community, Jia has been a wonderful contributor to the successful evolution of many FAES programs through her role as FAES FelCom Representative and member of the FAES Board of Directors. She was instrumental in guiding FAES to create the new Fellows' Financial Health Series through which we are able to partner with the NIH Federal Credit Union to not only instruct young scientists in life-skills, but also customize financial resources for this essential community within the NIH.' Christina Farias, FAES Executive Director "
FAES FelCom Representative: Jia Yan, Ph.D.
Section on Human Psychopharmacology, LCTS/NIAAA/NIH Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, VCU
Dr. Yan is currently a Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow working under the direction of Dr. Vijay Ramchandani in the Section on Human Psychopharmacology in the Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Prior to coming to NIH, she completed a Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics and an M.S. in Genetic Counseling through a dual degree program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her training integrated clinical genetic counseling experience with research on alcohol-related phenotypes using statistical genetics methods at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Her graduate work investigated the use of genetic information in clinical risk prediction for alcohol dependence. She is currently focusing on the quantitative analysis of genetic and phenotypic data in the Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies using genome-wide and systems-based approaches.