Tag: COBE News

Does Cannabis Use Impact Your Lifetime Income?

VIPBG researcher Dr. Nathan Gillespie presents about the genetic and environmental risk factors related to cannabis use and misuse and how they impact income over the lifespan.

COBE Partners with University College to Expand Common Book Program

This fall, COBE is pleased to collaborate with University College to expand VCU’s Common Book Program to include graduate students and a series of programming throughout the year. The Common Book Program is one of the largest initiatives in University College. Building upon the nationally recognized Summer Reading program, the new initiative expands the previous… Read more »

Can Genetic Analysis Make Prevention Research More Effective?

Dr. Danielle Dick reflects on the growth of her field, examines opportunities to use gene-environment analysis to inform prevention research and surveys ethical concerns broadly related to the study of genetics.

Dr. Everett Worthington: Ev Remembers 1974 to 2017

Dr. Everett Worthington presents a retrospective look at his professional career and personal experiences to the Positive Psychology Research Group at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Worthington studies (1) forgiveness and related constructs (such as justice, humility, and mercy) and the REACH Forgiveness intervention (which has 22 outcome studies from many labs supporting its efficacy), (2) religion… Read more »

Can You Really Be Drunk In Love?

In music, movies and many other parts of popular culture, we are surrounded by media portrayals likening love to mind-altering substances – Billie Holiday’s lover goes to her head; Beyoncé is drunk in love; the Weeknd compares his lover to the anesthetic Novocain.

EDGE Lab Graduate Student Wins VIPBG Research Award

The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics pre- and post-doc awards were announced in early December, and graduate student Megan Cooke was presented with the Kenneth S. Kendler Award for Excellence in Pre-Doctoral Research.

COBE Partners with Students to Promote Research and Public Health

During the Fall 2016 semester, COBE partnered with students in three undergraduate classes to promote scientific research, create promotional campaigns and spread basic knowledge about health and wellbeing on campus.

The COBE Contemplative Science and Education Core

The CSE Core promotes rigorous scholarship and scientific research on contemplative practices, and stimulates contemplative learning opportunities to foster well-being, resilience, relationships, and performance among VCU students, staff, and faculty, and surrounding Richmond community members.

Support Your Fellow Rams with #MindfulFinals

#MindfulFinals is a social media campaign that aims to utilize Instagram and SnapChat to change the conversation around Finals week to promote mindful approaches to stress and anxiety.

Radio IQ Covers Spit for Science

On Nov. 21st Radio IQ released a story about Spit for Science and COBE including brief interviews with Dr. Danielle Dick and Dr. Jessica Salvatore.

The Artfulness Initiative Expands into the Classroom

Building on the momentum from its launch this Fall, the Artfulness Initiative will offer a course in the Spring that develops one-off art and mindfulness events into a full semester curriculum.

COBE Launches Contemplative Science and Education Core

The CSE Core promotes rigorous scholarship and scientific research on contemplative practices, and stimulates contemplative learning opportunities to foster well-being, resilience, relationships, and performance among VCU students, staff, and faculty, and surrounding Richmond community members.

COBE Researcher Wins VCU Postdoctoral Scholar Grant

Jinni Su, a postdoctoral researcher with the EDGE Lab and COBE, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant by the VCU Postdoctoral Scholar Association for a spinoff research project based on Spit for Science.

How COBE Helps Students THRIVE

This year COBE and The Well launch THRIVE, a living-learning community integrating research, teaching and programming into an action-packed living experience. THRIVE helps students learn how to make the most out of their college years and lead healthy, prosperous lives.

COBE Welcome Address

We’re so excited to start our first academic school year with COBE recognized as an official VCU Institute! Learn more about how to get involved this year in our Welcome Address.

The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness

A new undergraduate course led by COBE director Danielle Dick and a multidisciplinary team of VCU faculty examining the state of college student mental health and wellness on a personal and systems level.