Would you believe me if I told you the majority of VCU students read about substance use and mental health research on a monthly basis? It is true. Thousands of students read about mental health, substance use and other kinds of health and wellness research at VCU because of the Stall Seat Journal (SSJ), a… Read more »
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick is a special guest on Science Studio with KTEP in El Paso, Tx.
An infographic exploring prescription drug use by young adults and college students.
Stress culture has taken over higher learning, straining mental health support systems at schools across the country. Find out what you can do to support student success!
Stress unites many different people, but what you may not know is anyone can learn skills to raise their resilience and cope more effectively.
Doctoral student Megan Cooke and a team of COBE researchers look at Spit for Science to examine predictors of first year alcohol use across a wide range of alcohol use behavior.
We all know that support from friends and romantic partners make tough times easier to weather. But how does their influence impact alcohol use?
Dr. Nathan Gillespie discusses the opioid crisis and how Spit for Science uses research promote student health.
Learn how genetics research lays the groundwork for the future of personalized substance use prevention and treatment.
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick discusses key facts about the genetics of addiction based on her 20 years of research.
Spit for Science Overview Infogram
While advances in genetics research are heralded as leading to a future of improved health outcomes, individuals of minority descent are underrepresented and thus are less likely to benefit equally.
Dr. Peter Barr explains how his research uses sociology, genetics and statistics to learn more about the relationships between behavior, the environment and mental health outcomes.