Tag: Mental Health

Mindful Leadership Inspires Productivity and Job Satisfaction

Dr. Chris Reina, a researcher who studies business and psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, explores how mindfulness impacts the workplace during a presentation at the November COBE Connect lunch.

How Does Racial Inequality Impact Genetic Research?

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.

INSPIRE Study at VCU Examines Eating Habits and Body Image

Overall, eating habits worsen and physical activity levels decline in college. This is concerning because health habits during college are linked to lifelong behaviors. Therefore, college is a critical time to help students optimize their food and activity-related behaviors.

Undergraduates Blog about From Research to Recovery Town Hall

During the From Research to Recovery Town Hall hosted by the COBE and the Department of Behavioral Health and Human Services undergraduate students in Dr. Amy Adkins’ class blogged about the presentations they found most interesting.

Active Minds at VCU Hosts Fresh Check Day

Fresh Check Day is a fair-like event that brings awareness to mental health resources and coping strategies on college campuses.

Opening New Doors to Recovery

Captain Michael Zohab discusses founding the Virginia Recovery Foundation and his hopes for the future of addiction treatment and criminal justice in the Richmond area.

Building Capacity for Tomorrow’s Addiction Workforce

Dr. Laurie Cathers, PhD, and Denise Hall, MS, NCC, CRC, explore the field of addiction treatment and ways to improve educational opportunities for addiction counselors in Virginia.

Improving Prevention: We Can Do Better!

Dr. Linda Hancock, PhD, CFNP, RN, discusses how the current prevention strategies for alcohol and other drugs are actually harmful and ways to improve them.

Mindfulness for a Healthy School Community

Alex Peavey talks about his personal journey with mindfulness from the age of 16 to his work at Collegiate School in Richmond, Va.

Spit for Science

COBE Director Dr. Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D., talks about her longitudinal research study Spit for Science which aims to study the challenges young people face in terms of substance use and mental health as well as using that data to inform programming and interventions on campus.