Learn how students cope with stress and anxiety in this week’s Spit for Science infographic!
Tag: Mental Health
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 »
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Traditional medicine didn’t work for some of Dr. Jo Robins’ patients, so she turned to alternative medicine and contemplative science research to find a new path to wellness.
At the November COBE Connect lunch, Dr. Jo Robins presented a series of findings examining how mindfulness impacts physical and mental health.
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick is a special guest on Science Studio with KTEP in El Paso, Tx.
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.
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.
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.
Marnie Brennan, a senior at Collegiate Schoolin Richmond, Va., recently completed a multi-week internship with the EDGE Lab at VCU.
Dr. Philip B. Gnilka presents at the May COBE Connect lunch.
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.
Fresh Check Day is a fair-like event that brings awareness to mental health resources and coping strategies on college campuses.
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.
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.
Rhonda Thissen, MSW, discusses the statewide first episode psychosis response program for adolescents in Virginia.
Dr. Jasmin Vassileva, Ph.D., explores impulsivity and how it relates to substance use and mental health outcomes.
Dr. Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D., explores how our genes and environment are connected and how they affect one’s risk of developing substance abuse problems.
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.
Dr. Aaron White, Ph.D., discusses how the natural unfolding of adolescent brain development relates to substance use and how substance use relates to the development of behavior.
Alex Peavey talks about his personal journey with mindfulness from the age of 16 to his work at Collegiate School in Richmond, Va.