Dr. Jinni Su explains her new Spit for Science study at the December COBE Connect lunch lecture.
Tag: Public Health
#MindfulFinals: How The Science of Happiness Changed My Life
VCU Junior Muneera Hassan uses knowledge from the Science of Happiness to #MakeItReal.
#MindfulFinals: What Is Resilience?
Learn how students cope with stress and anxiety in this week’s Spit for Science infographic!
Learning About Peer Drinking Habits Decreases Blackouts on Campus
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 »
#MindfulFinals: Dogs on Call and Student Health
Learn how the Center for Human-Animal Interaction puts research into action to promote student health and wellness at VCU with Dogs on Call and Paws for Stress!
COBE Research Helps Freshmen Thrive
Learn how COBE translates health and wellness research into a living-learning experience for Freshman.
Can Practicing Tai Chi Improve HIV and Breast Cancer Treatments?
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.
Meditation Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease
At the November COBE Connect lunch, Dr. Jo Robins presented a series of findings examining how mindfulness impacts physical and mental health.
How Prevalent Is Cannabis Use Among College Students?
Learn about cannabis use before and during college from an infographic created with data from Spit for Science!
COBE Director Interviewed on KTEP’s Science Studio
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick is a special guest on Science Studio with KTEP in El Paso, Tx.
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.
Does Prescription Drug Use Change From High School to College?
An infographic exploring prescription drug use by young adults and college students.
Is Mindfulness the Answer to Stress Culture on Campus?
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!
What Do Pregnant Women, Healthcare Professionals and College Students Have in Common?
Stress unites many different people, but what you may not know is anyone can learn skills to raise their resilience and cope more effectively.
Does Support from Friends and Romantic Partners Influence Alcohol Use?
We all know that support from friends and romantic partners make tough times easier to weather. But how does their influence impact alcohol use?
What Do Twins Teach Us About the Opioid Crisis?
Dr. Nathan Gillespie discusses the opioid crisis and how Spit for Science uses research promote student health.
Do Extracurricular Activities Impact Academic Success?
A Spit for Science infographic exploring how engaging with sports, clubs and other activities at VCU impacts retention and academic success.
Behavioral Genetics and The Future of Personalized Medicine
Learn how genetics research lays the groundwork for the future of personalized substance use prevention and treatment.
5 Things We Know About Genes and Substance Use (And 2 We Don’t)
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick discusses key facts about the genetics of addiction based on her 20 years of research.
VCU Students Use Research to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Lauryn Saxe Walker discusses how she uses health policy research to inspire change and support those impacted by the Opioid Crisis.
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.
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.
How Does COBE Translate Research to Promote Health and Wellness?
COBE Administrative Director Marcie Walsh presents on COBE Research in Action: Thrive, Fit and the Science of Happiness.
Marcie Walsh to Discuss Research in Action at COBE Connect
The COBE Connect lunch lecture series returns on Tuesday, September 12th, featuring COBE Administrative Director Marcie Walsh.
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 »
COBE Introduces New Administrative Director Marcie Walsh
Get to know COBE’s new Administrative Director, Marcie Walsh, MSW.
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.
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.
Collegiate School Student Surveys Research Translation at VCU
Marnie Brennan, a senior at Collegiate Schoolin Richmond, Va., recently completed a multi-week internship with the EDGE Lab at VCU.
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.