Dr. Jinni Su explains her new Spit for Science study at the December COBE Connect lunch lecture.
Tag: Public Health
VCU Junior Muneera Hassan uses knowledge from the Science of Happiness to #MakeItReal.
Learn how students cope with stress and anxiety in this week’s Spit for Science infographic!
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 »
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!
Learn how COBE translates health and wellness research into a living-learning experience for Freshman.
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.
Learn about cannabis use before and during college from an infographic created with data from Spit for Science!
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.
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.
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.
A Spit for Science infographic exploring how engaging with sports, clubs and other activities at VCU impacts retention and academic success.
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.
Lauryn Saxe Walker discusses how she uses health policy research to inspire change and support those impacted by the Opioid Crisis.
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.
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 Administrative Director Marcie Walsh presents on COBE Research in Action: Thrive, Fit and the Science of Happiness.
The COBE Connect lunch lecture series returns on Tuesday, September 12th, featuring COBE Administrative Director Marcie Walsh.
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 »
Get to know COBE’s new Administrative Director, Marcie Walsh, MSW.
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.
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.
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.