Tag: Research Translation

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.

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 »

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.

Dr. Everett Worthington: Ev Remembers 1974 to 2017

Dr. Everett Worthington presents a retrospective look at his professional career and personal experiences to the Positive Psychology Research Group at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Worthington studies (1) forgiveness and related constructs (such as justice, humility, and mercy) and the REACH Forgiveness intervention (which has 22 outcome studies from many labs supporting its efficacy), (2) religion… Read more »

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.

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.