Tag: Spit for Science

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!

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.

Spit for Science: A How-To Guide

A reflection by COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick on what we’ve learned after running the Spit for Science research project for the past seven years.

What Does Science Say about Marijuana Use?

It’s no secret that marijuana legalization and use is hotly debated across America. But how much do you know about the latest research and policy debates?

How Does Research Inform COBE Coursework and Programming?

Marcie Walsh, M.S.W., and Zoe Neale, M.S., presented about the Science of Happiness course and the THRIVE living-learning community at the March meeting of the Positive Psychology research group at VCU.

Uncovering the Science Behind E-Cigarettes

What do e-cigarettes do and who is using them at VCU? Learn more from the March COBE Connect lecture video recap with researcher Tory Spindle.

Can You Really Be Drunk In Love?

In music, movies and many other parts of popular culture, we are surrounded by media portrayals likening love to mind-altering substances – Billie Holiday’s lover goes to her head; Beyoncé is drunk in love; the Weeknd compares his lover to the anesthetic Novocain.

An Update and Overview of Spit for Science

The February COBE Connect Lunch series featured Dr. Danielle Dick discussing the history of Spit for Science and the creation of the College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute.

How Is Vaping Different than Smoking?

E-cigarettes are often portrayed as a healthy alternative or even a way to quit smoking. But how does e-cig use actually differ from tobacco cigarettes? Spit for Science researchers at VCU set off to find out more.

Radio IQ Covers Spit for Science

On Nov. 21st Radio IQ released a story about Spit for Science and COBE including brief interviews with Dr. Danielle Dick and Dr. Jessica Salvatore.

Mindfulness in Focused Inquiry and Active Minds

For the November edition of the COBE Connect lunch lecture series, we hosted two separate lectures spotlighting different ongoing projects and partnerships on campus.