Dr. Jinni Su explains her new Spit for Science study at the December COBE Connect lunch lecture.
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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 more about cannabis use and support services at VCU!
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.
An infographic exploring prescription drug use by young adults and college students.
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.
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.
Spit for Science Overview Infogram
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick presented to high schoolers at Collegiate School about the effects of adolescent alcohol use and how to understand who is most at risk.
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.
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.
The study also found that experiencing sexual assault before college is related to a greater risk of repeat experiences during college for both males and females.
Research in adolescents shows that those with jobs are more likely to drink and smoke, and that association grows based on how many hours they work per week. But does that carry over to college?
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.
When it comes to problems with alcohol use, genes play an increasingly important role as you get older. But scientists still struggle to pinpoint exactly which genes are most to blame.
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.
For the November edition of the COBE Connect lunch lecture series, we hosted two separate lectures spotlighting different ongoing projects and partnerships on campus.