Dr. Jinni Su explains her new Spit for Science study at the December COBE Connect lunch lecture.
Tag: Substance Use
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 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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
Fresh Check Day is a fair-like event that brings awareness to mental health resources and coping strategies on college campuses.
Captain Michael Zohab discusses founding the Virginia Recovery Foundation and his hopes for the future of addiction treatment and criminal justice in the Richmond area.
Dr. Laurie Cathers, PhD, and Denise Hall, MS, NCC, CRC, explore the field of addiction treatment and ways to improve educational opportunities for addiction counselors in Virginia.
Rhonda Thissen, MSW, discusses the statewide first episode psychosis response program for adolescents in Virginia.
Dr. Jasmin Vassileva, Ph.D., explores impulsivity and how it relates to substance use and mental health outcomes.
Dr. Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D., explores how our genes and environment are connected and how they affect one’s risk of developing substance abuse problems.
Dr. Linda Hancock, PhD, CFNP, RN, discusses how the current prevention strategies for alcohol and other drugs are actually harmful and ways to improve them.
Dr. Aaron White, Ph.D., discusses how the natural unfolding of adolescent brain development relates to substance use and how substance use relates to the development of behavior.
Andrew Burki explores his experience with collegiate recovery and links it to larger trends in academia and adolescent support systems.
Barbara Burke, LCSW, discusses the disease model of addiction and her experiences as a social worker aiding adolescents and young adults in recovery.