Dr. Jinni Su explains her new Spit for Science study at the December COBE Connect lunch lecture.
Tag: Substance Use
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 »
What Is Cannabis Use Disorder?
Learn more about cannabis use and support services at VCU!
How Prevalent Is Cannabis Use Among College Students?
Learn about cannabis use before and during college from an infographic created with data from Spit for Science!
COBE Director Interviewed on KTEP’s Science Studio
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick is a special guest on Science Studio with KTEP in El Paso, Tx.
Does Prescription Drug Use Change From High School to College?
An infographic exploring prescription drug use by young adults and college students.
New Study Explores Factors that Predict Drinking Problems
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.
Does Support from Friends and Romantic Partners Influence Alcohol Use?
We all know that support from friends and romantic partners make tough times easier to weather. But how does their influence impact alcohol use?
What Do Twins Teach Us About the Opioid Crisis?
Dr. Nathan Gillespie discusses the opioid crisis and how Spit for Science uses research promote student health.
Behavioral Genetics and The Future of Personalized Medicine
Learn how genetics research lays the groundwork for the future of personalized substance use prevention and treatment.
5 Things We Know About Genes and Substance Use (And 2 We Don’t)
COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick discusses key facts about the genetics of addiction based on her 20 years of research.
VCU Students Use Research to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Lauryn Saxe Walker discusses how she uses health policy research to inspire change and support those impacted by the Opioid Crisis.
How Does Racial Inequality Impact Genetic Research?
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.
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.
How Does COBE Translate Research to Promote Health and Wellness?
COBE Administrative Director Marcie Walsh presents on COBE Research in Action: Thrive, Fit and the Science of Happiness.
Marcie Walsh to Discuss Research in Action at COBE Connect
The COBE Connect lunch lecture series returns on Tuesday, September 12th, featuring COBE Administrative Director Marcie Walsh.
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.
Collegiate School Student Surveys Research Translation at VCU
Marnie Brennan, a senior at Collegiate Schoolin Richmond, Va., recently completed a multi-week internship with the EDGE Lab at VCU.
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.
Active Minds at VCU Hosts Fresh Check Day
Fresh Check Day is a fair-like event that brings awareness to mental health resources and coping strategies on college campuses.
Opening New Doors to Recovery
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.
Building Capacity for Tomorrow’s Addiction Workforce
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.
Virginia’s First Episode Psychosis Response Program
Rhonda Thissen, MSW, discusses the statewide first episode psychosis response program for adolescents in Virginia.
Impulsivity, Prevention and Intervention
Dr. Jasmin Vassileva, Ph.D., explores impulsivity and how it relates to substance use and mental health outcomes.
What Does Being Genetically At Risk for Addiction Really Mean?
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.
Improving Prevention: We Can Do Better!
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.
Developing Brains, Environmental Influences and Teen Drinking
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.
Building an Academically Focused Continuum of Care for Emerging Adults
Andrew Burki explores his experience with collegiate recovery and links it to larger trends in academia and adolescent support systems.
The Disease Model and Considerations for Treatment
Barbara Burke, LCSW, discusses the disease model of addiction and her experiences as a social worker aiding adolescents and young adults in recovery.