Dr. Jinni Su explains her new Spit for Science study at the December COBE Connect lunch lecture.
#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!
Can Practicing Tai Chi Improve HIV and Breast Cancer Treatments?
Traditional medicine didn’t work for some of Dr. Jo Robins’ patients, so she turned to alternative medicine and contemplative science research to find a new path to wellness.
Meditation Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease
At the November COBE Connect lunch, Dr. Jo Robins presented a series of findings examining how mindfulness impacts physical and mental health.
Mindful Leadership Inspires Productivity and Job Satisfaction
Dr. Chris Reina, a researcher who studies business and psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, explores how mindfulness impacts the workplace during a presentation at the November COBE Connect lunch.
Is Mindfulness the Answer to Stress Culture on Campus?
Stress culture has taken over higher learning, straining mental health support systems at schools across the country. Find out what you can do to support student success!
What Do Pregnant Women, Healthcare Professionals and College Students Have in Common?
Stress unites many different people, but what you may not know is anyone can learn skills to raise their resilience and cope more effectively.
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.
Multidimensional Perfectionism and Well-Being
Dr. Philip B. Gnilka presents at the May COBE Connect lunch.
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.
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.
Mindfulness for a Healthy School Community
Alex Peavey talks about his personal journey with mindfulness from the age of 16 to his work at Collegiate School in Richmond, Va.
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.
Clinical Humility as a Pathway to Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, discusses philosophies on approaching addiction treatment and the importance of humility as a caregiver.
Traumatic Stress and Alcohol Use in Emerging Adults
Dr. Christina Sheerin, Ph.D, discusses PTSD and alcohol use research in young adults.
Home Is Where the Hatred Is: Substance Use and the Activist Life
Dr. Claudrena Harold, PhD, discusses the culture of substance use and mental health surrounding activism on campus at the University of Virginia.
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.
White Privilege and the Drug War
Eric E. Sterling, J.D., traces the history of drug law in America as well as the cultural evolution of drug use and misuse in the context of growing racial, class and other prejudices.
Pathways to Recovery
Dr. John F. Kelly presents on language, terminology and conceptualization of addiction, rationale for recovery support systems and science of recovery support services as well as the Recovery Research Institute which he founded at Massachusetts General Hospital.
ACCESS Intervention for College Students with ADHD
Dr. Joshua Langberg, PhD, discusses ADHD in higher education including substance use, mental health and support services at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Craving Mind
Judson Brewer MD, PhD, explores how addiction forms by looking at social media, fast food and other facets of daily life.