COBE Researcher Wins Genetics and Human Agency Award

COBE Researcher Wins Genetics and Human Agency Award

October 6, 2016

The Genetics and Human Agency Initiative recently gave a Junior Investigator award to COBE researcher Dr. Jessica Salvatore, Assistant Professor in the VCU Department of Psychology and the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.

New Grant Explores Ties between Alcohol Abuse, Genetics and Romantic Relationships

New Grant Explores Ties between Alcohol Abuse, Genetics and Romantic Relationships

May 13, 2016

EDGE Lab associate director Jessica Salvatore, Ph.D., has received a roughly $750,000 grant to study the complex interplay between alcohol abuse, romantic relationships and genetic predispositions to alcoholism during emerging adulthood.

Dr. Amy Adkins Awarded Quest Innovation Award

Dr. Amy Adkins Awarded Quest Innovation Award

March 8, 2016

Congratulations to EDGE Lab member Dr. Amy Adkins, who was recently awarded a Quest Innovation Award!

Student Researches 'Subtle Biological Differences' of Addiction

Student Researches 'Subtle Biological Differences' of Addiction

November 9, 2015

Binge drinking is a growing problem in the United States, but are all problem drinkers the same? That is a question Virginia Commonwealth University student Megan Cooke hopes to answer.

Research: Stronger Links Between Interpersonal Trauma and Alcohol Use for Women than Men

Research: Stronger Links Between Interpersonal Trauma and Alcohol Use for Women than Men

November 4, 2015

In a recent issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors, co-authors Seung Bin Cho, Ph.D., a Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychiatry postdoctoral fellow, and University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics assistant professor Erin Berenz, Ph.D., utilized data from the Spit 4 Science research project to illuminate relationships between trauma before and during college and alcohol consumption.

Behind the Numbers: Examining Social Norms Around Alcohol, Substance Use and Sex at VCU

Behind the Numbers: Examining Social Norms Around Alcohol, Substance Use and Sex at VCU

November 3, 2015

Does it ever seem like everyone else has all of the fun? Has that kind of thinking ever influenced your decisions around alcohol, substance use or sex?