Over the past few weeks I've worked with colleagues around campus to learn more about non-medical prescription drug use during high school and college to see if leaving home and coming to school changes how young people relate to prescription drugs.
I collaborated with VIPBG researcher Dr. Nathan Gillespie to explore how twin studies and behavioral genetics have changed the way we look at addiction, especially in public health trends like the Opioid Crisis. Read more on the COBE blog!
This week on the COBE blog we take a look at data from the Quest Grant project that examines whether engagement in clubs, sports and other on-campus activities predicts retention rates and academic performance. Check out the infographic on the COBE blog!
COBE looks to the future of medical interventions with VIPBG researcher Dr. Nathan Gillespie to see how gene sequencing and other new forms of technology will impact how we tailor care to the individual. Give it a read on the COBE blog!
Over the last 20 years, researchers have made huge steps in understanding the relationship between genes, environment and complex traits. While these advances are heralded as leading to a future of improved health outcomes, individuals of minority descent are underrepresented in genetic research and thus are unlikely to benefit equally from advances in genetics.