The Spring Follow-up Surveys are now available. Past participants, please check your VCU email to access the survey.
To get your payment, please come to the Franklin Street Gym, Room B43 (817 W. Franklin Street), Monday through Friday between 12:30-3:30PM starting after spring break!
Spit4Science is now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 undergraduate research team! Interested in applying? Please click here for more information: Fall 2017 Undergraduate Class Flyer
Spit for Science Undergraduate Research Symposium
Spit for Science Newsletter Spring 2015
Spit for ScienceTM is an effort being led by researchers at VCU to create a unique university-wide research opportunity for VCU students.
The scientific focus of the project is to understand why some people are more likely than others to develop problems associated with the use of alcohol, the use of other substances, and difficulties with emotional health. The project aims to understand how individual genetic predispositions come together with environmental factors to contribute to these outcomes. We know that 1 in 4 people over the age of 18 are affected by substance use or mental health problems. This project is an opportunity for students at VCU to work together with some of the leading researchers in the world in this area to try to understand and prevent these important and widespread problems.
We hope to use the findings from the project to feed back into programming at VCU to benefit our VCU students and community. In addition, there are a number of exciting educational opportunities that stem from having a project like this at VCU. Also, if you are a VCU student but not an eligible participant, there are other ways that you can get involved. Click here to learn more!