The 50x4Vets Project
Partners: Bowling Green State University, Ohio & Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Project Lead: Dr. Joshua Grubbs, Bowling Green State University
Sponsors: Playtech & DraftKings
Project Aim: The goal of the 50x4Vets program is to address the lack of research and increase the rate of research on treatment for veterans with gambling disorder by 50-times in the next 4 years.
Center Aim: The primary goal of the center is to make the 50+ years of historical (and ongoing) patient data collected at the Cleveland VA usable by researchers to test hypotheses on patient characteristics, clinical interventions, and patient outcomes. The insights produced by the Cleveland VA will identify the best and most affordable interventions which can then be implemented in VA clinics in the US and abroad.
Current Progress: The BGSU center has completed a significant project towards the stated aims. Graduate Student Research Assistants associated with the project have continued their work, with four manuscripts under preparation. The research coordinator hired at the Cleveland VA has begun compiling data from the GTP’s previous treatment history.
Three presentations (2 by Dr. Joshua Grubbs; 1 by Dr. Shane Kraus) were accepted to be presented at the annual conference for the International Center of Responsible Gaming. Five student-led posters were accepted to be presented at the annual conference of the International Center of Responsible Gaming.