Graduate students can become involved in the PANDA Project by working as a research assistant or through an independent study. With approval from Dr. Ohannessian, graduate students also may use the data for their thesis or dissertation. Graduate students working on the project have the opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of the research process. For instance, responsibilities of graduate research assistants include assisting with managing the project and data, coordinating data collection, creating school reports, supervising data entry, data analysis, presenting findings at conferences, and collaborating on manuscripts for publication. Graduate students from the following universities have been involved in the PANDA Project: University of Connecticut, Florida State University, Columbia University, Springfield College, Illinois State University, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, University of Georgia, and the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.