Graduate students can become involved in the PANDA Project by working as a research assistant or through an independent study. With approval from our program director, 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. We currently have students from University of Connecticut working on the project and have previously had graduate students from Springfield College, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University assist with the PANDA project.