The TRAC (Trajectories Related to ADHD in College) Project is a recently completed 5-year, multi-site NIMH-funded longitudinal investigation of 456 college students with and without ADHD. Dr. Arthur D. Anastopoulos is the lead Principal Investigator, working in collaboration with Principal Investigators Dr. George J. DuPaul at Lehigh University and Dr. Lisa L. Weyandt at the University of Rhode Island. In addition to tracking developmental trajectories as they relate to educational, social, emotional, and vocational outcomes, an important goal of the TRAC Project is to identify factors that can inform the assessment and treatment of ADHD on college campuses.
The ACCESS program was developed and refined as part of the College STAR project. College STAR (Supporting Transition Access and Retention) is a grant-funded UNC System initiative supporting students with learning differences. UNC Greensboro partnered with East Carolina University and Appalachian State University to develop programs to help our campuses become more supportive for students with learning differences such as ADHD, specific learning disorders, and/or executive functioning difficulties. 88 UNC Greensboro students participated in the open clinical trial, made possible by generous funding from the Oak Foundation, the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, and a coalition of Greensboro-area foundations including the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, the Cemala Foundation, the Weaver Foundation, the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, and the Michel Family Foundation.