Creating a New Generation of Researchers

The Center is committed to developing the next generations of prevention scientists. We offer both pre- and post-doctoral training programs that provide collaboration with experienced mentors and support a student’s pathway to become an independent researcher. In addition, we administer two training grants.

Prevention And Methodology Training (PAMT) Program

Together with the Methodology Center , we oversee the interdisciplinary Prevention and Methodology Training Program (PAMT), which trains pre-doctoral graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in prevention science and statistical methodology. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, PAMT presents a unique opportunity for highly motivated pre- and post-doctoral researchers to continue their training in a synergistic environment that includes some of the top prevention scientists and methodologists in the country. To apply, visit the PAMT application page.

Training Interdisciplinary Educational Scientists (TIES) Program

We are also one of four interdisciplinary research centers—along with Child Study Center, the Children, Youth, and Families Consortium and Methodology Center— at Penn State that support the TIES program. TIES is a federally funded program that prepares scientists with expertise in the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at promoting literacy and social/emotional competence in children and youth.  For more information, visit the TIES webpage.

Prevention Fellows

The Center provides graduate fellowships to students and post-docs who have recently completed their Ph.D. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide students who are specializing in the area of preventive intervention research with opportunities to develop their research skills and to gain experience in developing, testing and implementing programs.

A list of Past Graduate and Postdoctoral Prevention Fellows can be found here.