The Flint Adolescent Study has been a resource for a variety of training opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral training.
In addition to the 10 dissertations that have used FAS data, training has included 4 NIDA funded summer internship program students, 12 Master’s students (public health education, epidemiology, and biostatistics students), and 7 postdoctoral scholars.
FAS has also been used by many early career faculty to help launch their career. Many have gone on to Division 1 research institutions (e.g., University of Virginia, University of California/Davis, University of Michigan, University of Toronto) in tenure track positions and several have achieved tenure. Many used the data in their dissertation and continued to work on the data in their first position.
One of the postdoctoral scholars used the FAS to develop a successfully funded (NIH Fogerty) longitudinal study of Polish youth called the Warsaw Adolescent Study. Another based her successful K01 application using FAS as the basis for training and new data collection plans in the latter years of the award.
Students and early career faculty have also conducted in-depth face-to-face interviews with selected study participants to obtain qualitative data about their experiences of failures, successes, and resilience in their lives.