The Prevention and Methodology Training Program (PAMT)

PAMT traineesThe interdisciplinary Prevention and Methodology Training Program (PAMT) trains pre-doctoral graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in prevention science and statistical methodology. PAMT is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse through a T32 grant to two well-established and vibrant research centers at Penn State: the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the Methodology Center. PAMT's purpose is to produce scientists trained in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology, and it offers 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. 

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Featured Trainee: Eric Layland

Eric LaylandEric Layland, a graduate student in Human Development and Family Studies, is mentored by Drs. Linda Caldwell and Nilam Ram. He works with his mentors on HealthWise South Africa, a leisure-focused, school-based prevention program targeting substance use and HIV/AIDS transmission. Eric received a grant from the Africana Research Center at Penn State to collect data among high school dropouts in the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Postdoctoral Opportunity

job openings

PAMT has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher. The post-doc will work with two mentors in the field and will be involved in ongoing projects with the opportunity to publish.

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Contact Information

For more information about PAMT, contact Dr. Bethany Bray, the Associate Training Director.

Bethany Bray

(814) 865-1225