Dr. Joshua Langberg and his doctoral student, Melissa Dvorsky, will be receiving a $249,000 grant from Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects (VYTP) to fund Melissa’s dissertation work. Their project Factors Against Tobacco Use During the Transition to College for Adolescents With and Without ADHD will follow 150 adolescents (75 with ADHD) across the transition from high school to college to evaluate promotive and protective factors that may buffer the risks for tobacco use.
VCU serves as the coordinating center for the VYTP Research Coalition, through the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, and coalition activities to date have included a small grants program, four major statewide research conferences, annual coalition meetings, and targeted funding of multi-university sponsored research projects. In addition to VCU, other participating research institutions currently include: George Mason University, James Madison University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and The College of William and Mary. Investigators at these Virginia institutions have made significant progress on issues related to youth tobacco use. In seeking answers to questions about youth tobacco use, the VYTP Research Coalition is proud to be a leader in Virginia’s effort to reduce the harm of tobacco.