Welcome to the ADHD Clinic at UNCG

About TRAC

 

 

The Trajectories Related to ADHD in College (TRAC) Project is a 5-year NIMH funded R01 longitudinal investigation that is being conducted at three primary sites (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Lehigh University, and the University of Rhode Island). The purpose of TRAC is to examine the developmental trajectories of ADHD and its associated features and functional impairments among a sample of 456 first-year college students with and without ADHD between 18 and 25 years of age. Each student is evaluated annually across multiple domains addressing behavioral, emotional, social, executive, educational, and vocational functioning.

Our first cohort of 219 participants began in the fall of 2012 and 82% of this group recently completed its fourth and final annual assessment.  Our second cohort of 237 participants began in the fall of 2013 and currently is undergoing its fourth and final assessment. All data collection will be completed at the end of the spring semester in 2017.

​Although there recently has been an increase in research examining college students with ADHD, the TRAC project is the first of its kind study to examine this population longitudinally from their initial entry into college.  As such, TRAC is well positioned to provide the field with a greater understanding of the various risk and protective factors that serve to determine which students with ADHD will be successful over time and which ones will not.  Such information can then be used to inform the clinical assessment and treatment of students on college campuses who present with ADHD and various co-occurring concerns.