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American Heart Association TCORS Funding Opportunity

The American Heart Association Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science invites you to apply for funding opportunities for eligible Pilot projects (cycle of Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2015).

As a part of an on-going partnership, the FDA and NIH recently established 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) for tobacco-related research. TCORS is a first-of-its-kind program of tobacco regulatory science, designed to generate research to inform the regulation of tobacco products to protect public health and train the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists.

The American Heart Association is one of the 14 recipients of this grant (The American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center: A-TRAC). A-TRAC is focused on assessing the effects of tobacco products on cardiovascular health and disease, as well as communication and marketing approaches related to the use, distribution and sale of tobacco products and intervention strategies suitable for cessation of tobacco product use in both general and minority populations.

Please visit the program description for details about the application process. All applications will be submitted using Grants@HeartThe deadline for submitting pilot project applications is August 22, 2014. For any additional information about A-TRAC, visit Anshula Kesh or call 214.706.1031.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of an on-going interagency partnership, awarded a total of up to $53 million to fund tobacco-related research in fiscal year 2013 to create 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS).

Despite decades of work to reduce tobacco use in the United States, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease. A new, first-of-its-kind regulatory science tobacco program, TCORS is designed to generate research to inform the regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.

The TCORS program brings together investigators from across the country to aid in the development and evaluation of tobacco product regulations. Each TCORS application identified a targeted research goal. Taken together, the TCORS sites will increase knowledge across the full spectrum of basic and applied research on tobacco and addiction. The program also provides young investigators with training opportunities to ensure the development of the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists.

The American Heart Association is one of the 14 centers to receive funding from the TCORS grant. As a result of this grant, the AHA Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) has been formed. 

 
  
 
Visit the NIH Website for more information about TCORS.


 
 
TCORS Map of Participating Institutions. For more information, visit http://prevention.nih.gov/tobacco/tcors.aspx