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14 ‘tobacco centers of regulatory science’ created by two US agencies

| September 24, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded up to $53 million “to fund tobacco-related research in fiscal year 2013 to create 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS),” according to a note posted on the NIH website.

“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 NIH said.

“Using designated funds from [the] FDA, TCORS will be coordinated by [the] NIH’s Office of Disease Prevention, directed by David M. Murray, Ph.D., and administered by three NIH institutes—the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. …

“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 NIH piece is at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2013/od-19.htm.

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