Pilot Program Funding

Overview

A required, non-binding letter of intent is due October 16, 2015 (link to letter of intent here).

Applications are due November 30, 2015. Please complete all sections outlined in the template and email the document to Robinn Moyer, rmoyer3@hmc.psu.edu.

 

 TCORS Pilot Awards

• “The effects of electronic cigarettes on cigarette smoking and toxicant exposure in HIV-infected smokers.”  PI: Ping Du, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
• “Developing a bioassay to study electronic cigarette toxicity and inflammation.” PI: Raghu Sinha, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• “The impact of modified tobacco products on estrogen metabolism and oxidative stress.” PI: Yuan-Wan Sun, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • “Nicotine dependence, smoking behaviors, and patterns of electronic cigarette use in a cohort of experienced electronic cigarette users” PI: Ping Du, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
  • “Assessing free radical production and exposure from common flavor additives in both combusted tobacco-products and e-cigarettes” PI: Ryan Elias,PhD,  Associate Professor of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences Penn State University
  • “Pharmacokinetics of Spectrum research cigarettes with reduced nicotine content” PI Helen Kamens, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health, College of Health and Human Development Penn State University
  • “Determining the In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Diketone Flavor Compounds in Electronic Cigarette Aerosols” PI: Kurt Kistler, PhD, Instructor, Chemistry/Eberly College of Science, Penn State Brandywine
  • “Analysis of the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data for emerging tobacco use patterns among adolescents and adults” PI: Guodong Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
  • “The Carcinogenesis Related Effects of E-Cigarettes in Human Oral Cells” PI: Kun-Ming Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • “Do E-Cigarette Components Potentiate Environmental Carcinogens in Promotion of Lung Cancer?” PI: Dhimant Desai, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology
  • “The Effect of Charcoal Filters on Free Radical and Other Toxicants in Mainstream Smoke” PI: Samantha Reilly, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar Penn State TCORS Public Health Sciences and Reema Goel, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar Penn State TCORS Public Health Sciences
  • “Determining the impact of e-cigarette-derived free radicals on oral cancer-related biomarkers” PI: Joshua Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor of Food Science, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Penn State University
  • “E-cigarette Use, Vitamin D and miRNA Biomarkers among Women” PI: Robin Taylor Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences
  • “Determining the effect of e-cigarette vs. tobacco-delivered benzene on changes in inflammatory cytokine expression profile changes” PI: Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pathology
  • “Increased exercise and reduced nicotine content cigarettes in adult smokers” PI: Nengliang Yao, PhD,  Assistant Professor Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine
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