TCORS: Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

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Recent Events

CAsToR Webinar with Ben Apelberg and Mitch Zeller: A Conversation about the Use of Computational Models in Tobacco Regulation
DATE: Thu May 30, 2024

Dr. Ben Apelberg will provide brief remarks on how tobacco modelers can make their work as valuable and practical as possible for tobacco regulatory authorities. Mitch Zeller will provide commentary on Dr. Apelberg’s remarks, and both speakers will then participate in a discussion. Questions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged. Registration is required. All registrants must be approved by CAsToR to join this webinar. Questions? Please contact Molly Coeling at mcoeling@umich.edu.

SPEAKERS: Ben Apelberg, PhD, MHS (Deputy Director, Office of Science, U.S. FDA) and Mitch Zeller, JD (Former Director, Center for Tobacco Products, U.S. FDA)
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CAsToR Individual Development Plan
DATE: Tue Apr 30, 2024
Create your personalized career development plan. An IDP is a communication tool to support setting and reaching professional goals in collaboration with your mentor(s). In this workshop, you will: • Create an IDP using a self-assessment process and template developed specifically for CAsToR trainees & junior investigators (general skills, TRS competencies, and tobacco modeling competencies for modelers or modeling collaborators)
• Establish career and research goals
• Create a roadmap to reach your goals This workshop is open to CAsToR trainees & junior investigators only. All CAsToR trainees & junior investigators are encouraged to participate. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, April 30th from 12-1:30pm ET. Registration is required. Please register by Friday, April 26th. We will ask that you complete a portion of the self-assessment ahead of time.
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ella August
CAsToR Workshop: AI Tools for Information Seeking
DATE: Thu Apr 18, 2024

This workshop will orient participants to AI tools that can be used for information seeking and summarizing literature, such as: • Recognizing strengths and challenges of using AI in literature searching
• Learning best practices for avoiding incorrect or misleading information
• Understanding how to evaluate AI tools for information seeking There will also be some hands-on exploration! This workshop is open to all CAsToR-affiliated individuals. To participate, please register here by Thursday, April 11th. For more information, please contact Molly Coeling at mcoeling@umich.edu.

SPEAKERS: Tyler Nix, MS (Associate Director of Research & Informatics, UM Taubman Health Sciences Library) and Judy Smith, MS (Informationist, UM Taubman Health Sciences Library)
Developing the Approach Section for Tobacco Regulatory Science Proposals
DATE: Tue Apr 02, 2024

Panelists will each provide a brief presentation on developing the Approach section in the context of TRS proposals. There will be sufficient time for Q & A, and registrants will be offered the opportunity to submit questions prior to the event. This event is open to all TRS investigators. Registration is required. Please register by Friday, March 29th. For more information, please contact Molly Coeling at mcoeling@umich.edu.

SPEAKERS: Dr. Stephanie Land (Program Director & Statistician, NIH National Cancer Institute, Behavioral Research Program, Tobacco Control Research Branch) and Dr. Adam Leventhal (Director, Institute for Addiction Science, University of Southern California) and Dr. Jamie Tam (Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, Yale School of Public Health)
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2024 IHPI Director's Lecture: “Reflections on Health Disparities Science” with Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
DATE: Fri Mar 08, 2024

Join IHPI Director John Ayanian, MD, MPP, for a conversation with National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Director, Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD. Dr. Pérez-Stable is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He oversees NIMHD’s annual budget to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research. NIMHD conducts and supports research programs to advance knowledge and understanding of health disparities, identify mechanisms to improve minority health and reduce health disparities, and develop effective interventions to reduce health disparities in community and clinical settings. Please visit the event web page for registration and more information.

SPEAKERS: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. (Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities)
Should ChatGPT be your next co-author? Considerations for GenAI and academic authorship
DATE: Thu Jan 25, 2024
In this workshop, Dr. Ella August will cover key considerations for using Generative AI in academic authorship, including: • How and why researchers have been using ChatGPT in academic writing
• Writing papers pre-ChatGPT
• Writing papers post-ChatGPT
• Professional and ethical standards
• Privacy considerations
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ella August
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Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) 3.0 Inaugural Event
DATE: Thu Oct 05, 2023
Slides for Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) 3.0 Inaugural EventRecognizing the second round of NIH funding, Twenty Million Dollars, 2023-2028View slides for this event
SPEAKERS: Lynda Lisabeth, Sr. Associate Dean, UM School of Public Health and Eric Fearon, Director, UM Rogel Cancer Center and Helen Meissner, Director, Tobacco Regulatory Science Program and Denise Anthony, Chair, Health Mgt & Policy and Belinda Needham, Chair, Epidemiology and David Mendez, PI, University of Michigan and David Levy, PI, Georgetown University and Rafael Meza, PI, BC Cancer Research Institute and Ritesh Mistry, Co-Investigator, UM and Kenneth Warner, Co-Investigator, UM