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


Recently Announced Opportunities

For additional information about Tobacco Regulatory Science Program (TRSP) funding opportunities, visit the TRSP website.

Request For Application for Scholarships: Summer Course on Tobacco Simulation Modeling (Scholarships)
POSTED: Fri Feb 16, 2024
DEADLINE: Fri Apr 26, 2024
The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for a short course on tobacco simulation modeling (EPID 730) to be offered during the University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology (SSE) Program in 2024.
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Selected opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tobacco Regulatory Policy Implementation (Job opening)
POSTED: Mon Nov 20, 2023
The renewed FDA and NCI-funded Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on tobacco regulatory policy implementation and dissemination. The fellow will be housed within one of four CAsToR institutions: the University of Michigan, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Yale University, or Georgetown University. The fellow will serve as a central node of activity for the Policy Analysis and Dissemination Core, a project tasked with increasing the understanding and deepening the interface between tobacco control research and policy implementation. The PAD core’s role is to draw lessons from existing evidence and policies worldwide to provide insights to US policy makers and beyond. We will do this through case studies of tobacco control policies in other jurisdictions, reviewing available literature, and translating academic findings into practice.
Training opportunity in tobacco simulation modeling and American Indian and Alaska Native health (Yale School of Public Health)
POSTED: Wed Sep 27, 2023
Commercial tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities, who have the highest smoking rates of any racial/ethnic group in the US. Tobacco simulation models are being used to evaluate the impact of tobacco control policies and guide decision-making, but they have not yet been developed for American Indian populations. There is a need for modeling research that guides policymaking to reduce tobacco use and improve AIAN health outcomes. The Center for the Assessment for Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) is working in partnership with expert consultants at the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health to meet this need.
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Consideration for Presentation at a Tobacco Online Policy Seminar, TOPS (Call for papers)
POSTED: Wed Sep 09, 2020
The Tobacco Online Policy Seminar (TOPS) is reviewing abstracts/papers for potential selection for future seminar dates. Researchers of all levels are encouraged to submit their research. Submitted papers should use experimental or quasi-experimental variation (i.e., a well-defined counterfactual) to help guide the development of an effective tobacco policy framework. Please submit your research through the TOPS website submission portal. Please indicate whether your presentation will be a workshop, traditional paper presentation, or research agenda overview presentation (i.e., “grand rounds”). Please contact if you have any questions.
Tobacco Online Policy Seminar (TOPS)