- FAMRI Center
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for 46 faculty in 11 departments and all 4 schools at UCSF, as well as colleagues at UC Berkeley and UC Merced. It is part of the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and its membership is congruent with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tobacco Control Program. The Center is also a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control.
The Massachusetts Benchmark Study (MBS) was a large scale study that served to delay policy actions in the state of Massachusetts and ultimately provided no useful information to the scientific community or consumers of tobacco products. In an article published in the Tobacco Control online journal (September 2015), tobacco control researchers Clayton Velicer, MPH, Stella Aguinaga-Bialous, RN, DrPH and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, concluded that regulators should not negotiate with, nor allow, tobacco companies to conduct research as a manner of influencing policy in a way that enables them to provide misleading information. The fact that the MBS design was proposed and published by tobacco companies in response to regulations around the world demonstrates that they used this approach as a way to avoid accurate reporting about the toxicity of tobacco products. Click here to read the full article.
Dorie Apollonio, PhD
UCSF Assistant Adjunct Professor in Clinical Pharmacy
Oct 7 2015 - 10:00am
Jasper Been, MD, PhD, MPH
Erasmus Univ Medical Center - Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Oct 12 2015 - 3:00pm
Intro to Tobacco Control: De-normalization of Smoking and the De-legitimization of the Tobacco Industry
Ruth Malone, PhD, RN
Professor and Chair, UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Oct 15 2015 - 1:00pm