Welcome to the Tobacco center of regulatory science at USC

The University of Southern California’s Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (USC TCORS) for Vulnerable Populations is one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science in the U.S. We were created to serve in the production of relevant scientific data to inform the regulatory decision making at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products. Additionally, we are here to educate and train the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists. Community Advisory Board | Scientific Advisory Board

Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS)
An Overview

The TCORS are expected to demonstrate research excellence and leadership in tobacco regulatory science that will contribute to the science base that FDA will use to develop meaningful product regulation, which will in turn reduce the toll of tobacco-related disease, disability, and death in the United States. Essential elements of the TCORS include at least three theoreticallty grounded, strong reseach projects with an integrative them; and Administrative Core and other cores as needed; the abiltiy to cunduct developmental/pilot and time-sensititve research; and a program for career development and training.

co-Programe Directors

Adam Leventhal, Ph.D. Director, Administrative and Project 4

Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D. Director, Administrative and Career Enhancement Core

Cores

Career Enhancement | Population Recruitment | Methods | Pilot Projects |

Opportunities

Tobacco Regulatory Science vs. Tobacco Control

Regulatory Science is the science of developing new tools, standards and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality and performance of (mainly) FDA-regulated products. Similarly, Tobacco Regulatory Science (TRS) is the development and application of a scientific base that will guide the FDA's efforts in the drafting and implementation of regulations on the manufacture, marketing and sale/distribution of the variety of tobacco products, with the goal of protecting public health. TRS, especially with respect to the roles and responsibility of the TCORS does not include an advocacy role. In other words, TCORS are not funded to implement tobacco control activities, but rather to provide scientific evidence to guide the FDA's decision-making process. USC TCORS' aims listed on our 'About: Overview' page identifies the ways in which direct our specific research to inform tobacoo regulation.

Research

Career Enhancement Program

The USC TCORS trains researchers who will be able to carry out studies that support the FDA in its role of reducing the public health...

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Funding Opportunities

The USC TCORS trains researchers who will be able to carry out studies that support the FDA in its role of reducing the public health...

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Events

The USC TCORS trains researchers who will be able to carry out studies that support the FDA in its role of reducing the public health...

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The University of Southern California's Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (USC TCORS) for Vulnerable Populations is one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science in the U.S. We were created to serve in the production of relevant scientific data to inform the regulatory decision making at the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products. Additionally, we are here to educate and train the next generation of tobacco regulatory scientists.

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