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September 27, 2002

School Receives Grant To Study Global Tobacco Use

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive one of 14 new research and training grants awarded by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its partners to combat the growing incidence of tobacco-caused illness and death in the developing world. The combined financial commitment from FIC and its NIH partners is approximately $3.8 million for the first year of the five-year awards. Total support will be approximately $20.5 million over the next five years. 

Jonathan Samet, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will collaborate with partners conducting tobacco-control research and training programs at the Chinese Academy of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute of Brazil, and the National Institute for Public Health in Mexico. These programs will focus on an intervention in China to reduce women and children's secondhand smoke exposure at home; a survey on determinants of youth smoking in Brazil; and a study of smoking-attributable deaths and diseases and the associated costs of smoking-related diseases in Mexico. The program will also train future tobacco control leaders in these countries and in Southeast Asia.

NIH Press Release

Public Affairs Media Contacts for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Tim Parsons or Kenna Brigham @ 410-955-6878 or paffairs@jhsph.edu.