BETHESDA, MdTwo components of the National Institutes of Health
will spend about $70 million over 5 years to fund Transdisciplinary
Tobacco Use Research Centers at seven universities. The first
years grants from the National Cancer Institute and the
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will total $14.5 million. In
addition, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has committed another
$14 million over the 5 years.
The overall goal of the program is to find new ways to combat tobacco
use and its consequences. Centers will be established at Brown
University, the University of California, Irvine, the University of
Southern California, Georgetown University, the University of
Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin, and Yale University.