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.