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Fifth Annual Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Invited Speaker Series

The Fifth Annual Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) Invited Speaker Series Panel Discussion, hosted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health’s Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, will take place on Feb. 8 at the Texas Medical Association, 401 West 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. The reception (with light snacks) will be held from 9-9:30 a.m. CST and the panel discussion and Q&A session will take place from 9:30-11 a.m. CST.

This year’s speakers are Dr. Lois Biener (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Dr. Lisa Henriksen (Stanford University), Dr. Brian King (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Dr. Connie Pechmann (UC-Irvine Paul Merage School of Business), and Dr. Jerome Williams (Rutgers University).

Registration is open here.

The annual Texas TCORS Invited Speaker Series features prominent researchers from the emerging cross-disciplinary field of tobacco regulatory science. The lecture is an opportunity for interested professionals, policymakers, researchers, students, and the public to learn from and interact with experts in the field.


The passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009 gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products in order to protect public health. In association with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the FDA has funded 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). The 14 Centers address a variety of tobacco-related issues, including epidemiology, economics, toxicology, constituents, and marketing.

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