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UTHealth to Host Lecture and Webinar on Tobacco Regulatory Science

The fourth annual Texas Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) Invited Speaker Series at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin features prominent researchers from the emerging cross-disciplinary field of tobacco regulatory science. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, a professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science. The lecture will be streamed live on Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. CDT here.

Krishnan-Sarin’s lecture, “Youth and e-cigarettes: why are we concerned?” takes place at the Texas Medical Association in Austin. Those who would like to attend in person or watch online should register here.

The lecture is an opportunity for professionals, policymakers, researchers, students, and the public to learn from and interact with experts in the field. The event and reception are free and open to the public.

Details about the lecture:

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(Reception 10-10:30 a.m., lecture 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., audience Q&A 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Location: Texas Medical Association, Thompson Auditorium, 401 W. 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (Metered street parking and hourly garages are available in the area.)

Krishnan-Sarin will also present a webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CDT on “Emerging trends in tobacco and other substance use by youth.” Click here to register for the webinar on Oct. 4.

About Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin

Krishnan-Sarin’s research focuses on developing a bio-behavioral understanding of substance use behaviors in adult and adolescent substance users, with the goal of developing optimal prevention and cessation interventions. In the area of adolescent tobacco use, she has conducted qualitative research including focus groups and surveys to understand patterns and perceptions of the use of tobacco products, clinical trials to develop and test the use of novel behavioral and pharmacological cessation and prevention interventions, and experimental evaluations of behavioral and neural predictors of use and cessation behaviors.

Because of her expertise in youth tobacco use behaviors, Krishnan-Sarin has contributed to the Surgeon General’s Report on “Preventing Tobacco Use among Young People” and also serves as a member of the FDA’s Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee. She is co-PI for the Yale Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science, which is using a multidisciplinary approach to understand the role of flavors in tobacco and nicotine addiction.

Read more here.