The city of Changchun, China has honored a tobacco control expert from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University for her contributions to efforts to reduce smoking rates in the municipality.
Ms. Pam Redmon, executive director of the China Tobacco Control Partnership, received Changchun’s Friendship Award this week during a ceremony in the capital city of Jilin Provence. The city selects only about 10 foreign experts each year for the award to recognize contributions to its economic and social progress.
The China Tobacco Control Partnership, established in 2008, assists Chinese government officials and nonprofit organizations in establishing tobacco control programs in their cities and helps universities create research and tobacco control centers.
Ms. Redmon is also administrative director of the Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (TCORS) at the School of Public Health at Georgia State, which focuses on understanding the human and economic factors that contribute to decision-making regarding the use of tobacco products. The data and results from TCORS research will have direct implications for future regulatory action by the Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health.