Overview of TTURC Partners Initiative

The Partners with Tobacco Use Research Centers (Partners) and the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers (TTURC) programs are a collaborative effort to study new ways of combating tobacco use and nicotine addiction, and to help translate the results and implication of this work for policy makers, practitioners, and the public.

The TTURC initiative has been funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The first round of the TTURCs was funded in 1999; a second round of funding began in 2004.

The Partners National Program Office was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to support tobacco-related policy research and communication activities at the TTURCs. The Partners program, located at the Institute for Health Research and Policy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was funded in 2000, and will continue through December, 2006.

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Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers

The centers that have been funded through the TTURC/Partners program are:

More information about the first round of the TTURCs can be found at www.tturcpartners.com. To learn more about the second round of the TTURCs, visit the NIH TTURC website.

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Communicating Science: Giving Research a Voice

Communicating Science: Giving Research a Voice is a report based on the experiences of the TTURC Partners communications initiative. It is meant to serve as a guide on how to incorporate communications activities and functions into research programs. It is intended for multiple audiences, including researchers, research directors and administrators, funders, policy makers, and practitioners.

For a PDF version of this report, click here.

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Contact Information

Kim Kobus, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Partners with Tobacco Use Research Centers, National Program Office
Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 558, M/C 275
Chicago, IL 60608
kkobus@uic.edu
312-413-4466

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The "Partners with Tobacco Use Research Centers" (Partners) and the "Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers" (TTURC) programs are a collaborative effort to study new ways of combating tobacco use and nicotine addiction, and to help translate the results and implications of this work for policy makers, practitioners, and the public.