TCORS – Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science Fellowship

Penn State Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science is a sustained transdisciplinary initiative between the Colleges of Medicine (COM) and Health and Human Development (HHD) to create a competency-based multidisciplinary Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science that will leverage the infra-structure, curriculum, and faculty in one of the largest public universities in the nation with an outstanding reputation for preparing and advancing the next generation of clinical and basic scientists. Penn State University is one of the 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) created across the country by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to inform tobacco regulatory activities. 

Penn State TCORS:

  • NIH fellowships in tobacco regulatory science
  • Inform the US FDA in the development and evaluation of science based tobacco product regulations
  • Evaluate the harm associated with "modified risk tobacco products" using clinical and laboratory studies
  • Focus on studies of reduced nicotine content in humans
  • Qualified individual should have a strong interest in the area of tobacco regulation
  • Ideal candidates will have a background in addictions or nicotine research, be well organized, have experience with working in a multidisciplinary team and good writing skills
  • TCORS scholars will complete a 6-credit tobacco regulatory sciences specific component taught on-site and the PSU World Campus platform
  • Scholars will participate in monthly seminars

Postdoctoral Research Fellows - Two postdoctoral research positions are available to work with Drs. Jonathan Foulds and Joshua Muscat in the TCORS at Penn State College of Medicine campus in Hershey, PA. Qualified individuals should hold a doctorate in psychology, epidemiology, public health, or related fields relevant to or with interest in the area of tobacco addiction in humans. For more information click here.

Predoctoral Fellowships - Two second year pre-doctoral students are being recruited for the 2014-2015 academic year at the Penn State main University Park campus.  Two additional pre-doctoral positions will be available for the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information click here.

Please contact Carol LaRegina, claregin@phs.psu.edu or Dr. Teresa Kern, tkern@psu.edu regarding any questions about the TCORS Training Program.