What we aim to accomplish

  • Encourage multidisciplinary collaboration among scientists studying nicotine and tobacco use at Wayne State University and in the broader academic community (e.g., Karmanos).
  • Provide a venue for nicotine and tobacco researchers to present their research to others.
  • Provide opportunities for trainees to connect with experts in the field with the goal of obtaining scientific training.
  • Heighten the profile of nicotine and tobacco research by showcasing a wide variety of studies and scientific programs to the broader community.
  • Allow students from varying fields and backgrounds to learn and understand the effects of nicotine and tobacco and to provide an outlet for them to conduct their own research.

What we do at the center

  • Research presentations, including: 1) researchers from WSU; 2) trainees (PhD students, post-docs, junior faculty) of WSU researchers; 3) non-addiction researchers from WSU; and 4) invited speakers from other institutions.
  • Regular updates of faculty of members' research activities, and opportunities (e.g., funding, publishing, training).
  • Foster collaboration among faculty to create opportunities for trainees (e.g., post-doctoral fellowships; training and student research grants).
  • Outreach to the broader community including various groups and the media to broaden the reach and profile of the work being done at the university.

To find out more about our Division, contact our Director, Dr. David Ledgerwood at dledgerw@med.wayne.edu; 313-993-1380.