Career Enhancement Core


FDA’s tobacco regulatory authority calls for an evidence-based approach that emphasizes protecting public health. This approach differs from pharmaceutical regulation and thus requires differently trained regulatory scientists. The Career Enhancement Core (CEC) continues and expands the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products’ (CSTP’s) program of tobacco regulatory science and research training designed to meet FDA and NIH needs. The CEC offers an updated graduate course on tobacco regulatory science, educates pre- and post-doctoral appointees, engages investigators new to tobacco regulation and integrates tobacco regulatory science into two existing international programs that train scientists and policymakers. Taken together, all of these activities support the CSTP and will build on the CSTP’s history of producing an experienced cadre of tobacco regulatory scientists ready for productive careers in academia, government and other areas.

If you have an interest in applying for one of the Center’s predoctoral or postdoctoral positions, please contact Dr. Alison Breland at

CSTP Scientific Meetings (Seminar Series)

The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products sponsors a multidisciplinary seminar series focused on a broad range of regulatory and methodological issues related to tobacco products. The seminar series is open to the wider university community.

If you would like to receive information about our seminars, please contact Danielle Terrell at

Tobacco Regulatory Science Course

The Center's graduate course "Tobacco Control in the 21st Century: The Role of Regulation and Regulatory Science". For more information, contact Dr. Alison Breland at


This research is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Tobacco Products of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under Award Number U54DA036105. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or the Food and Drug Administration