The Development/Pilot Research (DPR) Core seeks to expand the scope of research being conducted by the OSU-CERTS by fostering collaborations to identify and address overarching conceptual and methodological issues. To achieve this goal, the DPR Core administers a competitive pilot grant program that supports the exploration of new ideas, pursues novel research, and provides funding for time-sensitive research related to emerging products and issues in the field of tobacco research. The pilot grant program encourages investigators from diverse disciplines to focus on tobacco regulatory science research. Pilot projects must focus on a FDA Center for Tobacco Products research interest area.
Karen Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita, College of Nursing
The Ohio State University