Pilot Grant Program

The Ohio State University Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (OSU-CERTS) seeks to expand the scope of research being conducted by OSU-CERTS through our annual competitive pilot grant program.  This program will support exploration of new ideas, pursue novel research, and provide funding for time-sensitive research related to emerging tobacco-related products and issues in the field of tobacco research. Pilot grants must focus on a FDA Center for Tobacco Products research interest area.  The pilot grant program is part of the OSU-CERTS Development/Pilot Research Core.   

Funded 2016-2017 Pilot Grants

A Study of the Environmental Influences of Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Among Incoming Freshmen
Project Leader: Megan Roberts, PhD

Mouth and Lung Microbiome in Relation to Tobacco Use
Project Leader: Peter Shields, MD

OSU-CERTS Project 3: Biomarker Pilot Study among Adult Urban and Rural Tobacco Product Users
Project Leader: Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD


Funded 2015-2016 Pilot Grants 

Effects of Electronic Cigarette Use on the Human Lung
Project Leader: Min-Ae Song, PhD

Using Functional Neuroimaging to Assess the Reward-Value of Flavored Tobacco Product Advertisements in Adolescents
Project Leader: Dylan Wagner, PhD


Funded 2014-2015 Pilot Grants 

Comprehension of Health Risks in More and Less Arousing Affective Contexts: Appalachian Sample
Project Leader: Ellen Peters, PhD

Content Analysis and Legal Review of Online E-Cigarette Advertising from Manufacturers, Retailers and Affiliates
Project Leaders: Elizabeth Klein, PhD & Micah Berman, JD

Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on the Oral Microbiome
Project Leader: Purnima Kumar, BDS, MDS, PhD 

Questions? Please contact:

Karen Ahijevych, PhD
OSU-CERTS Developmental/Pilot Research Core Director
ahijevych.1@osu.edu

The Ohio State University, Center of Excellence for Regulatory Tobacco Science (OSU-CERTS), is supported by grant number P50CA180908 from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The content in this website is solely the responsibility of OSU-CERTS and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the Food and Drug Administration.