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 credited tobacco regulatory science curriculum
  • Scholars will participate in monthly seminars

Predoctoral Trainees - one pre-doctoral student is being recruited for the 2015-2016 academic year at the Penn State University Park campus.

Postdoctoral Fellowships – Two post-doctoral research positions are currently being recruited to work at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) at the Penn State College of Medicine campus in Hershey, PA.

Please contact Teresa Kern, regarding any questions about the TCORS Training Program.