Funders and Partners
The UW Tobacco Studies Program (UW TSP) is currently funded by a non-restricted educational grant from Pfizer Medical Education Group, with additional funding from the the Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) Tobacco Prevention Program. Funding for the current grant cycle began June 1, 2007 and ends August 30, 2011.
The UW TSP was established in 2002, within the UW School of Public Health Department of Health Services, with funding from the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy). UW SPHCM received a three year curriculum development grant (6/02-5/05) and a two year pre-doctoral scholarship grant (6/03-5/05) as part of the Scholarship, Teaching, and Education Program for Tobacco Use Prevention (STEP UP) grant initiative. STEP UP was developed by Legacy in conjunction with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) in order to accomplish three main goals: 1) to increase the number of graduate students and faculty in public health who specialize in tobacco studies and research; 2) to better integrate tobacco-related issues into graduate public health education; and 3) to build capacity and a stronger infrastructure for tobacco-related education in schools of public health while supporting more productive academic/practice linkages on tobacco issues through projects with communities of interest.
Following the STEP UP grant initiative, the UW TSP received funding from the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (DOH TPCP) from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007. Objectives during the 05-07 grant cycle were to continue building an academic program that increases awareness and knowledge of the impact of tobacco on public health, and provide mentorship, training, and financial support to students who wish to develop careers in the field of tobacco control research or practice. The WA DOH TPCP funded the UW TSP and UW SSW Seminar on Health Disparities: The Case of Tobacco from Fall 2007-Spring 2009. The PHSKC Tobacco Prevention Program continues to fund the UW Tobacco Scholars Program.
Further background and accomplishments of the UW TSP, its partners, and participants can be found in:
Savage, S.E. & Halperin, A.C. (2006). Building an academic tobacco control program while forging links with practice: the University of Washington Tobacco Studies Program. Public Health Reports, 121, 529-537.
The following local, private and governmental organizations have provided funding for UW TSP and/or collaborated with the program to provide student internships, speaker support, and/or publicity for the program.
- Washington State Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
- Public Health Seattle-King County, Tobacco Prevention Program
- Pfizer Medical Education Group
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tobacco Prevention and Control
- Tobacco Prevention Resource Center
- Free and Clear, Inc.
- American Legacy Foundation
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Group Health Research Institute
- American Cancer Society
- Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Western Region
- University of Washington Department of Health Services
- Americans for Nonsmokers Rights