Author Archives: Katie Kolls
Byron awarded NIH grant to develop health communication for dual users of e-cigarettes and cigarettes
Justin Byron, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, has been awarded a K01 Career Development Grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The five-year project is titled will develop and test communication campaign messages to encourage dual users of e-cigarettes and cigarettes to … Continued
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