The University of Kentucky recently received a $19 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) to fund a new center on tobacco research. This center, named the Appalachian Tobacco Regulatory Science Team (AppalTRuST), will conduct various research projects that seek to assess the implications of federal policy on disproportionate tobacco use and related health outcomes in Appalachia. 

Two faculty members from the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET), Drs. Shyanika Rose and Delvon Mattingly, are involved with an AppalTRuST project that addresses the marketing of tobacco products among young adults. Dr. Rose will be leading this project while Dr. Mattingly will be offering support in data analysis and manuscript development. Further details about AppalTRuST can be read in a recent article by UKNow.