Grants, Awards & Funding Opportunities

Paola Gilsanz was recently awarded a Ruth L. Krischstein National Serve Award (F31) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to examine the link between depressive symptoms and incident stroke under the supervision of Dr. Ichiro Kawachi and Dr. Maria Glymour. F31’s are granted by NIH and applications for the next funding cycle are due April 8th 2012.

The Center for Global Tobacco Control is proud to announce a gift from Mr. Jim Crystal of the Rockefeller Financial Corporation to support a major tobacco control conference in Israel in 2012. The Center is excited about this opportunity to bring together tobacco experts in Israel and the region to advance the country’s tobacco control efforts. Professor Gregory Connolly traveled to the country in 2011 to participate in the passing of one of the most comprehensive tobacco control legislation in the region. Now is the time to ensure that critical enforcement mechanisms are enforced. The Center is confident that the conference will pave the way for Israel becoming a model nation for the region.

Rima Rudd, who will be a visiting professor in the Medical Faculty at the University of Adelaide this spring, received a prestigious fellowship from the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation to support her health literacy work in Australia. Dr. Rudd will be leading forums and seminars with medical and dental faculties, with the Royal Women’s Hospital, and with the local and national public health sectors in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney to support health literacy initiatives and research. She also has health literacy policy work scheduled with the New Zealand government and with a workforce development and literacy group in Wellington and Auckland before her return.