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Tobacco Control Grants

Web-Based Smoking Cessation Program for Tribal College Students

• Won Choi (PI): R01 CA174481, 04/01/13 - 03/31/18
• NIH/National Cancer Institute
In this study, we will adapt and test a culturally tailored internet-based smoking cessation (I-ANBL) program based on ANBL, which was developed through CBPR methods. For the current proposal, we will conduct an individual randomized controlled trial (N=242) to test the effectiveness of an internet-based culturally tailored smoking cessation program (I-ANBL) in a tribal college student population.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Lisa Sanderson Cox, Preventive Medicine
  • Christine Daley, Family Medicine
  • Babalola Faseru, Preventive Medicine
  • Allen Greiner, Family Medicine
  • Niaman Nazir, Preventive Medicine
  • Outside Collaborators: Sean Daley, Johnson County Community College

Culturally Tailored Smoking Cessation for American Indians

• Won Choi (PI): R01 CA141618, 09/01/09 - 07/31/14
• NIH/National Cancer Institute
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a culturally-tailored smoking cessation program, "All Nations Breath of Life," in American Indians living in Kansas and Oklahoma using a group randomized design.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Christine Daley, Family Medicine
  • Allen Greiner, Family Medicine
  • Niaman Nazir, Preventive Medicine
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine
  • Henry Yeh, Biostatistics
  • Outside Collaborators: Laura Beebe, University of Oklahoma

Disease Management for Smokers in Rural Primary Care

• Edward Ellerbeck (PI): R01 CA101963, 07/09/03 - 01/31/14
• NIH/National Cancer Institute
This grant will allow us to create a registry of 750 smokers in 20 primary care practices and examine the impact of a long-term disease management program for smoking cessation.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Lisa Sanderson Cox, Preventive Medicine
  • John Keighley, Biostatistics
  • Niaman Nazir, Preventive Medicine
  • Kimber Richter, Preventive Medicine
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine

Understanding Disparities in Quitting in African American and White Smokers

• Nikki Nollen (PI): R01 DA031815, 05/01/12 - 04/30/17
• NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
The major goals are to 1) examine varenicline for smoking cessation among AA and White smokers and 2) examine how smoking, psychological, treatment process, and biological factors explain the relationship between race/ethnicity and cotinine-verified 7-day abstinence at month 6 in AA and White smokers.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Lisa Sanderson Cox, Preventive Medicine
  • Matthew Mayo, Biostatistics

Outside Collaborators:

  • Neal Benowitz, University of California San Francisco
  • Rachel Tyndale, University of Toronto
  • Jasjit Ahluwalia, University of Minnesota

Studies of Reward Processing in Nicotine Addiction and Obesity

• Laura Martin (PI): R00 DA025153, 09/15/10 - 07/31/14
• NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Our goal is to examine neural responses during impulsive decision-making in nicotine addicted, obese and healthy groups using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).


Optimizing Treatment for Brazilian Smokers through Community Based Primary Care

• Kimber Richter/Ana Paula Cupertino (PIs): R03 TW008723, 07/20/10 - 06/30/14
• NIH - Fogarty
The purpose of this project is to describe and enhance tobacco treatment offered through Brazilian community-based primary care clinics. It involves collaborating with community-based primary care clinics to develop a representative registry of smokers, gather health care provider perspectives on the opportunities and challenges related to providing tobacco treatment, and developing and pilot testing an intervention to address barriers and optimize treatment.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Edward Ellerbeck, Preventive Medicine
  • Jonathan Mahnken, Biostatistics
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine

Outside Collaborators:

  • Oscarina da Silva Ezequiel, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Increasing Post-discharge Follow Up among Hospitalized Smokers

• Kimber Richter (PI): U01 HL105232, 09/20/10 - 05/31/14
• NIH
Our objective in this application is to determine the relative effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness, of warm handoff versus fax referral in linking hospitalized smokers with quitline services at discharge. Outcomes include a) enrollment in quitline services, cessation outcomes, and cost-effectiveness.

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Edward Ellerbeck, Preventive Medicine
  • Babalola Faseru, Preventive Medicine
  • Niaman Nazir, Preventive Medicine
  • Theresa Shireman, Preventive Medicine

Outside Collaborators:

  • Beatrice Carlini, University of Washington
  • Kristopher Preacher, Vanderbilt University

Development of Hospital Employee and Inpatient Smoking Cessation Service

• Contract: University of Kansas Hospital, UKanQuit at KUMED
• Kimber Richter (PI),
09/01/06 - 08/31/14
This ongoing contract is for bedside smoking cessation consulting service for hospital inpatients. Other activities include a) developing standing orders for inpatient pharmacotherapy, b) developing a hospital policy for addressing tobacco among patients, c) evaluating performance on National Hospital Quality Management (JCAHO) scores for smoking counseling for inpatients admitted with MI, CHF, and pneumonia

KUMC Collaborators:

  • Edward Ellerbeck, Preventive Medicine
  • Babalola Faseru, Preventive Medicine

Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award, Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program

• Richard Barohn (PI): UL1TR000001/TR000119/, 06/01/11 - 02/29/16
• NIH

The Impact of Exercise on Brain Responses to Smoking Cues
• Laura Martin (PI): 03/01/13 - 02/28/14
The goal of this project is to identify brain responses to smoking cues in light smokers. Achieving this objective will provide an understanding of smoking reward among light smokers. We will test the working hypothesis that light smokers are more responsive to smoking cues than non-smoking cues.

Moderate Intensity Exercise as an Adjunct to Smoking Cessation Treatment for African American Women
• Nikki Nollen (PI): 03/01/13 - 02/28/14
The objective of this project is to develop and pilot a moderate intensity exercise program (150 min/week) that obtains high rates of exercise adherence and facilitates quitting when delivered as an adjunct to our standard 7-week smoking cessation intervention (bupropion and behavioral counseling) for AA women.


Tobacco Control Network among Women in Parana, Brazil

• Isabel Scarinci (PI, University of Alabama at Birmingham): R01 TW009272, 08/01/12 - 07/31/17
• NIH - Fogarty
The overall goal of this renewal is three-fold: (1) to continue to sustain and strengthen the network; (2) to conduct a group randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a theory-based, culturally- and gender- relevant Community Health Worker intervention for Brazilian women "light smokers" that will augment the smoking cessation programs offered through the public health system; and (3) to expand our current Career Development and Research Training Program to the other two major tobacco growing states in order to develop a cadre of well-trained researchers who will continue to develop and implement gender-relevant comprehensive tobacco control strategies at all levels

  • Department Role: Ana Paula Cupertino, PI of Subaward


Development, Evaluation, and Implementation of Innovations for Tobacco and Alcohol (Desenvolvimento, Avaliação e Implementação de Inovações para Tabaco e Álcool)

• Telmo Ronzani (PI, Federal Unviersity of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil): 12/01/12 - 12/01/15
• National Council of Science and Technology Development, Brazil
This is a three-year program from Brazil's "Science Without Frontiers" initiative that funds intensive research exchanges between research teams within Brazil and senior investigators abroad. The collaboration will occur between Dr. Richter's research team at KUMC, Dr. Bia Carlini at the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and Dr. Telmo Ronzani's research team at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project will implement and evaluated KUMC's UKanQuit hospital tobacco treatment service in a Brazilian academic medical center. The project will also adapt Dr. Carlini's work with internet and phone-based behavior change interventions to address tobacco and alcohol in Brazil. The project funds research, student training, and investigator research exchange.

  • Department Role: Kimber Richter, Special Visiting Professor

Varenicline Smoking Cessation Treatment for Methadone Maintenance Patients

• Shadi Nahvi (PI, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY): K23 DA025736, 09/01/10 - 08/31/15
• NHI/National Institute on Drug Abuse
The objective of this application is to evaluate varenicline as a cessation aid and to explore methods for ensuring adherence to varenicline to optimize cessation outcomes.

  • Department Role: Kimber Richter, Mentor

Developing a Smoking Cessation Intervention for Methadone Maintained Smokers

• Nina Cooperman (PI, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ): K23 DA025049, 09/01/09-08/31/14
• NHI/National Institute on Drug Abuse
The objective of this application is to better help methadone maintained smokers quit smoking and maintain tobacco abstinence. Aims include: (1) to determine the structure and elements of smoking cessation treatment that will help methadone maintained smokers quit smoking and maintain long-term tobacco abstinence; (2) to develop a manual for a tailored, intensive smoking cessation intervention for methadone maintained smokers; and (3) to pilot and evaluate in a small randomized controlled trial the immediate and long-term effects of a tailored, intensive smoking cessation intervention for methadone maintained smokers.

  • Department Role: Kimber Richter, Mentor

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
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