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SRNT’S TOPIC-DRIVEN NETWORKS: HOW TO PARTICIPATE!

 

SRNT has created eight topic-driven Networks, to promote opportunities for members to interact with one another and to address and influence significant issues in the field of nicotine and tobacco research. All SRNT members are eligible to participate in one or more Networks.

Each Network is led by an Advisory Committee which is tasked with linking the work of that Network across all aspects of SRNT (including membership, journal, conference and website).

The eight networks are Adolescent Tobacco Research Network, Basic Science, Genetics, Global Health, Health Disparities, Public Policy, Trainees, and Treatment. Descriptions of each Network can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

All SRNT members are encouraged to join at least one Network: interact with your colleagues around the world; work on projects that help to advance your particular field of research; and help inform decisions made by SRNT leadership as the organization continues to grow and take on new challenges!

To join a network, go to your membership profile, select the network(s) you would like to join and update your information.

If you have any questions, please email Bruce Wheeler, Executive Director, at bwheeler@srnt.org.

 

NETWORK DESCRIPTIONS

ADOLESCENT TOBACCO RESEARCH NETWORK

Charge: To 1) advance the state of the science in the area of adolescent nicotine and tobacco research, particularly research that informs approaches to adolescent tobacco treatment and cessation, as well as research that addresses methodological issues related to adolescent tobacco research; 2) promote networking among SRNT members whose research focuses on adolescent populations; 3) raise the profile of adolescent research within SRNT; 4) provide guidance to the SRNT Board, committees, and membership as necessary to inform programs or discussions that address adolescents; 5) inform tobacco policy as it relates to adolescents; and 6) promote excellence in adolescent nicotine and tobacco research among graduate students, trainees, and early career scientists in SRNT.Co-Chairs: Suzanne Colby and Robin Mermelstein 

BASIC SCIENCE NETWORK

Charge: To provide an outlet for SRNT members undertaking basic science research to network with one another; to provide guidance to the SRNT Board and committees as necessary to better inform programs and/or discussions that address basic science; to help SRNT advance the field of basic science research globally. Basic Science encompasses any field of study where data are collected and/or analyzed with the intent of understanding the etiology, the mechanisms, or the consequences of tobacco/nicotine use. Co-Chairs: Christie Fowler and Mariella De Biasi

GENETICS NETWORK

Charge: To provide an outlet for SRNT members undertaking genetics research to network with one another; to provide guidance to the SRNT Board and committees as necessary to better inform programs and/or discussions that address genetics; to follow, be updated on and participate in research of genetics of smoking, nicotine dependence, nicotine metabolism, addictions and smoking-related diseases and smoking cessation . Co-Chairs: Marissa Ehringer and Anu Loukola

GLOBAL HEALTH NETWORK

Charge: To support SRNT members working in lower-income countries; to provide guidance to the SRNT Board and committees as necessary to better inform discussions that directly or indirectly address issues related to research and researchers in lower-income countries; and to enhance the overall mission of SRNT by actively promoting and encouraging sustained global involvement in tobacco control science. Co-Chairs:  Carla Berg and Scott McIntosh

HEALTH DISPARITIES NETWORK

Charge:  1) to advance tobacco-related health disparities research; 2) engage researchers of diverse backgrounds, expertise and levels of experience in collaborative disparities-related research efforts  and promote networking among SRNT members working in the field of tobacco-related health disparities; 3) provide guidance to the SRNT Board and committees as necessary to inform issues related to tobacco-related health disparities; and 4) educate the research community on the importance of identifying and addressing tobacco-related health disparities. Co-Chairs: Steve Fu and Norval Hickman

PUBLIC POLICY NETWORK

Charge: To provide an outlet for SRNT members working in the area of public policy to network with one another; to provide guidance to the SRNT Board and committees as necessary to better inform programs and/or discussions that address public policy; to review and recommend to the board policy statements related to legislation, regulation, organizational and/or international issues that focus on or include references to nicotine and tobacco. Co-Chairs:Sara Hitchman and Andrea Villanti

TRAINEE NETWORK

Charge: The mission of the Trainee Network is to facilitate the development of the emerging generation of tobacco scientists. We aim to achieve this by providing training-related resources and networking opportunities for students, post-doctoral trainees, and early stage investigators. Specifically, we have launched a trainee listserv, created a webinar series that addresses training-related needs, and host an annual conference event to promote networking among trainees, as well as between trainees and senior investigators. Co-Chairs: Steve Heishman, Meg Fluharty, and Erika Litvin Bloom

TREATMENT NETWORK

Charge: To provide an outlet for SRNT members who work in tobacco dependence treatment research to network with one another and to provide scientific advice on matters of tobacco dependence treatment and guidance to the SRNT Board and committees as necessary to better inform programs and/or discussions that address treatment of tobacco dependence.  Co-Chairs:  Megan Piper and Lisa Fucito

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