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High Impact Pilot Award

2019 (Cycle 30)
Pilot Investigation of Tobacco and Cannabis Contaminants in an Urban Natural Reserve 2019 (Cycle 30) $602,000
San Diego State University Research Foundation Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Impact of JUUL Use on Lung Physiologic and Immune Health and Systemic Inflammation 2019 (Cycle 30) $567,587
Veterans Medical Research Foundation Pulmonary Disease

Nicotinic Receptor Modulators in Nicotine Dependence 2019 (Cycle 30) $495,000
University of California, Irvine Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

The Role of p53-Ninj2 loop in Tumor Progression and Metastasis 2019 (Cycle 30) $492,239
University of California, Davis Cancer

Analysis of tobacco toxin-genetic interactions through study of the dioxin-AHR pathway 2019 (Cycle 30) $589,712
Stanford University Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Technology-Assisted Motivational Interviewing and Referral Coach: The TAMI Coach 2019 (Cycle 30) $499,418
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

The Use of Virtual Reality to Induce and Assess Nicotine Craving 2019 (Cycle 30) $335,352
University of California, San Diego Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Impact of cigarette smoking on dental pulp mesenchymal stem cells mediated tissue regeneration 2019 (Cycle 30) $500,849
University of the Pacific Oral Disease and Dental Health

A validated second hand smoking exposure model for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) 2019 (Cycle 30) $479,770
University of California, Irvine Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Effects of tobacco and e-cigarettes on heart repair and regeneration 2019 (Cycle 30) $678,000
Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Secondhand smoke, past smoking, diet, novel biomarkers and breast cancer metastasis. 2019 (Cycle 30) $602,000
San Diego State University Research Foundation Cancer

Understanding the mechanisms of perineural invasion in oral cancer 2019 (Cycle 30) $499,510
University of California, San Francisco Oral Disease and Dental Health

Role of the E3 ubiquitin ligase RNF125 in pancreatic cancer 2019 (Cycle 30) $780,000
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Cancer

Quantitative and Scalable Tumor Growth Map for Complex Genotypes in Lung Cancer 2019 (Cycle 30) $626,000
Stanford University Cancer

The Effects of Electronic Hookah on Endothelial Cell Function: The Role of Nicotine 2019 (Cycle 30) $498,419
University of California, Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

2019 (Cycle 29)
VIP smoking cessation intervention for adults with serious mental illness 2019 (Cycle 29) $495,156
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Combination immuno and metabolic therapy for early-stage lung adenocarcinoma 2019 (Cycle 29) $499,756
University of California, Los Angeles Cancer

Reducing Disparities by Integrating Tobacco Cessation into HIV Care 2019 (Cycle 29) $497,790
University of California, San Diego Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

The Effect of Combined Tobacco and Marijuana Use on Pulmonary Function: A Pilot Study 2019 (Cycle 29) $586,820
University of California, San Francisco Pulmonary Disease

A digital mixed methods evaluation of university tobacco-free policies 2019 (Cycle 29) $540,733
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation State and Local Tobacco Control Policy Research

Impact of Smoking on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms 2019 (Cycle 29) $488,330
University of California, Irvine Cancer

Mechanistic basis of arrhythmogenic cardiac alternans following tobacco smoke exposure 2019 (Cycle 29) $500,000
University of California, Davis Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

The role of Eukaryotic Translation Elongation Factor 1 Alpha 2 in cardiac function and disease 2019 (Cycle 29) $498,058
University of California, San Diego Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Smoking in Bipolar Disorder: Contribution of Sensory and Cognitive Brain Functions and Genomics 2019 (Cycle 29) $498,582
University of California, Irvine Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

Engineered Proteins to Reverse Chitin Buildup and Fibrotic Lung Disease 2019 (Cycle 29) $494,868
University of California, San Francisco Pulmonary Disease

Tobacco cessation and prevention for underserved Arab Americans: A pilot study 2019 (Cycle 29) $635,235
PIRE California, Inc. Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Social Media-based Treatment: Engaging Sexual and Gender Minority Smokers 2019 (Cycle 29) $499,397
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Digital Surveillance to Identify Alternative & Emerging Tobacco Industry Mobilization and Influence 2019 (Cycle 29) $495,186
University of California, San Diego State and Local Tobacco Control Policy Research

Promoting Tumor Suppressor Activity in Pancreatic Cancer 2019 (Cycle 29) $498,469
University of California, San Diego Cancer

Evaluating a protocol for the removal of thirdhand smoke in homes of former smokers 2019 (Cycle 29) $493,225
University of California, Berkeley Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

A Novel Mouse Model of Thirdhand Smoke-Induced Childhood Leukemia 2019 (Cycle 29) $542,378
University of California, San Francisco Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Understanding how submucosal gland myoepithelial cells respond to cigarette smoke 2019 (Cycle 29) $499,678
University of California, Los Angeles Cancer

Mitigating pro-inflammatory non-agonist molecules from tobacco smoke 2019 (Cycle 29) $482,840
University of California, Los Angeles Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Models for prospective studies of marijuana's cardiac effects 2019 (Cycle 29) $499,316
University of California, San Francisco Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Immune mechanisms of FLASH radiotherapy: a new paradigm for lung cancer cure 2019 (Cycle 29) $628,421
Stanford University Cancer

Novel Pharmacotherapy Approaches in Smokers with Serious Mental Illness 2019 (Cycle 29) $498,794
University of California, San Diego Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Do E-Cigarettes Increase Risk for Sudden Death? Focus on the QT Interval 2019 (Cycle 29) $497,148
University of California, Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

2019 (Cycle 28)
Local Cannabis Regulation: What have we learned from tobacco 2019 (Cycle 28) $455,992
Public Health Institute State and Local Tobacco Control Policy Research

Randomized Crossover Clinical Trial of Unfiltered Cigarettes 2019 (Cycle 28) $660,403
San Diego State University Research Foundation Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Dissecting Cardiovascular Effects of E-Cigarettes 2019 (Cycle 28) $535,618
University of California, Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Deciphering p53 Programs in Lung Cancer Suppression 2019 (Cycle 28) $611,377
Stanford University Cancer

CONNECT: Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Screening 2019 (Cycle 28) $499,241
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Evaluating Relationship of Cannabis use & Tobacco Cessation 2019 (Cycle 28) $561,591
Veterans Medical Research Foundation Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Tobacco & cannabis use among sexual & gender minorities 2019 (Cycle 28) $486,782
University of California, Los Angeles Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Targeting invadopodia in head and neck cancer metastasis 2019 (Cycle 28) $498,393
University of California, San Diego Cancer

Effect of nicotine exposure on mitochondria in myocytes 2019 (Cycle 28) $500,000
University of California, San Diego Cardiovascular Disease

Social Cognition and Tobacco Craving in HIV Patients 2019 (Cycle 28) $497,598
University of California, San Diego Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Interventions to reduce tobacco use among homeless women 2019 (Cycle 28) $496,848
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Effect of Nicotine, E-Cigarette and Cannabinoids on the Gut 2019 (Cycle 28) $497,923
University of California, San Diego State and Local Tobacco Control Policy Research

Treating NSCLC with Next-Gen RNAi Therapeutics Target 2019 (Cycle 28) $498,126
University of California, San Diego Cancer

Tobacco and Cannabis: Effects on Fetal Development in Rats 2019 (Cycle 28) $602,000
San Diego State University Research Foundation Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

2018 (Cycle 27)
Effects of e-cigarette aerosol on oral epithelial cell metabolism 2018 (Cycle 27) $483,801
University of California, Los Angeles Oral Disease and Dental Health

Infrared Imaging Methods for the Detection and Diagnosis of cavities 2018 (Cycle 27) $496,112
University of California, San Francisco Oral Disease and Dental Health

Tracking Tobacco Waste to Increase College Policy Engagement 2018 (Cycle 27) $607,533
University Auxiliary and Research Services Corporation State and Local Tobacco Control Policy Research

Uncovering Therapeutic Specificity for Defined Oncogenic KRAS 2018 (Cycle 27) $636,561
Stanford University Cancer

Update KiR: An Evidence-Based Program Reducing Teen Tobacco Use 2018 (Cycle 27) $526,924
Education Training and Research Associates, Inc. Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Comprehensive Program to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities 2018 (Cycle 27) $498,823
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

WeChat to Quit: Engage Chinese Patients to Stop Smoking 2018 (Cycle 27) $484,086
Chinese Community Health Resource Center Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Remediation of Tobacco Toxicants Polluting Low-Income Multiunit Homes 2018 (Cycle 27) $601,884
San Diego State University Research Foundation Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Determining a role for long noncoding RNAs in smoke-induced COPD 2018 (Cycle 27) $519,043
University of California, Santa Cruz Pulmonary Disease

Text Messaging-Based Smoking Cessation Program for Homeless 2018 (Cycle 27) $687,334
RAND Corporation Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Understanding Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Drugs: Release 2018 (Cycle 27) $660,000
California Institute of Technology Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

Prenatal exposure of cigarette smoke impacts cardiac regeneration 2018 (Cycle 27) $596,161
Stanford University Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Whole Genome RNAseq Studies of Blood in Smokers vs Nonsmokers 2018 (Cycle 27) $400,000
University of California, Davis Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease

Tumor heterogeneity and cooperativity drive metastasis in RC 2018 (Cycle 27) $499,678
University of California, Los Angeles Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Fetal Nicotine Exposure Alters Bone Marrow Stem Cell Function 2018 (Cycle 27) $563,438
LA Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

2017 (Cycle 26)
E-cigarette chemical effects on endothelial function 2017 (Cycle 26) $380,870
Stanford University Cardiovascular Disease

Empower Korean Families to End Tobacco Use & Smoke Exposure 2017 (Cycle 26) $330,454
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Immunotheranostic MPI for Early Diagnosis of Tobacco-Related Lung Cancer 2017 (Cycle 26) $319,604
University of California, Berkeley Early Diagnosis of Tobacco-Related Cancer

Tobacco industry influence on the video game industry 2017 (Cycle 26) $299,582
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Effects of Thirdhand Smoke Exposure on the Microbiome of Young Children 2017 (Cycle 26) $361,180
San Diego State University Research Foundation Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

American Indian Youth: PSA, Photovoice & Digital Storytelling 2017 (Cycle 26) $387,041
University of Southern California Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

A Molecular Approach for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer 2017 (Cycle 26) $376,800
Stanford University Early Diagnosis of Tobacco-Related Cancer

Assessing the impact of heat-not-burn and next-generation vaping products 2017 (Cycle 26) $448,619
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

In-utero smoke exposure and epigenetic activation of GFI1-family oncogenes 2017 (Cycle 26) $299,337
University of California, San Francisco Early Diagnosis of Tobacco-Related Cancer

Chronic Electronic Cigarette Use and Accelerated Skeletal Muscle Aging 2017 (Cycle 26) $320,000
University of California, San Diego Cardiovascular Disease

Understanding the Mechanisms of Smoking Induced Squamous Lung Cancer 2017 (Cycle 26) $299,718
University of California, Los Angeles Early Diagnosis of Tobacco-Related Cancer

E-cigarette and Tobacco Use Prevention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth 2017 (Cycle 26) $299,816
University of California, Los Angeles Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Development of the COPD Phenotype:Role of the IL-22/IL-22R1 Axis 2017 (Cycle 26) $299,333
University of California, Davis Pulmonary Disease

Inflammatory cardiovascular disease induced by autonomic effects of e-cigs 2017 (Cycle 26) $320,000
University of California, San Diego Socio-cultural, Behavioral and Psychological

Does secondhand smoke induce epigenetic changes? 2017 (Cycle 26) $392,100
University of Southern California Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Regulation of F2RL3/PAR4 Expression and Function by Methylat 2017 (Cycle 26) $341,978
University of California, San Diego Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

ADOLESCENT NICOTINE AND CANNABINOID EXPOSURE ON NICOTINE DEPENDENCE 2017 (Cycle 26) $300,000
University of California, Irvine Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

Nicotine and Epigenetic Transgenerational Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 2017 (Cycle 26) $326,640
Palo Alto Veterans Institute For Research Cardiovascular Disease

Visualizing Neural Activity Dynamics During Nicotine Reward 2017 (Cycle 26) $266,321
University of California, Berkeley Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

2016 (Cycle 25)
mGlu7 activators as drug candidates for nicotine dependence 2016 (Cycle 25) $481,721
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

Early Nicotine Exposure Re-Wires Neural Circuits 2016 (Cycle 25) $299,335
University of California, San Diego Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

Silicone Wristbands: Personal Samplers for Tobacco Toxicants 2016 (Cycle 25) $360,608
San Diego State University Research Foundation Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Investigating the carcinogenicity of e-cig 2016 (Cycle 25) $396,000
University of Southern California Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Metabolic and Carcinogen Effect of Electronic Cigarettes 2016 (Cycle 25) $384,454
Friends Research Institute, Inc. Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

A smoke-free home intervention in supportive housing 2016 (Cycle 25) $319,871
University of California, San Francisco Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation

Evaluation of tobacco and e-cigarette genotoxicity 2016 (Cycle 25) $408,000
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Fighting Big Tobacco with Big Data 2016 (Cycle 25) $229,057
Stanford University State and Local Tobacco Control Policy Research

Dendritic-epithelial cells crosstalk in lung inflammation 2016 (Cycle 25) $300,000
University of California, Irvine Pulmonary Disease

microRNA biomarkers of THS teratogenicity 2016 (Cycle 25) $293,205
University of California, Riverside Environmental Exposure/Toxicology

Therapeutic potential of oxytocin for nicotine addiction 2016 (Cycle 25) $404,115
University of Southern California Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment

E-Cigarettes and Coronary Endothelial Function in Dual Users 2016 (Cycle 25) $425,477
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease