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Translational Research Education and Training to Eliminate Tobacco Disparities




Translational Research Education and Training to Eliminate Tobacco Disparities


The TREND (Translational Research Education and Training to Eliminate Tobacco Disparities) Partnership is a theme-specific collaboration between City College of New York (CCNY), an institution serving communities with cancer health disparities, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The TREND Partnership (Website:; Email: builds on a longstanding, well-integrated, mutually beneficial partnership between two exceptional institutions with unique capacities. Our ultimate goal is to improve education and training to reduce tobacco-related cancer disparities.

The TREND Partnership LibGuide provides an educational resource for students and investigators interested in pursuing tobacco and tobacco-related disparities research. The guide includes an overview of seminal work on tobacco, and tobacco-related disparities, highly-cited and recently published papers on the topic of tobacco and tobacco-related disparities, TREND Partnership faculty bios, and multi-media and other web-resources on tobacco, tobacco prevention and cessation and tobacco-related disparities.


Drs. Jamie Ostroff & Phillip Smith


TREND Partnership Mission Statement

The mission of the TREND partnership is to reduce tobacco-related cancer health disparities through the development of translational tobacco disparities research and by providing tobacco-related cancer health disparities training and education to students underrepresented in the field. This partnership project is likely to have a sustained and powerful impact on the field by increasing the technical capabilities and knowledge base in understanding and addressing tobacco disparities in a patient-centered, culturally competent manner.

Key Players

Jamie Ostroff, PhD


Memorial Sloan Kettering


 Phillip Smith, PhD


City College of New York

Technical Issues

For any access issues or technical problems with this LibGuide, please contact Lindsay Boyce in the MSK Library.