New Investigator Grants

Julius B. Richmond New Investigator Grants are designed to stimulate involvement of pediatricians and other child health researchers nationwide in innovative research to protect children and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. Grants of up to $12,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to support research projects addressing children's secondhand tobacco smoke elimination or reduction.

Please note that the 2014 application deadline has passed. Future application cycle information will be posted as it becomes available.

Impact of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Immune Profiles and Clinical Outcomes of Infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
Marlie Dulaurier, MD, FAAP; Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Secondhand Smoke in Children with Sickle Cell Disease
S. Christy Sadreameli, MD; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

A Comparison of Parents/Caregivers of Healthy vs. Sick Neonates: Is There a Difference in Readiness and/or Success in Quitting Smoking?
Rachel Boykan, MD, FAAP; Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

Decreasing Childhood Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure by Improving Knowledge in Parents and Caretakers of Children Hospitalized for Respiratory Illnesses
Susan Walley, MD, FAAP; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Implementation and Evaluation of a Pilot Secondhand Smoke Awareness/Tobacco Cessation Program in a Large Urban Primary Care Center Asthma Medical Home
Faye Holder-Niles, MD, MPH, FAAP; Children's Hospital Primary Care Center, Boston, MA

Is Child Hospitalization a Teachable Moment for Parents Who Smoke?
Shawn Ralston, MD, FAAP; University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Investigating the Link Between Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and Inflammation in Children with Asthma
Emily Weis, MD; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Investigating the Link Between Secondhand Smoke and Inflammation in Children:
Karen M. Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Prevention of Postpartum Smoking Relapse in Mothers of Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Raylene M. Phillips, MD, FAAP; Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Using Pediatric ED Visits as "Teachable Moments" for Maternal Smoking Cessation
Melanie Prusakowski, MD, FAAP; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

The Effect of Using a Structured Tobacco Cessation Education Program in Resident Training on Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Young Children
Roopa Shankar, MD; SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY