The University of Maryland Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (UMD TCORS), funded by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is focused on the study of a wide range of tobacco products and their impact on public health. The UMD TCORS is one of 14 centers nationwide that are  providing the critical science base needed for the FDA to effectively regulate tobacco and protect public health. The UMD-led team, which includes experts in epidemiology, behavioral health, biostatistics, microbiology, toxicology, computer science and genomics, is led by Dr. Pamela I. Clark, and focused on testing new and modified tobacco products using innovative approaches that examine health risks from the molecular to the whole human level. For more information, please visit