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Ashley Studentships

Ashley Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control Come to an End

The 2012-13 round of funding marked the end of the Ashley Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control due to fiscal constraints.

The OTRU Graduate Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control Program was initiated in 2000 to increase tobacco control capacity in Ontario by supporting the development of a future generation of tobacco researchers and practitioners. In 2004, the program was renamed the Ashley Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control in recognition of Dr. Mary Jane Ashley, a founding OTRU Principal Investigator, for her long standing support of students and her many contributions to tobacco control.

Since its inception in 2000 to 2012-13, 130 studentships have been awarded to students in academic programs in health sciences, social sciences and humanities at post-secondary institutions across Ontario. Many of our studentship recipients have gone on to be leaders in tobacco control research and programming.

2013 Recipients of the Ashley Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control

Stefanie De Jesus

PhD Candidate, Smoking Cessation, Department of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario
Research Project: “The Effects of Acute Exercise on Cravings and Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms: Exploring Cortisol and a Psychobiological Mechanism”
Supervisor: Dr. Harry Prapavessis

Amelia Tritter

MA Candidate, Kinesiology, Department of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario
Research Project: “The Effects of Exercise on Cigarette Craving and Withdrawal Symptoms While Using a Nicotine Lozenge”
Supervisor: Dr. Harry Prapavessis

Thao Lan Le

PhD Candidate, Medical Science, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Research Project: “The Influence of Attachment Insecurity on Craving in Smokers”
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Maunder