MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

South Carolina Tobacco Research Interest Group (SC TRIG)

Formed in December 2010, SC TRIG is an interest group composed of experts with research interests in nicotine dependence, smoking cessation, and tobacco control.  Our long term, working goal is to establish a Center for Tobacco Research.

Mission:  The Center for Tobacco Research aims to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional infrastructure for collaboration among researchers and practitioners from across South Carolina who conduct tobacco control research and interventions across the continuum of basic, clinical and population sciences. The Center would serve as a resource for statewide tobacco control efforts, and would work in concert with existing state- and community-based partners (e.g., DHEC, SCCA, SCTC) toward innovating and disseminating science-based tobacco control policy and programs.

SC TRIG will hold monthly research meetings, held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 1:00-2:00 PM, in Hollings Cancer Center Room 121 (AT&T conference room).

Meeting rooms will have conferencing capability for off-campus attendees. Anyone is welcome to attend.  Monthly TRIG meetings will be informal, but with the general purpose to share research, generate ideas, and build collaborations. Each TRIG meeting will be led by one pre-determined presenter, who will provide an overview of an ongoing/upcoming research project (<30 minutes). Presentations are best if they forward-focused; i.e., next steps. Presentations of upcoming grant ideas, even if tentative, are strongly encouraged. The remainder of the meeting (>30 minutes) will be a group-based brainstorming session. 

Prior to each TRIG meeting, the Steering Committee may meet for 30 minutes (12:30-1pm) to discuss planning and administrative issues.  

Please click here to find out more about the SC TRIG Retreat on April 27th.

Schedule of upcoming meetings and presenters

Minutes of each meeting.

Links to additional resources (Adult/Youth Tobacco Survey; state partners)

For further information, contact Matthew Carpenter, PhD ( or 843-876-2436).


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