(Hershey) -- The Penn State College of Medicine in Dauphin County has been named a Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science. It's one of only 14 centers nationwide.
The Penn State Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science will evaluate the possible health effects of reducing nicotine content in cigarettes.
It will also train new scientists in the emerging field of tobacco regulatory science.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health are funding the first-of-its-kind program.
The agencies could invest as much as $273 million in it over the next five years.
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the Penn State College of Medicine, Doctor Daniel Nottermam, says the selection is a vote of confidence in the promising research already being done on campus.
The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has also been named a Tobacco Center site.
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