NIH Supports Rose’s Nicotine Dependence Research

Jennifer Rose, research associate professor, received a grant worth $456,225 from the National Institutes of Health on Sept. 7. Rose will use the funds to support her study on “Integrative Analysis for Nicotine Dependence Symptoms in Novice Smokers” through July 2013.

“The goal of this project is to use integrative data analysis to pool three independent, national level data sets and to use newly developed statistical methods to evaluate DSM-IV nicotine dependence symptoms in recent onset smokers with varying levels of current smoking exposure,” she explains.

Rose also received a grant worth $9,935 (subcontracted with Miriam Hospital) from the NIH for a study titled “Exploring Patterns of Sexual Concurrency Among Urban African Americans” through June 2012.
This project aims to investigate whether rates of sexual concurrency (sexual partnerships that overlap in time) differ by race and gender among individuals attending an urban sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in Jackson, Mississippi and to explore whether concurrent sexual partnerships predict testing positive for HIV and other STIs.