10/22/2007


Horn Selected As Peer Reviewer for National Tobacco Cessation Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected Kimberly Horn, Ed.D., associate professor in the WVU Department of Community Medicine, as a peer reviewer for its 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.”

Horn will be responsible for reviewing the entire document and providing feedback to the Public Health Service Committee.

“This is the most widely distributed clinical guideline and the reader audience for this is reaching clinicians worldwide,” Horn said. “I hope to bring the expertise I have acquired from my research over the past 10 years and particularly the knowledge I have gained about adolescents and tobacco use to the document.”

Horn is associate director of population health research at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and director of the WVU program T2R2, or Translational Tobacco Reduction Research Program.

Horn was also recently selected to participate in a population health review for the Canada Foundation for Innovation, which provides funding for high-quality health care research in Canada and is similar to the National Institutes of Health in the U.S.

“Both the Clinical Practice Guideline and the CFI review are indicative of WVU and our researchers here being recognized as having expertise in population health and tobacco research,” Horn said.  “This is really significant for WVU when organizations such as these look to us for expertise.”


 

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Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
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