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Effective Interventions for Lifestyle Behaviors

At a national workshop in Bethesda, Maryland, Heath Schmidt, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, joined colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania to discuss translating neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral science into improved treatments for smoking cessation.

It was part of the symposium “Accelerating the Pathway from Ideas to Efficacy: Developing More Effective Interventions for Lifestyle Behaviors Related to Chronic Diseases” sponsored by National Cancer Institute; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention; and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

The purpose of the two-day event (September 28-29) was to highlight early-phase translational behavioral research studies aimed at improving behavioral risk factors for chronic diseases like cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases, and diabetes.