Decker School of Nursing

iTURP

Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP)

ITURP brings together faculty from several University departments, plus administrators and students, to research tobacco use.

Directed by Geraldine Britton, assistant professor of nursing, ITURP began in the late 1990s and is sustained by on- and off-campus grants. The program's co-investigators are Gary James, professor of nursing, anthropology and director of the Biomedical Anthropology Program; and Steven Lynn, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Clinic.

Students at all levels are integral members of the team, which also includes PhD candidates and clinical assistant professors Rosemary Collier, Lori Sprague and Joyce Rhodes-Keefe. Students earn credit for working with the program as researchers in many different capacities through a two-credit, 400-level research practicum course.

Partners and collaborators

  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.
  • Saint James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y.
  • Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y.
  • Geisinger Health System in Tunkhannock, Pa.
  • Susquehanna Health in Wellsboro, Pa.
  • Lourdes Hospital deMarillac Maternity Program in Binghamton
  • Medicaid Obstetrical and Maternal Services programs in New York and Pennsylvania

Healthy Practices Clinic

Coordinated by ITURP, the Healthy Practices Clinic provides tobacco-free support services for faculty, staff and students. The clinic is located in the Decker School of Nursing, Room AB-331, and is staffed by Decker nurse practitioners and undergraduate nursing students.

The clinic is open Mondays and Thursdays, with drop-in hours from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and appointments available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All services are free and confidential.

Research initiatives

ITURP's primary research focuses on the following:

  • Community outreach
  • Curriculum
  • Campus activities

Recent articles about ITURP and nicotine addiction

Last Updated: 4/25/17