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19.01.2016

Release Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN)

Publisher: Mgr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D. | Last update: 19.01.2016

The European Commission funded Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) has, together with the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR), awarded early career prevention researcher prizes to three European researchers, from France, Croatia and the U.K.

First prize was awarded to Boris Chapoton, project leader at the Centre Hygée - prévention des cancers, Saint-Étienne, France, for his presentation on how drinking and smoking messages were prevalent in television programmes that are most popular with French youth.  Also awarded prizes were Dijana Jerković, Government Office for Combating Drugs Abuse, Zagreb, Croatia, for her poster presentation on how personality attributes were not good predictors of cannabis use in students; and Milica Vasiljevic from the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Cambridge, U.K., who presented a poster from a study showing that children who viewed adverts for flavoured, compared with non-flavoured, e-cigarettes were more attracted to and interested in buying and trying e-cigarettes.

Further information: SPAN is a European wide initiative co-ordinated by Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. that brings together experts from 32 European institutions across 25 countries to map the prevention science sector, improve education and training, build networks and run workshops with researchers, with a particular focus upon young researchers. See http://www.span-europe.eu/.


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