Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan, Research Associate/Project Coordinator at the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) received competitive full scholarships to present the SPH’s work on tobacco control at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Tobacco and Non-Communicable Diseases in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from March 17-21, 2015. The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is the premier international conference on tobacco control and the world’s largest gathering of tobacco control advocates, policy-makers, researchers, and clinical and public health experts.
In addition to her poster presentation on “Indirect Tobacco Advertising in Armenia,” Dr. Harutyunyan, as the Principal Investigator, participated in a series of grantee briefings organized by Global Bridges for the 19 organizations that were selected worldwide to receive a financial award to work in the field of tobacco dependence treatment. As a graduate of the Global Tobacco Control Certificate Program of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), Dr. Harutyunyan also attended the alumni reception and awards ceremony of the IGTC during the conference.
The AUA School of Public Health works actively to improve the health of the populace and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals and others to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.