James Madison University

NEW COLLEGES FORMED A plan to reorganize the College of Integrated Science and Technology into two colleges took effect July 1, 2012. The new colleges are the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Integrated Science and Engineering.


Psychology's Dr. Steve Evans to Launch Tobacco Study

Psychology's Dr. Steve Evans will head up a treatment-outcome study aimed at reducing tobacco use among children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder using a $193,000 grant from the $246 billion tobacco settlement of 1998.

The collaborative project with Harrisonburg Pediatrics and Harrisonburg City Schools, Preventing Youth Smoking through Coordinated Community-Based Care, will research cigarette smoking among teen-agers with ADHD. The study will target a specific risk factor and seek to reduce the rate of smoking within that group. The study will use extensive web technology to enhance communication between teachers and medical professionals.

For more information about the study, see the JMU Press Release.