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A research study focused on increasing sun protection behavior and decreasing UV exposure among young adults. 

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Sponsor: National Cancer Institute

Skin cancer is the most common cancer, and it can be deadly. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can also affect looks and health in other ways. Researchers at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are doing a research study to evaluate the reach, effectiveness, implementation, maintenance, and cost of an online skin cancer prevention program among young adults. 


Participation in this study is voluntary.  Participants will fill out 5 online questionnaires and view online material about skin protection, UV rays, and skin cancer throughout 12 months. The completion of study surveys will be rewarded with gift cards. 


  • UV4me TeamCarolyn Heckman, PhD, Principal Investigator
  • Elliot Coups, PhD, Co-Investigator
  • Karen Glanz, PhD, Co-Investigator
  • Sharon Manne, PhD, Co-Investigator
  • Amy Yaroch, PhD, Co-Investigator
  • Mary Riley, MPH, Program Coordinator 


If you have concerns or questions about this research study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Carolyn Heckman at or 833-258-8463.