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OKLAHOMA CITY (September 25, 2015) - The vice provost for graduate programs and associate dean for biomedical sciences at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa has joined the TSET Board of Directors.

Bruce Benjamin, Ph.D., was appointed to the TSET Board of Directors by House Speaker Jeff Hickman. Benjamin, of Claremore, represents the communities that make up the 2nd Congressional District in northeastern Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  (September 14, 2015) – The Western Heights Public School District was presented with a $10,000 check Monday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 31, 2015) - The Twin Hills School District was recently honored for its efforts to improve health. Twin Hills School District was awarded a Healthy Schools Incentive Grant in the amount of $1,500. The Okmulgee County school district will use the grant funds to help get a salad bar in their cafeteria. The district will also use funds to purchase additional physical activity equipment such as jump ropes and hula hoops to help students stay active.

Op Ed, Casey Killblane
August 28, 2015

This past week we celebrated a milestone for the future of our children. A new law making all school campuses tobacco-free, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week took effect on Thursday, August 20. Now all children, in all corners of the state, will attend schools that support making the healthy choice, the easy choice.

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 26, 2015) --TSET, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, is partnering with Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and OSU Medical Authority to support the launch of medical residency programs to place doctors in rural and medically underserved portions of the state with a new grant that began this summer.

The TSET Board of Directors has awarded a six-year, $3.8 million grant to Oklahoma State University Medical Authority to address the critical shortage of physicians in Oklahoma.

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Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach
405-521-4992
julieb@tset.ok.gov