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OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec.17) – The Board of Directors of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) recently approved a five-year, $14.72 million grant to the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR). 

Founded in 2010 with TSET support, OCASCR represents a collaboration between Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Its main aim is to promote studies by Oklahoma scientists who are working with stem cells present in adult tissues.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s Board of Directors has passed a resolution in support of effective public policy to protect the public and prevent exposure to secondhand smoke inside workplaces and public places.

The resolution supports the passage of a comprehensive smokefree law for indoor workplaces and public places. The TSET Board of Directors approved the resolution during their November meeting.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 13, 2014) – The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $45,000 grant to the City of Seminole for implementing policies and strategies that encourage residents to eat better, move more, and be tobacco free.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 13, 2014) – To commemorate the upcoming 15th anniversary of the voter-creation of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, the TSET Board of Directors on Thursday held a brief ceremony highlighting the release of a documentary film screening of the organization’s history.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 13, 2014) – The Board of Directors for the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust on Thursday awarded incentive grants to three school districts that have implemented strategies to promote health and wellness for students and staff.

The board approved a total of $11,000 in incentive grants to the following school districts: Maud (Pottawatomie County); McLoud (Pottawatomie County) and Pawhuska (Osage County).

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Whitney Dinger
Public Information and Outreach Specialist
405-521-4959
whitneyd@tset.ok.gov