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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Board of Directors for the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust elected new board officers at their annual retreat September 11-12.

Jim Gebhart, FACHE, of Oklahoma City, was elected as chairman of the TSET Board of Directors. Gebhart replaces Casey Killblane of Davis as chair.

Board members also voted unanimously to approve Lisa Nowlin, DDS, of Elk City, as vice chair the TSET Board of Directors. Nowlin replaces Gebhart as vice chair.

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 28, 2014) - Jenks Public Schools makes a significant impact in health and wellness with the support of the incentive grant funding provided by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) in 2013. The grant allowed the school district to further develop their Action-Based Learning (ABL) program as well as provide Bullying Prevention and Healthy Lifestyles education.

A husband-and-wife breast cancer research team, Drs. Bryan and Alana Welm, have recently been recruited to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) and Stephenson Cancer Center thanks, in part, to the support from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). The Welms joined OMRF and Stephenson Cancer Center in June 2014 from Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute, where they published a series of influential studies on breast cancer pathology, metastasis, and breast cancer development throughout the next seven years.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 22, 2014)– Children and their families took pointers from the 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Kevin Durant Basketball Procamp. The Procamp was sponsored by Shape Your Future and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The Shape Your Future campaign is a joint health initiative funded by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and OSDH that encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more, and be tobacco free.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 12, 2014)– The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved $70,000 in grants to two communities implementing policies and strategies that work to increase healthy opportunities for residents.

Durant and Wilson received grants as part of the TSET Healthy Communities Incentive Grant Program.


Thomas Larson
Director of Public Information and Outreach