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OKLAHOMA CITY (March 28, 2019) – The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved 11 incentive grants for communities and schools through the TSET Healthy Incentive Program.

Grants are awarded to communities and schools that have implemented key strategies aimed at creating an environment that encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free. 

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 21, 2019) – A program funded by a TSET grant to the Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) is addressing Oklahoma’s physician shortage by offering medical loan repayment assistance.

Through the Oklahoma Medical Loan Repayment program, 48 physicians have been placed in Oklahoma’s rural and underserved areas. To date, eight physicians have completed the program and all have chosen to continue practicing medicine where they were placed as part of the program.

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 14, 2019) – Tobacco Stops With Me encourages Oklahomans to participate in Kick Butts Day on March 20. Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand up, speak out and seize control against Big Tobacco. 

Norman, OK (March 4, 2019) – Norman Public Schools was honored on Monday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy Incentive Program for Schools.

In December, Dr. Paul Kincade, Ph.D., retired from his post as founding scientific director for the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR), capping a distinguished career as a stem cell biologist that spanned more than five decades.

Kincade’s work helped establish a connection between chronic infections, stem cells and aging, and he made important insights on how the body replenishes its immune system.


Thomas Larson
Director of Public Information and Outreach