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Call for Applications: Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Seed Grant Funding

The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) is soliciting applications for research grant funding. Applications are invited for small-scale research projects designed to move forward the field of tobacco-related research, which includes innovative research ideas and the collection of preliminary data that will enable investigators to compete successfully for national research grants. All levels of investigators are invited to compete.

OTRC expects to fund up to two proposals. Proposals are expected to have a maximum term of one year and maximum direct costs of $50,000.

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On Nov. 26,  Altria, Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies will begin to publish court-ordered "corrective statements,” the result of a 2006 federal court verdict finding the companies in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. A recent national survey shows increased awareness of the corrective statements and related court findings could aid efforts to enact effective tobacco policies and encourage lawmakers to revise or replace laws influenced by tobacco companies.

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On Nov. 26, Altria, Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies will begin to publish court-ordered "corrective statements" about cigarettes, the result of a 2006 federal court verdict that found the companies in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. A recent national survey shows that many Americans are not aware of the information in the corrective statements or the major findings of the court.

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Behavioral Researcher Joins the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center

Thanh C. Bui, MD, DrPH recently joined the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center where his research examines the relationship between tobacco use and oral HPV infections. In addition, he serves as an assistant professor of research in the department of Family and Preventive Medicine with the OU College of Medicine.

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