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Cancer Center Researcher Receives $3.3 Million Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Improve Health Outcomes for Homeless Adults

A researcher from the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) at the Stephenson Cancer Center is developing a custom smartphone app to improve health outcomes for homeless adults. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently funded this research with a $3.3 million R01 grant. NIH R01 grants are the oldest and most prestigious type of cancer research grants.

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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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