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The Stephenson Cancer Center welcomes its newest recruit, Ce Shang, Ph.D., a health economist with extensive experience in tobacco control research. Shang will also be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Robert McCaffree, MD, has been elected to serve on the national board of directors for the North American Quitline Consortium. The consortium seeks to promote evidence-based quitline services across North America. Board members are elected by members of the organization and serve a maximum of two, three-year terms.

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Researchers from UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) have been awarded a two-year, $650,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R34 grant to develop and test a novel smartphone-based alcohol treatment for homeless adults. 

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Two graduate students and two undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the 2018 Summer Scholars Program at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC). The mission of the OTRC, which is part of the Stephenson Cancer Center, is to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in Oklahoma through research that informs interventions and health policy.   

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Can smartphone apps become a front line treatment for smoking cessation? Michael Businelle, PhD, researcher at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC), part of the Stephenson Cancer Center, and Matthew Koslovsky, PhD, recent graduate from the University of Texas School of Public Health, are using smartphone technology to better understand the risk factors that lead individuals to smoke again and using that information to develop digital solutions that may help prevent relapse.

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