Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OU Health Center Receives Grant

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OU Health Center Receives Grant

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The University of Oklahoma Center for Health Policy has received a $305,000 grant for a pilot program to promote local action to address health problems, OU said Tuesday. The program will run for 18 months and is directed by Dr. Edward N. Brandt Jr., and Deborah Lamm. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided the grant, which will allow funding for meetings on health care reform and other health care issues. Gazette Columnist Named Walters' Press Secretary

Steve Hill, columnist for the Oklahoma Gazette newspaper, has been named Gov. David Walters' press secretary, the governor's office said Tuesday. In addition to writing columns and cartoons for the Gazette over the last nine years, Hill owns an Edmond firm that specializes in writing, graphic design and illustration. He also has worked for Oklahoma City radio stations KATT-FM, KYIS-FM and WWLS-FM. Hill said his annual salary in the governor's office would be $37,500.

Former press secretary Jeff Kauffman will assume a vacant position in the governor's office, according to a press release. He had been designated "interim" press secretary since April 1. Kauffman said his new assignment would be in the area of constituent services. Hill's appointment comes on the heels of Randy Splaingard's appointment in March as director of communications. Splaingard is a former editor of the Gazette. Samson Energy Partnership Slates Distribution

TULSA _ Samson Energy Company Limited Partnership of Tulsa has declared a cash distribution of 25 cents per unit, payable June 30 to unitholders of record May 31. A total of 4,462,783 units are outstanding. The distribution represents the company's 30th consecutive quarterly distribution since its formation in 1986. Total cash distributed to unitholders over this period is $40.3 million, or $11.40 per unit. Green-Hut Communications Opens

Green-Hut Communications, an advertising and public relations agency, has opened at 1400 W. …

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