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Published: October 16, 2013

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Company opens London office

Oklahoma City-based development company Giant has established an office in London to expand its leadership development business under its latest brand, Giant Worldwide. The business helps deal with leadership issues and works with executives through a 24-month program called Core. Giant Partners and Giant Capital are based in the city, and Giant Impact is based in Atlanta.

OMRF scientist's research funded

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Dr. Patrick Gaffney has been named the J.G. Puterbaugh Chair in Medical Research. As an endowed chair, Gaffney will receive an annual stipend to fund new research. Gaffney, a member of OMRF's Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Research Program, is an expert in the genetics of autoimmune diseases. His lab is the site of several genome-wide associations studies, which have expanded the understanding of genes associated with lupus and Sjogren's syndrome. The endowed chair is named for one of OMRF's founders, J.G. Puterbaugh, who served as chairman of the board and president of the foundation from 1947 to 1950.

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