Spring 2011

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Alumni Reunion Weekend
Save the Date! KUMC Alumni Reunion Weekend is October 7-8, 2011. All alumni are invited to attend. There will be special celebrations for class years ending in 1s and 6s (1961, 1966, 1971, 1976...).


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KUMC NEWS

School of Allied Health
Newly graduated Samantha Zarda, RHIA, has become a vital member of the CT Surgery team in Houston in her role as a database coordinator.

School of Medicine
Students hoped that luck was on their side during this year's Match Day which took place on St. Patrick's Day. Get an inside perspective on this nerve-racking day from a 4th year medical student.

School of Medicine-Wichita
Donna Sweet, MD'79, AAHIVS, MACP, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, has been named chairwoman of a national committee aimed at addressing the shortage of HIV medical workers in the United States.

School of Nursing
Revolutionary nursing legend Dr. Jean Watson led the fourth annual Lessons from Legends: Power, Policy and Practice, on March 11, 2011. Dr. Watson has been at the forefront of an international movement to revolutionize relationship-centered care for more than 35 years.


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FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR

2011 Alumni Award Winners

On behalf of the KUMC Alumni Association, I'm pleased to announce the 2011 Alumni Award Winners. This year's recipients are truly remarkable. They work tirelessly in their professions, contribute to ground-breaking research, and advance the state of health care. Join us in honoring them at Alumni Reunion Weekend this October.

DISTINGUISHED ALLIED HEALTH ALUMNA
Francie Stoner, MT(ASCP), BA'72, BS'73
Director of Marketing
Cerner Corporation

HONORARY ALLIED HEALTH ALUMNA
Lou Loescher-Junge, PT, MA
Associate Dean
KU Schools of Allied Health & Nursing

EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN ALLIED HEALTH ALUMNA
Jennifer Anson, CRNA, MS'08
Staff CRNA
Creighton University Medical Center

DISTINGUISHED MEDICAL ALUMNA
Donna E. Sweet, MD'79, AAHIVS, MACP
Professor of Medicine
KU School of Medicine–Wichita

HONORARY MEDICAL ALUMNUS
E. Grey Dimond, MD
University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Provost for Health Sciences Emeritus
University of Missouri–Kansas City

EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDICINE ALUMNUS
Travis Tollefson, MD'98, FACS
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, Davis Medical Center

DISTINGUISHED NURSING ALUMNUS
Thad Wilson PhD'96, RN, RNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean for Clinical Programs
University of Missouri–Kansas City, School of Nursing

HONORARY NURSING ALUMNA
Judith Warren, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, FACMI
Christine A. Hartley Professor, KU School of Nursing
Director Nursing Informatics, KU Center for Health Informatics

EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN NURSING ALUMNA
Renee Walters, RN'04, MSN'08, RNP-BC, CCRN
Nurse Manager, Cardiovascular Progressive Care
The University of Kansas Hospital


Congratulations to all our honorees! We are proud to call you our own.




IN THE NEWS
Yoga can calm your mind and your racing heart


A recent study found that practicing yoga could reduce the potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. This is exciting news for millions of Americans who often look to the extreme options of surgery and medication to control this condition.

KCK choosen as Google test site

Kansas City, Kan., beat out more than 1,100 other cities to be the test site for Google's new ultra high-speed Internet project. Hospitals, schools and businesses are excited about the prospect of Internet speed up to 100 times faster than it is now. Watch more here.
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