April 2009

University of Kansas Medical Center Alumni Associations


Hats off to Chancellor Hemenway will take place May 2nd.

School of Allied Health
Lisa VanHoose, PT, clinical instructor and PhD student in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science has won the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2009 Minority Faculty Development Scholarship

School of Medicine
Highlighting an ongoing commitment to use its unique bioscience strengths to address national challenges, Kansas made $40.1 million in new investments today to expand cancer research and care and to develop innovative bioenergy solutions.  Read more.

School of Nursing
Phoebe Williams, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, was presented with a ceremonial check on March 5, 2009, from the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for her study to develop a child friendly and clinically usable therapy-related symptom check list. Read more.

KU Medical Center
KU Hospital

KUMC Endowment
Student Recruitment
Alumni Reunion

2009 Alumni Award Winners

On behalf of the University of Kansas Medical Center’s
Alumni Association, I’m pleased to announce this year’s Alumni Award winners. They are a great group of people who have worked tirelessly in their profession and they have truly made their alma mater proud. Please join me in congratulating them at Alumni Reunion Weekend in October.

Allied Health
Distinguished Alumnus – Nancy Hudson, D/N ‘69
Honorary Alumnus – Virginia Johnston
Early Career Achievement– Brian Stewart, PT ‘01

Distinguished Alumnus – Dr. Robert Gish, MD ‘80
Honorary Alumnus – Dr. Frederic Chang
Early Career Achievement – Dr. Karin Porter-Williamson, MD ‘98

Distinguished Alumnus – Janalee Isaacson, BSN ‘83
Honorary Alumnus – Nancy Dunton, PhD
Early Career Achievement – Julie Wilhauk, MSN ‘99

Congratulations, and thank you for all you are doing.


School of Medicine Rainbow Award
The KU School of Medicine is very fortunate to have many faculty members who hold a special place in the hearts of the students they have taught over the years. Mark Meyer, MD, received the KUMC Rainbow Award and is also a new member of the KUMC Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Rankings released

Increasing the funding KU Medical Center receives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is vital to its continued excellence in life-saving research and innovation. Recently, the latest rankings for the KU medicine, nursing, and allied health schools for federal fiscal year 2008 were released.

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KUMC Alumni Association
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