August 2009

University of Kansas Medical Center Alumni Associations


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School of Allied Health
Now offering physical therapy, the JayDoc Free Clinic continues to expand its value to the local community. Read more.

School of Medicine
The University of Kansas Medical Center has recruited Buddhadeb Dawn, MD, FACC, FAHA, as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases to further enhance its ability to offer world-class cardiovascular care in the region. Read more.

School of Medicine - Wichita
Wichita Family Medicine Residents, Melissa Cheonweth, MD'07, and Lacie Gregory, MD'07, receive Bristol Meyers Squibb Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Awards. Read more.

School of Nursing
Nine students complete the KU Certified Nurse-Midwife program . Read more.

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U.S. Secretary of Labor visits
KU Medical Center

On July 21, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited our campus to announce a national program designed to retrain workers for careers in health care fields. As national efforts surrounding health care reform continue to make headlines, it is critical that our leaders in Washington recognize the importance of overall reform. I think we can all agree that with rising costs for health care and insurance, the status quo for the system is unsustainable as we move forward.

The day after Secretary Solis came to town, KU Medical Center, KU Hospital and KUPI broke ground on our new $73 million, six-story office building. The 207,500-square-foot building, set for completion in early 2011, will consolidate a host of clinics previously housed in various parts of the campus. The groundbreaking was the culmination of many years of work, and it was extremely gratifying to see all the planning and effort finally come to fruition.

I think the groundbreaking also sends an important message to our community and our state that KUMC is a vibrant and growing institution.


Phase 1 Clinical Trial Nanotax Opens in Wichita
The University of Kansas Cancer Center and the Cancer Center of Kansas have opened a Phase 1 clinical trial for Nanotax in Wichita. This is the first Phase I clinical trial discovered, developed and delivered by The University of Kansas Cancer Center, which is a critical component of achieving National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. "Our mission is to ensure everyone across the state has access to cutting-edge clinical trials no matter where they live," said Roy A. Jensen, MD, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Read more.

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