June 2009

University of Kansas Medical Center Alumni Associations


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School of Allied Health
Faculty and students were honored at end-of-the-year graduation and recognition ceremonies. Read more.

School of Medicine
K-INBRE has been awarded $18.5 million for biomedical research from the National Institutes of Health. Joan Hunt, PhD, university distinguished professor and director of K-INBRE, is an alum of KUMC. Read more.

School of Nursing
KU nursing student, Kelly Scott, is one of two students nationally to win an American Red Cross scholarship. Read more. 

KU Medical Center
KU Hospital

KUMC Endowment
Alumni Reunion


New Leadership at KU

KU will witness historic changes this year as we prepare for transitions in our leadership.

H. David Wilson, MD, will take over as dean of the School of Medicine-Wichita on July 1, and Bernadette Gray-Little, PhD, will become the chancellor of the University starting Aug. 15. I will be serving as interim chancellor of KU from July 1 - Aug. 15.

Dr. Gray-Little comes to KU from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she served as vice chancellor and provost. She makes history by becoming the first woman and first African American to lead our university.

Dr. Wilson has served as dean and professor of pediatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences since 1995 and was appointed vice president for Health Affairs for the university in 2001.

When he starts in July, Dr. Wilson will have many tasks before him. He will focus on strengthening our graduate medical education training program and further enhancing our undergraduate medical education; building a more robust research infrastructure in Wichita; increasing the school’s profile and stature in the community and the state and preparing for the KU School of Pharmacy expansion at our Wichita campus.

Both leaders will bring valuable expertise as we all work together to meet the Medical Center’s goals.



Alumni participate in Grayhawk volunteer program


Hafia Gregory, research assistant with the Grayhawk Lab, works with Elizabeth Scott, a '69 School of Social Work alumna, on a research study that Gregory is working on.

Volunteers are a vital part of how KU Medical Center operates. Through our Grayhawk program at the Landon Center on Aging, older KUMC alumni participate in studies to help researchers study aging. You can read more about the Grayhawk program here.

Researchers granted $1.27 million to study tinnitus

Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center have received a $1.27 million grant from the Department of Defense (DOD) to study tinnitus, which is a ringing, buzzing, or whistling in the ear. The DOD is interested in the disease as a common problem for people who are exposed to excessive noise, especially military personnel. Read more.

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KUMC Alumni Association
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