October 2009

University of Kansas Medical Center Alumni Associations

Back to School Classes
Going "back to school" no longer means exams and all-nighters! Experience how the most up-to-date technology and teaching methods are enhancing education at KUMC.

The Road Less Traveled: Alternate Paths of KUMC Medical Alumni
Melvin L. Cheatham, MD'59, gave up his practice to devote his full energy to medical relief work and evangelism projects in developing countries. Dr. Cheatham is the author of several books which will be available for purchase.

63rd Peter T. Bohan Lecture
This year's lecture will feature Dr. Nancy Wilson Dickey, MD, the first woman president of the American Medical Association. To RSVP for this free event please contact Alumni Relations at 913-588-1255 or alumni@kumc.edu

KU Medical Center Alumni and Community Awards Gala

Tickets are still available. The deadline for registration is Wednesday September 30th. For questions or to reserve tickets, please contact Kelly Hutsell in the Office of External Affairs, at 913-588-2695 or khutsell@kumc.edu

KU Medical Center
KU Hospital

KUMC Endowment
Student Recruitment
Alumni Reunion



October 16-17th Highlights


As fall approaches so does the countdown to Alumni Reunion Weekend and the annual KU Medical Center Gala. Representatives from your class, as well as KUMC faculty and staff have been planning a program full of opportunities for you to connect, learn and reflect upon your experiences at KUMC. Please visit our online registration page for a full list of programming.

One of the traditional highlights of the weekend is the Peter T. Bohan Lecture. This year it is our distinct honor to present Nancy Wilson Dickey, MD, the first woman President of the American Medical Association. Dr. Dickey has a powerful story to tell. We hope you will join us on Friday, October 16 for her remarks and the reception immediately following.

We will conclude the weekend with the annual KU Medical Center Alumni and Community Awards Gala. Throughout the evening we will honor nine exceptional alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and dedication to their profession. It is also our privilege to present the Distinguished Service Medallion to former KU chancellor Robert Hemenway, PhD. This special tribute will pay homage to Dr. Hemenway's steadfast commitment to our institution, community and the state of Kansas. We will also honor United States Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius with the Life Sciences Leadership Award. The award recognizes a significant effort by a remarkable community leader to advance the cause of the life sciences in our region.

Please make plans to join us. I look forward to visiting with each of you.


School of Medicine

The Vision Continues- 60 Years of Rural Health Care

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/eecd41fd87065fca454c99cfb/images/Kennedy.2.jpgKU School of Medicine Dean Franklin Murphy saw a need to provide underserved communities in Kansas with additional physicians and other medical professionals. In 1949 the Rural Health Program for Kansas was enacted by the state, and is now celebrating its 60th anniversary. What began as a $4.3 million state initiative to provide quality rural health care has now become a reality. Join Associate Dean of Rural Health, Michael L. Kennedy, MD'90, as he addresses how rural health programs continue to serve these communities and the future of rural health.

School of Nursing
Still Making the Grade

The year 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Kansas School of Nursing degree program. The accreditation process was long and included an overhaul of the curriculum, taking nursing education at KU from the apprenticeship level to a professional program. Plan to attend a presentation by Associate Dean Rita Clifford, BSN'62, PhD'81, as she compares the early nursing program to today's program and how the KU School of Nursing continues to make the grade through advancements in communication, education and technology.

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