Heather Gibbs receives 2018 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching AwardMay 17, 2018
-- Heather Gibbs, Ph.D., RD, has been named the winner of the 2018 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award. Gibbs, an assistant professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, was honored during the School of Health Professions’ Student Recognition Ceremony May 12 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.
Occupational therapy student’s family overcomes tremendous obstacles to reach their American dreamMay 11, 2018
-- Shannon Pettersson made a promise to her children that once she earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy and landed a job they would get a house and a dog. It’s a promise 8-year-old Danny and 7-year-old Kylee have held out in front of their mother like a carrot hanging on a string from a stick as a way to coax her along during the arduous days of graduate school these last three years at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The KU School of Medicine ranks among the nation’s leaders in educating primary care, rural care and family physicians May 01, 2018
-- Serving the people of Kansas through the creation and promotion of model health care programs is a primary tenet in the mission of the University of Kansas Medical Center. To that end, the KU School of Medicine takes particular pride in being among the nation’s leaders in educating primary care physicians, many of whom will stay in the Sunflower State, thus fulfilling the medical center’s goal of providing high-quality patient-centered care to the citizens of Kansas.
From motorcycles to medicine, this chancellor takes the road less traveledApr 25, 2018
-- On April 20, Douglas A. Girod, M.D., was officially installed as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. Girod joins internist Franklin Murphy and pharmacologist W. Clark Wescoe as the only other leader of the KU Medical Center to make the leap to chancellor. Girod’s path to success in academic medicine has been somewhat unconventional.