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A University of Kansas Medical Center audiology graduate finds a home halfway around the world in New Zealand
Nov 15, 2017 -- The flatlands of Kansas are a long way from Taupo on the North Island of New Zealand – 7,623 miles to be exact. So when an audiology graduate from the University of Kansas Medical Center up and moves from land-locked Kansas to an island nation halfway around the world, there has to be a story.
KU Medical Center occupational therapy students launch Girls On The Run program at Kansas City public charter school
Nov 03, 2017 -- Two graduate students in the University of Kansas Department of Occupational Therapy Education are changing the lives of young women at a local elementary school in Kansas City’s urban core – one footstep at a time.
Historic partnership grant advances immunotherapy research of Mary Markiewicz, Ph.D., at The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Oct 30, 2017 -- Mary Markiewicz, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology and a researcher with The KU Cancer Center, will receive a grant, made possible by a unique partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN, the V Foundation For Cancer Research and the University of Kansas Health System.
Accreditation assessment team invites public comment on University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department
Oct 30, 2017 -- The University of Kansas Medical Center announced Oct. 30 that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), will arrive Nov. 13 to examine all aspects of the KU Medical Center Police Department policy and procedures, management, operation and support services.
Raj Mitra will be teaching and conducting research in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair fellow
Oct 25, 2017 -- Raj Mitra, M.D., professor and chair of the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is about to join an elite group of educators from throughout the world who are serving as Fulbright Distinguished Chairs.
Voluntary program matches first-year medical students with early stage Alzheimer’s patients to provide support and education
Oct 12, 2017 -- The Partnering in Alzheimer’s Instruction Research Study (PAIRS) Program started in 2013 in the Kansas City Metro area to help KU School of Medicine students, regardless of their areas of specialization, gain insights into working with patients with dementia, while providing friendship and emotional support for the subjects and their families.
KU Medical Center signs extension of the Sino-US Advanced Healthcare Professional Exchange Program.
Oct 04, 2017 -- Robert D. Simari, M.D., interim vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center, led a team of officials from KU Medical Center that participated in the U.S.-China Health Cooperation Symposium Sept. 27 in Washington D.C.
A doctor from Ghana serves as a family’s hero and as a champion for respiratory care in Africa
Sep 25, 2017 -- A doctor from Ghana serves as a family’s hero and a champion for respiratory care in Africa. Alfred Jacob Aidoo, M.D., and Katie Stakolich were perfect strangers living a world apart before tragedy brought them together late last year. Now a gesture of gratitude has helped bring the two face to face in a surprise meeting at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
KU School of Medicine Fulbright Scholar to study cancer care for adolescents and young adults in Denmark
Sep 22, 2017 -- Third-year KU School of Medicine student and Fulbright Scholar Abbey Elsbernd is spending this year in Copenhagen studying a cancer ward designed just for adolescents and young adults.
Heavy drinking in college can lead to obesity later in life
Sep 22, 2017 -- Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center have produced the first study showing that heavy drinking during early adulthood increases the risk of becoming obese later in life.
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