Carrie Ciro named chair of KU Department of Occupational Therapy EducationMar 22, 2017
-- Carrie Ciro, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, has been named the chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education in the University of Kansas School of Health Professions, effective July 1. Ciro comes to the University of Kansas Medical Center from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she has served in the College of Allied Health since 2010.
KU School of Medicine students learn where they will do their residenciesMar 17, 2017
-- Match Day is an annual rite of passage for medical students across the country. Matches are made by the nonprofit National Resident Matching Program using an algorithm to determine the pairings based on preferences submitted by the applicants and the residency programs. Students submit their preferences after interviewing with various residency programs.
How polio, iron lungs and Clarke Wescoe changed patient care at KU Medical CenterFeb 23, 2017
-- Every day, hundreds walk by the non-descript entryways to the Eaton Building on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus. Doctors, nurses, faculty and students pass by fully unaware of the important secrets that the 77-year-old structure keeps regarding the history of desegregation at the medical center.
KU researchers find statins may hold keys to future cancer treatmentJan 20, 2017
-- Tomoo Iwakuma, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and his team have published the first research showing how the use of statins, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Mevacor (lovastatin), can shut down structurally mutated p53 proteins that can accelerate cancer progression.