Recent KUMC News

Heather Gibbs receives 2018 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award
May 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.
KU School of Nursing graduate draws on family heritage to emerge as a leader
May 11, 2018 -- When Jeffrey John Javier walks across the stage at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence during the University of Kansas Commencement on May 13, he will be the first person in his family to receive a degree in the United States.
Salina KU School of Medicine student turns personal tragedy into source of inspiration to become a doctor
May 11, 2018 -- Erik Bowell is living proof that from a person’s darkest moments can come the inspiration needed to change one’s own life. At 47, Bowell is by most standards an unlikely med student and literally the gray beard of this year’s class of eight freshly minted doctors who will be graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Salina.
Occupational therapy student’s family overcomes tremendous obstacles to reach their American dream
May 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.
School of Medicine graduate overcomes hearing loss to land a residency at top children’s hospital in the country
May 11, 2018 -- When Bonnie McKee Crume heads to Massachusetts after graduation to start her residency at U.S. News & World Report’s No.1-ranked children’s hospital, she does so with a heart filled with confidence and the satisfaction of having proven her doubters wrong.
Renowned epidemiologist Mary Guinan shares stories from 40 years on the front lines of public health
May 07, 2018 -- Mary Guinan, M.D., Ph.D., has devoted her career to fighting diseases around the world, including as an epidemiologist working in India to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s and as one of the very first physicians to investigate the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
KU Medical Center, The University of Kansas Health System and Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, combine forces to help high school students learn about careers in health care
May 04, 2018 -- The University of Kansas Medical Center has joined forces with The University of Kansas Health System and the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (USD 500) in launching a program designed to help students who are traditionally under-represented in health care fields learn about careers beyond the traditional medical roles of physicians and nurses.
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.
KU Medical Center plays a key role in the FDA approval of the first treatment for polycystic kidney disease
Apr 27, 2018 -- A drug with a decades-long history of research and testing at the University of Kansas Medical Center has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as the first treatment for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, the most common form of PKD.
From motorcycles to medicine, this chancellor takes the road less traveled
Apr 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.
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