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- ‘Big data’ helps KU Medical Center researchers figure out some of nursing’s toughest challenges
Sep 18, 2020 -- Faculty at the University of Kansas studied the techniques nurses use to help pediatric patients handle pain. Using large amounts of data broken down to the one patient-one nurse level, researchers could draw conclusions about the right "dose" of nursing needed.
- Calling all photographers: Enter Rural Kansas Photo Contest
Sep 02, 2020 -- The beauty of Kansas and the people who make it special are showcased in a special photo contest sponsored by Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Now, for its 15th anniversary, the Rural Kansas Photography Contest is seeking entries in celebration of this milestone.
- Nightingale Ceremony welcomes incoming nursing students with message of resilience
Aug 26, 2020 -- The 2020 Nightingale Ceremony at the University of Kansas School of Nursing Aug. 21 was an opportunity to welcome the incoming students of the Class of 2022 seeking their bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Elements of the traditional ceremony fused with new precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- Pilot grants launch new research projects to fight COVID-19 pandemic
Aug 24, 2020 -- With support from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas Medical Center, four investigators from the KU Medical Center have launched new research projects designed to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
- KU researchers pivot from cancer and cystic fibrosis to test new drug for COVID-19
Aug 14, 2020 -- Physician-scientists Gregory Gan and Deepika Polineni pivoted from their research on cancer and cystic fibrosis to test a new drug with the potential to keep COVID-19 patients from needing a ventilator.
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- JaySTART clinic for physical, occupational and speech therapy leaps to virtual rehabilitation
Aug 11, 2020 -- For students of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology, the once-weekly JaySTART Clinic offered a chance to practice what they’d learned in the classroom and help community members who might otherwise not receive therapy. But when the COVID-19 pandemic closed the face-to-face clinic, faculty within the University of Kansas School of Health Professions found a solution. They turned to telehealth to keep the therapy – and the learning opportunity – going.
- Pioneering geneticist Merlin G. Butler, M.D., Ph.D., keeps pushing the boundaries of science
Aug 10, 2020 -- Merlin G. Butler, M.D., Ph.D., has spent his career unlocking genetic mysteries
- Pandemic-era White Coat Ceremony makes history
Jul 30, 2020 -- Incoming medical students symbolically joined the medical profession via a WHite Coat Ceremony shown through videoconferencing software. The pandemic-era ceremony made history by packaging the same traditions in a new format.
Categories: School of Medicine
- University of Kansas Medical Center and Children's Mercy to offer clinical trial of AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19
Jul 29, 2020 -- The University of Kansas Medical Center and Children's Mercy Kansas City announced that they will be leading the regional efforts of a nationwide clinical trial brought through the COVID-19 Prevention Network to test the COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222, developed by Oxford University and purchased by AstraZeneca.
- History of medicine chair chosen for prestigious DeBakey national fellowship
Jul 08, 2020 -- Christopher Crenner, MD, Ph.D., chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has been selected for the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship, a prestigious award that provides up to $10,000 to support historical research in medicine.
Categories: School of Medicine