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- KU-led research shows drug critical to fighting opioid addiction remains underused
Dec 19, 2018 -- One medication critical to fighting the worst drug crisis in U.S. history remains woefully underprescribed and underutilized, according to research from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
- Ghana's first respiratory therapy students learn at KU Medical Center
Dec 18, 2018 -- The mission to make respiratory therapy an officially recognized profession in Ghana rolled through America’s Heartland recently with a month-long stopover at the University of Kansas Medical Center where students from the University of Ghana spent four weeks alongside their American peers in an educational and cultural exchange.
- KU Medical Center, KU Health System and JCCC promote wellness through nutrition series
Dec 07, 2018 -- An eight-part nutrition lecture series titled “Cook Right, Eat Right,’ was produced through a collaboration between the University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Kansas Health System and Johnson County Community College.
- Fort Hays football teammates fulfilling their dreams of medicine and physical therapy
Nov 15, 2018 -- Three former teammates who helped turn the once-struggling football program at Fort Hays State University into a post-season contender have swapped their helmets and shoulder pads for the stethoscopes and hospital scrubs of students in the schools of Medicine and Health Professions at the University of Kansas.
- KU Medical Center hosts National Institute on Aging Director’s Regional Meeting
Nov 05, 2018 -- Researchers and community leaders from throughout the Midwest attended the Director’s Regional Meeting of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), an Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), November 1, hosted by the University of Kansas Medical Center.
- Roy Jensen named president of Association of American Cancer Institutes
Oct 09, 2018 -- Roy Jensen, M.D., director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, has been named president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), an organization of 98 leading academic cancer centers in North America, which includes the 70 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated centers.
- Two KU Medical Center educators honored with Chancellors Club professorships
Sep 25, 2018 -- Well-known as scientists, researchers and educators Gustavo Blanco and Joseph Fontes from the University of Kansas Medical Center, have been recognized as Chancellors Club Teaching Professors for 2018.
- Four KU doctoral-level nursing students named Jonas Scholars
Sep 25, 2018 -- The award provides the scholars with financial assistance, networking and leadership development, thus helping to expand the pipeline of future nursing faculty, researchers and advanced practice nurses.
- University honors the first black woman to earn a medical degree from KU
Aug 24, 2018 -- In 1958, the late Marjorie Cates became the first black woman to graduate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Some 60 years later she is being honored by the university with an academic society dedicated in her name.
- Students volunteer nearly 1,300 hours on Community Service Days
Aug 22, 2018 -- Two days each summer are designated by KU Medical Center as times before classes officially start for students in the schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing to pull on their blue T-shirts adorned on the front with “We Are KU” and give a few hours of energy and elbow grease to the community where they will be living, learning and working during the next few years. The M1 Community Service Day falls in July during the new medical students’ first week on campus. The Community Service Day for the schools of Health Professions and Nursing follows in August as part of the annual Hawk Week celebration.
Last modified: Jul 26, 2018