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- Women in academic medicine remain less likely to be promoted, according to KU Medical Center study in NEJM
Nov 25, 2020 -- Female physicians are more likely to pursue careers in academic medicine than their male counterparts but are less likely to be promoted to senior faculty and leadership positions, and that gender gap is no narrower than it was 20 years ago, according to a study published by researchers at KU Medical Center in the NEJM.
- KU Cancer Center researchers discover men fighting both cancer and COVID-19 at higher risk than women
Nov 19, 2020 -- Men with cancer and COVID-19 may be at significantly higher risk for severe symptoms and even death as compared to females fighting both, a University of Kansas Cancer Center research team has found after reviewing multiple studies.
- KU Medical Center awarded Medical Science Training Program grant from the NIH
Nov 18, 2020 -- The physician-scientist training program at the University of Kansas Medical Center, which enables students to earn both a medical degree and a doctoral degree in a biomedical science, is now recognized as one of the most prestigious such programs in the country.
- Space and gravity society honors KU Medical Center researcher for his reproductive research
Nov 18, 2020 -- For his pioneering research on reproductive biology in space, the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGR) presented Joseph S. Tash with its prestigious Founder’s Award. Tash, emeritus professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, investigated how microgravity might affect the functionality of sperm.
- American Lung Association picks KU Medical Center as research hub for COVID-19
Oct 21, 2020 -- The Airways Clinical Research Centers Network (ACRC), the research arm of the American Lung Association, named the University of Kansas Medical Center a consortium hub. The change will give KU Medical Center the responsibility to mentor and lead other universities in its group in lung-health research, including COVID-19 research.
- NIH-funded effort seeks to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved communities across 10 Kansas counties
Oct 07, 2020 -- The University of Kansas Medical Center has been chosen to receive a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the RADx-UP program to support projects designed to rapidly implement COVID-19 testing strategies in populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
- One year out, KU Cancer Center’s countdown to NCI comprehensive application kicks into high gear
Oct 01, 2020 -- The application will shine a light on the extraordinary work done by KU scientists and physicians in researching, treating and preventing the disease. What will remain largely hidden is the mammoth effort that goes into the application itself.
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- KU Medical Center to participate in clinical trial designed to speed the testing of COVID-19 outpatient treatments
Sep 22, 2020 -- The University of Kansas Medical Center will be participating in a unique nationwide clinical trial that will allow for the testing of multiple agents to fight COVID-19. Known as ACTIV-2 (Adapt Out COVID), this trial is part of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines effort announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this spring.
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