- 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.
- Nightingale Ceremony ushers in new School of Nursing class
Aug 20, 2018 -- With the donning of their new white coats, the presentation of their academic society pins and the recitation of the KU Nursing Oath of Commitment, 126 women and men went from being a collection of college students from throughout the country to being the University of Kansas School of Nursing Class of 2020.
- KU School of Medicine holds White Coat Ceremony for class of 2022
Aug 01, 2018 -- At this rite of passage to welcome entering medical students, KU School of Medicine faculty share some wisdom and each student walks on stage to be cloaked in a white coat, a symbol of the physician’s profession, with family and friends in attendance.
- KU Medical Center researchers battling HIV/AIDS in Africa
Jul 30, 2018 -- While great advances have been made in treatments for HIV and AIDS, the stark reality remains that the virus is still among the leading killers in sub-Saharan Africa. Sarah Finocchario Kessler, Ph.D., MPH, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, has spent nearly a decade traveling to Kenya looking for ways to reduce the number of infants infected with HIV.
- Burns named to Governor’s Alzheimer's Disease Working Group
Jul 27, 2018 -- Jeffrey Burns, M.D., co-director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KU ADC), has been named by Governor Jeff Colyer to the Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Working Group
- Quinter’s Michael Machen named 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year
Jul 16, 2018 -- For more than three decades Michael Machen has been one of the primary health care providers for the 900 or so people in the farming community of Quinter and many others living in adjoining counties on the High Plains, where trees are sparse and the wind is your constant companion.
- KU Medical Center program helps teachers engage students from urban schools
Jul 13, 2018 -- For high school teachers from Kansas City and Wichita late May was time to head back to class as part of the T-SCORE Summer Institute – a three-week academic boot camp dedicated to helping classroom teachers create health science units that better connect with students from underserved populations in Kansas’ urban centers.
- KU Cancer Center researcher investigates eliminating radiation for HER2-positive breast cancer
Jun 27, 2018 -- Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have launched a clinical trial that eliminates radiation from the treatment protocol for an invasive type of breast cancer that accounts for one-fifth of all breast cancer patients.
- University of Kansas opens Salina Health Education Center
Jun 22, 2018 -- The Salina campuses of the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine and Nursing officially got a new home June 21 with the grand opening of the Salina Health Education Center, a newly renovated space downtown.
- Poison-tipped arrows may hold secret to new male birth control
Jun 19, 2018 -- For years, women have taken on much of the responsibility when it comes to avoiding unintended pregnancies, but that may all be changing thanks to a new form of male contraception being formulated at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
- Pet dogs with cancer play role in testing new injectable chemotherapy drugs
Jun 08, 2018 -- You might not know it by looking at her, but Remy is one lucky dog, and she has a new cancer drug under development in cooperation with The University of Kansas Cancer Center to thank for helping to keep her alive.
Last modified: Jul 26, 2018