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Project ECHO is helping KU Medical Center asthma experts build a virtual community throughout the state
Mar 30, 2017 -- An interprofessional team of health care professionals from the University of Kansas Medical Center is creating a virtual community to share the latest in asthma management and treatment with their peers throughout the state and as far away as the West African nation of Ghana thanks to technology provided by Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes).
Carrie Ciro named chair of KU Department of Occupational Therapy Education
Mar 22, 2017 -- Carrie Ciro, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, has been named the chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education in the University of Kansas School of Health Professions, effective July 1. Ciro comes to the University of Kansas Medical Center from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she has served in the College of Allied Health since 2010.
Patricia Kluding named chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Mar 20, 2017 -- The University of Kansas School of Health Professions announced Patricia Kluding, Ph.D., PT, as the new chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, effective March 16.
KU School of Medicine students learn where they will do their residencies
Mar 17, 2017 -- Match Day is an annual rite of passage for medical students across the country. Matches are made by the nonprofit National Resident Matching Program using an algorithm to determine the pairings based on preferences submitted by the applicants and the residency programs. Students submit their preferences after interviewing with various residency programs.
KU-led research team looks to predict outcomes of protein mutations with award from Keck Foundation
Mar 03, 2017 -- The field of personalized medicine stands to grow even more, thanks to a research team led by the University of Kansas Medical Center that received a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop a set of rules that will predict how specific amino acid mutations alter the functions of proteins in the body.
How polio, iron lungs and Clarke Wescoe changed patient care at KU Medical Center
Feb 23, 2017 -- Every day, hundreds walk by the non-descript entryways to the Eaton Building on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus. Doctors, nurses, faculty and students pass by fully unaware of the important secrets that the 77-year-old structure keeps regarding the history of desegregation at the medical center.
Startup to market KU invention that reduces errors in breast cancer diagnoses
Feb 21, 2017 -- A startup company, Rad/Path Solutions LLC, is set to manufacture a novel device that could improve breast cancer detection, while also reducing the number of false positives by up to 25 percent.
Research is at the heart of decade-long collaboration on smoking cessation between KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital
Feb 15, 2017 -- UKanQuit, a joint inpatient program between the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital, is helping smokers succeed in quitting
KU rises to No. 19 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of online nursing master’s degree programs
Feb 13, 2017 -- The University of Kansas School of Nursing’s online master’s degree program took a major leap into the top 20 in the latest Best Online Graduate Programs rankings released recently by U. S. News & World Report.
Kirmayer Center earns medical fitness facility certification
Jan 24, 2017 -- Kirmayer Healthy Lifestyle Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center has been named a certified medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association.
KU researchers find statins may hold keys to future cancer treatment
Jan 20, 2017 -- Tomoo Iwakuma, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and his team have published the first research showing how the use of statins, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Mevacor (lovastatin), can shut down structurally mutated p53 proteins that can accelerate cancer progression.
KU Medical Center year-in-review
Jan 09, 2017 -- A look back at some of the University of Kansas Medical Center accomplishments that made headlines globally, nationally and locally in 2016

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