School of Medicine News
- 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.
- The University of Kansas Cancer Center is joining forces with the nation’s top cancer centers to advocate for increasing HPV vaccination rates
Jun 07, 2018 -- The University of Kansas Cancer Center is joining forces with a host of the nation’s top cancer centers to focus the spotlight on eliminating human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in the United States.
- Researchers study career challenges facing women physicians who first entered medical school after Title IX
Jun 04, 2018 -- Kim Templeton, M.D., has spent much of her career outside the operating room addressing the issues of woman physicians as well as sex and gender differences in health and disease.
- A KU Medical Center researcher has created a nutrition literacy tool designed to assess the health knowledge
May 31, 2018 -- After finding there was no good method to assess nutrition literacy, Heather Gibbs, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, developed an original tool to test a person’s ability to obtain, process and understand dietary information, all of which are keys to making healthy food choices.
- A University of Kansas Medical Center neurology fellow overcomes a 20-year struggle to escape oppression in Cuba
May 31, 2018 -- Ernesto Alonso-Labori, M.D., dreams of a day when he can show his two small children the island nation where he was born and the city of Guantanamo where he grew up. A fellow in the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Neurology, Alonso-Labori knows it will be some time before a return to his homeland would be safe.
- Heather Gibbs receives 2018 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award
May 17, 2018 -- Heather Gibbs, Ph.D., RD, has been named the winner of the 2018 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award. Gibbs, an assistant professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, was honored during the School of Health Professions’ Student Recognition Ceremony May 12 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.
- KU School of Nursing graduate draws on family heritage to emerge as a leader
May 11, 2018 -- When Jeffrey John Javier walks across the stage at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence during the University of Kansas Commencement on May 13, he will be the first person in his family to receive a degree in the United States.
Last modified: Jun 28, 2018