School of Nursing News
- Researchers donate protective equipment to KU Health System
Apr 08, 2020 -- Researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center donated much-needed equipment to help their colleagues at The University of Kansas Health System currently caring for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. The virus caused shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) across the globe, which health care workers need to protect themselves from becoming infected.
- Grant-funded program assists care partners of people with progressed MS
Apr 07, 2020 -- MS Achievement Center grant-funded program assists care partners of people with progressed MS
- University of Kansas medical students to graduate early and volunteer for program providing aid to Kansans during pandemic
Apr 03, 2020 -- University of Kansas medical students to graduate early and volunteer for program providing aid to Kansans during pandemic
- SHARPhub helps bring biomedical technologies to market in Kansas and four other central states
Apr 01, 2020 -- SHARPhub was established in 2018 to help researchers move biomedical discoveries and technologies out of the laboratory and into the commercial market, where they can be used to improve human health.
- Cancer Center receives additional $5 million in funding from state of Kansas to support ongoing research
Mar 31, 2020 -- The University of Kansas Cancer Center will receive an additional $5 million from the state budget for the KU Cancer Center Research Fund, approved by the Kansas legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelly. These funds will be crucial to the KU Cancer Center’s competitive application for National Cancer Institute (NCI) comprehensive cancer center designation.
- Graduating KU medical students celebrate Match Day online and at home
Mar 24, 2020 -- To stem the spread of COVID-19, ceremonies at the three KU School of Medicine campuses were canceled. Instead, they celebrated one of the most important milestones in their professional lives creatively--at home, in small groups, via their smartphones and online.
Categories: School of Medicine
- Eighth community college joins nursing partnership program
Mar 17, 2020 -- The University of Kansas School of Nursing recently welcomed Cloud County Community College to the Community College Nursing Partnership, the eighth community college in the state to sign on. The program allows students to enroll in both community college and the KU School of Nursing to receive both an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
- Journal publishes analysis of KU Medical Alumni Association’s fund for teaching excellence
Mar 11, 2020 -- Professors at the University of Kansas School of Medicine can apply for a grant from the Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund (MAITF). A history and analysis of the program was recently published in the academic journal “Medical Science Educator: The Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators.”
Categories: School of Medicine
- KU Cancer Center researchers identify breast cancer prevention drug with fewer daunting side effects
Mar 10, 2020 -- Women with a high risk for breast cancer can be prescribed drugs to help reduce their risk of cancer, but many don’t take the drugs because of their problematic side effects.Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have identified a drug that may keep the preventive punch but lessen the strong side effects.
- Owens leading psychiatry department’s new clinical trial research
Mar 05, 2020 -- Dennis Owens, MD, PhD, leading psychiatry department’s new clinical trial research
- Physical therapy student places in top 20 percent at Olympic marathon trials
Feb 21, 2020 -- Chris Melgares, a doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) student from the University of Kansas Medical Center, finished in the top 20 percent of the field of 175 male runners at the U.S. Olympic marathon team trials. Melgares qualified for the Olympic trial by finishing with a time of 2:16.35 at the California International Marathon and completed the Olympic trials 33rd with a time of 2:16.59.
Categories: School of Health Professions