- Salina KU School of Medicine student turns personal tragedy into source of inspiration to become a doctor
May 11, 2018 -- Erik Bowell is living proof that from a person’s darkest moments can come the inspiration needed to change one’s own life. At 47, Bowell is by most standards an unlikely med student and literally the gray beard of this year’s class of eight freshly minted doctors who will be graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Salina.
- Occupational therapy student’s family overcomes tremendous obstacles to reach their American dream
May 11, 2018 -- Shannon Pettersson made a promise to her children that once she earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy and landed a job they would get a house and a dog. It’s a promise 8-year-old Danny and 7-year-old Kylee have held out in front of their mother like a carrot hanging on a string from a stick as a way to coax her along during the arduous days of graduate school these last three years at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
- School of Medicine graduate overcomes hearing loss to land a residency at top children’s hospital in the country
May 11, 2018 -- When Bonnie McKee Crume heads to Massachusetts after graduation to start her residency at U.S. News & World Report’s No.1-ranked children’s hospital, she does so with a heart filled with confidence and the satisfaction of having proven her doubters wrong.
- Renowned epidemiologist Mary Guinan shares stories from 40 years on the front lines of public health
May 07, 2018 -- Mary Guinan, M.D., Ph.D., has devoted her career to fighting diseases around the world, including as an epidemiologist working in India to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s and as one of the very first physicians to investigate the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
- KU Medical Center, The University of Kansas Health System and Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, combine forces to help high school students learn about careers in health care
May 04, 2018 -- The University of Kansas Medical Center has joined forces with The University of Kansas Health System and the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (USD 500) in launching a program designed to help students who are traditionally under-represented in health care fields learn about careers beyond the traditional medical roles of physicians and nurses.
- The KU School of Medicine ranks among the nation’s leaders in educating primary care, rural care and family physicians
May 01, 2018 -- Serving the people of Kansas through the creation and promotion of model health care programs is a primary tenet in the mission of the University of Kansas Medical Center. To that end, the KU School of Medicine takes particular pride in being among the nation’s leaders in educating primary care physicians, many of whom will stay in the Sunflower State, thus fulfilling the medical center’s goal of providing high-quality patient-centered care to the citizens of Kansas.
- KU Medical Center plays a key role in the FDA approval of the first treatment for polycystic kidney disease
Apr 27, 2018 -- A drug with a decades-long history of research and testing at the University of Kansas Medical Center has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as the first treatment for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, the most common form of PKD.
- From motorcycles to medicine, this chancellor takes the road less traveled
Apr 25, 2018 -- On April 20, Douglas A. Girod, M.D., was officially installed as the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. Girod joins internist Franklin Murphy and pharmacologist W. Clark Wescoe as the only other leader of the KU Medical Center to make the leap to chancellor. Girod’s path to success in academic medicine has been somewhat unconventional.
- University of Kansas Medical Center students showcase their work at 40th Annual Student Research Forum
Apr 09, 2018 -- More than 150 students from the schools of Health Professions, Nursing and Medicine participated in the 40th Annual Student Research Forum at the University of Kansas Medical Center April 2 and 3.
- Lisa Larson, Ph.D., RN, calls on her Kansas roots to guide the new KU School of Nursing program in Salina
Apr 09, 2018 -- A native of tiny Highland in far northeast Kansas, Larson is the first assistant dean of academic affairs at the new University of Kansas School of Nursing campus in Salina.
- KU Medical Center graduate and undergraduate students take part in research days at the Kansas Capitol
Mar 30, 2018 -- Two students from the University of Kansas Medical Center received awards at the 15th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit March 27 in Topeka. Judges from academia and industry identified two students from each Kansas Board of Regents’ school in attendance to win $500 scholarships from BioKansas and from their respective school.
- Future of deep-space travel takes flight as researcher at the University of Kansas Medical Center has experiment launched to the International Space Station
Mar 30, 2018 -- If mankind is to venture into deep space one day, the road to such an ambitious mission might just begin right here at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the laboratory of Joseph S. Tash, Ph.D., emeritus professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in the School of Medicine.
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