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Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., MSEd

Associate Professor

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• Director, KU Kids Healing Place

Clinical interests

• Pediatric palliative care • Pediatric chronic illness • Pediatric ethics
• Pediatric school/educational/learning issues • International medical graduates

Education and training

University of Kansas: Bachelor of science in education
University of Kansas: Master of science, special education
University of Kansas Medical Center: Ph.D., therapeutic sciences


  • 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award - Health Professions
  • 2013 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2013 Chair's Award for Excellence in Mentoring
  • 2013 KU Women's Hall of Fame
  • Cheng Cho, M.D., Ph.D. Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, 2011
  • Appointed to the Leadership Panel - Children's Project on Palliative/Hospice Services (CHIPPS), 2011
  • 2008 Chair's Award for Caring and Compassion
  • U.S. Delegate to World Bone and Joint Decade Conference, Queensland Australia, 2007
  • Ellen Roose Memorial Scholarship, 2005
  • Department of Allied Health Scholarship, 2003/2004
  • USD 500 Reasons to Believe Award, 2003
  • Fox 4 News Crystal Apple Award, 2002


  • Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care (CAPC)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
  • Children's Project on Palliative/Hospice Services (ChiPPS)
  • National Education Association (NEA) - Kansas Chapter
  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Last modified: Sep 28, 2018

Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., MSEd


Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., MSEd
Associate Professor

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