- Dementia researchers issue urgent call for more diversity in clinical trial participation
Jul 22, 2021 -- Experts say research participation from African Americans and other groups heavily impacted by Alzheimer’s is key to finding drugs and treatments that work for everyone.
- Professor pivots from Kenya to Kansas (and back again) to serve global health needs in pandemic
Jul 08, 2021 -- KU Medical Center Professor Sarah Finocchario Kessler adapted a program she used in her HIV research in Africa to help health departments in Wyandotte and Johnson counties as they assisted those with COVID-19. Kessler then offered that same adaptation to her health care partners in Kenya.
- Study to assess post-vax COVID-19 antibodies in people with cancer
Jul 01, 2021 -- The goal of the study is to build on early knowledge of how the COVID-19 vaccine works in patients with cancer who, depending on the type of treatment they are undergoing, may have a suppressed or over-stimulated immune system.
- KU Medical Center assists community partners in launching campaign against COVID-19 in multiple languages across Kansas
Jun 22, 2021 -- The University of Kansas Medical Center and community partners across 10 Kansas counties are launching a multimedia campaign “Community Workers Beat the Virus” to encourage COVID-19 testing and vaccination among under-resourced populations. This initiative is part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program.
- Clinical trial network aims to speed up development of effective treatments for rare type of muscular dystrophy
Jun 18, 2021 -- The multisite international Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Trial Research Network (FSHD CTRN) is led by researchers at KU Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center.
- Meet KU School of Health Professions’ new associate dean for research, Jacob Sosnoff
Jun 14, 2021 -- Jacob Sosnoff, Ph.D., takes on the role of associate dean for research at the University of Kansas School of Health Professions. His research interests are mobility issues and fall prevention.
- Facebook Live series ‘Bench to Bedside’ provides timely, useful information from KU Cancer Center
Jun 07, 2021 -- The University of Kansas Cancer Center hosts an engaging Facebook Live series that uses a talk-show format to cover a broad range of cancer-related topics.
- Rain, resilience and the French bulldog: Everything you did and didn’t know about 2020/2021 KU commencement and recognition activities
May 27, 2021 -- Recognition and hooding ceremonies in 2021 as well as parts of commencement were supposed to get closer to the traditional norm. That didn't happen. Here's what did.
- Gold Foundation honors 3 KU Medical Center professionals for showing courage and compassion in pandemic
May 25, 2021 -- Because of their tireless efforts to keep their campuses and communities safe, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation is bestowing on three professionals from KU Medical Center the title of “Champion of Humanistic Care.”
- Study led by KU Medical Center researchers shows early preterm births can be decreased with DHA supplementation
May 17, 2021 -- A study led by researchers from the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati found that early preterm births may be dramatically decreased with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements, with a dose of 1000 mg more effective for pregnant women with low DHA levels.
- KU Cancer Center director participates in expert panel discussion on status of Cancer Moonshot
May 13, 2021 -- On May 6, 2021, three national cancer experts joined a virtual panel discussion to talk about the Cancer Moonshot, including Roy Jensen, M.D., director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
- Massive negative impact of COVID-19 on cancer screenings quantified in KU Medical Center faculty study published in JAMA Oncology
Apr 29, 2021 -- Nearly 10 million cancer screenings in the U.S. failed to happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology and researched by KU Medical Center faculty member Ronald Chen. Public attention to the problem is needed to prevent cancer deaths.
Last modified: Jul 26, 2018