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Kansas saw the nation’s second-highest increase in drug deaths last year
“The problem that we’re facing in Kansas, among many others, is that access to systems and practices that reduce the risk for people who are using drugs are largely absent or they are criminalized,” said Dr. Daniel Warren, an assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
www.kcur.org

Rural mentors, national conference solidified her specialty choice
Morgan Weiler knew she was interested in family medicine, but as a first-year medical student she wasn’t sure exactly what a career in the specialty would look like.
www.aafp.org

Here’s where you can get a free skin cancer screening on Saturday in Wichita
Free skin cancer screenings will be offered Saturday at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kansas.com

‘The best exhibit I’ve seen in a long time’: Exploration Place opens health exhibit
An advisory group comprising officials from the Sedgwick County Health Department, Wichita State’s College of Health Professions, Wesley and Ascension Via Christi health systems, the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, Kansas Health Foundation, the Greater Wichita YMCA and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita helped Exploration Place develop the exhibition’s concept and content.
www.kansas.com

LGBTQ community leaders come together for K-State conference
Dr. Tori Gleason, graduate student in the master of public health program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, gave her keynote presentation halfway through the event.
www.kstatecollegian.com

Free Annual Skin Cancer Screening
The clinic will be held at the University of Kansas School of Medicine which is located at 1010 N. Kansas.
www.wichitaonthecheap.com

‘Rock of security and goodness’: Dr. Val Brown Sr. remembered for impact on Wichita
Val Brown Jr. marked the third generation of doctors in the Brown family. He graduated from the KU School of Medicine-Wichita in 1979.
www.kansas.com

Exploration Place unveils new permanent exhibit
The presenting sponsor of “Health Inside Out” is the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, with the support of more than 50 total donors making the exhibit possible.
www.derbyinformer.com

KU Kudos celebrates recent external achievements by faculty, staff
Andrew Porter, clinical assistant professor and sports medicine program director at the School of Medicine-Wichita, earned an Exemplary Teaching Award from the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.
news.ku.edu

Exploration Place opening new permanent health exhibit Wednesday
The presenting sponsor of Health Inside Out is the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.ksn.com

Exploration Place to open new health exhibit
The ceremony will also feature comments from Exploration Place president and CEO Adam Smith, and Dr. Garold Minns, dean of KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kfdi.com

Letters to the Editor - Senate Bill 493
This despite a survey conducted in Wichita by the KU School of Medicine showing overwhelming public support for phasing out single-use plastic bags.
www.hutchnews.com

Emerging Leaders say Wichita lacks individual leaders
Regardless, said Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., an internal medicine specialist with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, the world is going to have to learn to live around Covid-19.
www.bizjournals.com

Don’t ignore mild cognitive impairment
Ryan Schroeder, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, gave an example of the difference between MCI and normal aging.
www.activeage.com

KU Kudos: Celebrating recent Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements
Lynn Fisher, assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Wichita, is among the members of the 2022 Leadership Kansas class.
today.ku.edu

The Post-Pandemic Health Care (Staffing) Crisis
Samuel Ofei-Dodoo at KU School of Medicine-Wichita started a mindfulness program. In his research, he found that people who worked directly with COVID patients were in work mode for so long, they found no respite.
www.flatlandkc.org

2022 Innovation Awards: Morgan Bretches, WSU
Beginning in December 2020, Bretches reached out to the Academic & Student Affairs Office at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita to initiate a new program to promote mentoring of pre-medical students within the Wichita area.
www.bizjournals.com

Gritman Orthopedic Surgeons practice opens in Moscow
Dr. Kym completed medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.bigcountrynewsconnection.com

New digital program targets uncontrolled diabetes in Black community
Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita are looking for 70 Black residents in Wichita, Kansas, who have uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes, a long-term disease that hinders your body’s natural flow of insulin.
www.webmd.com

KU clinical trial seeks Black Wichita residents with diabetes
“If you are living with diabetes, you can’t eat everything at the family gathering,” said Michelle Redmond, a community psychologist and professor of population health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kcur.org

Sublingual dexmedetomidine may rapidly calm bipolar agitation
Results showed relief from acute agitation kicked in beginning at 20 minutes after administration of the treatment and continued to 120 minutes, reported principal investigator Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD, professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, and colleagues.
www.medscape.com

Kansas Public Radio headlines for Monday, February 28, 2022
KU School of Medicine-Wichita is recruiting Black people with uncontrolled diabetes for a clinical trial.
www.kansaspublicradio.org

KU School of Medicine, USD 261 Haysville to expand mental health services for children in the district
KU School of Medicine-Wichita Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences have partnered with Credit Union of America and Haysville USD 261 to increase availability to mental health services for students within the district.
www.kfdi.com

KU continues to work with WSU on idea for new medical center campus in Wichita, opens new rural health center in Salina
The University of Kansas and Wichita State remain serious about building a new medical school campus in Wichita, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod said in brief remarks Tuesday.
www.ljworld.com

A few Kansas jails are finally allowing medical care for opioid addiction
Daniel Warren, a physician who treats addiction, welcomes the Sedgwick County jail’s new approach to addiction treatment.
www.kcur.org

Estate gift from KU alumnus will fund $5.5 million in scholarships
Richard Smith’s estate also distributed gifts of $200,000 to Spencer Museum of Art and $250,000 to the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.today.ku.edu

Mask mandate continues at Wichita schools after board rejects attempt to end it
Much of the discussion Monday night centered on a disagreement over the science behind masks between Albert, who used to own a remodeling business, and Dr. Paul Teran, a pediatrician with KU School of Medicine-Wichita and the school district’s physician on its COVID review panel.
www.kansascity.com

Wichita BOE votes against removing mask mandate
Among those from the medical community weighing in on the issue was KU School of Medicine-Wichita Hospitaliist Dr. Paul Teran who said masking is one part of a multi-layer mitigation strategy.
www.kwch.com

Brent Duran, DO, MPH, discusses overcoming imposter syndrome and being a positive role model to his learners
"I realized that I could help to alleviate suffering by dedicating my life to this profession with inspiration from mentors, including multiple primary care physicians I volunteered under during college."
www.acponline.org

Wichita, other school districts canceling classes ahead of winter storm
KU School of Medicine-Wichita will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb. 3 due to the potential of inclement weather.
www.kfdi.com

Essay of first person accounts of COVID-19 care captures AAFP Foundation prize
The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation has named Morgan Weiler, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, as the winner of its first essay contest for medical students and residents.
www.aafpfoundation.org

Kids under 5 will soon able to get the COVID vaccine
Dr. Wittler with KU School of Medicine-Wichita says if you have any concerns or questions about the vaccine to call and talk with your doctor.
www.kwch.com

Sedgwick County supporting concept of medical health science campus
The partners in the project would include Sedgwick County, the city of Wichita, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita State University and WSU Tech.
www.kfdi.com

It's Your Business for Jan. 8 includes Malea Hartvickson, Martin Schlossman, Rodney Harmon, Brian Lang
Dr. Boma Ugwu completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.cjonline.com

Wichita State University and University of Kansas propose health sciences education center in Wichita
The center, which is a combined effort among Wichita State, WSU Tech, the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, and the KU School of Pharmacy in Wichita, is in the early design stages.
www.asumag.com

Sedgwick County in worst COVID crisis since pandemic began, health officer Minns says
It was the most pessimistic report yet from Minns, who in addition to serving the county is also the dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kansas.com

Joint WSU, KU health sciences education center will strengthen Wichita
As community leaders plan for the future growth and economic prosperity of our state, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas are bolstering those efforts through a proposal to build a joint health sciences education center in Wichita.
www.kansas.com

MSSC meeting reflects on extraordinary year
At the same time Dr. Minns was guiding Sedgwick County government through the pandemic, he remained dean of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, where he oversaw the medical school’s quick pivot to remote learning last year.
www.mssconline.com

Women Who Lead: Health Care - Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt
"I actively find ways to help support women physicians within my department at KU and in the community." - Dr. Schwasinger-Schmidt
www.bizjournals.com

Letters to the editor on school anniversary, vaccine mandates and Bob Dole
Since KU School of Medicine-Wichita celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, we’ve enjoyed reviewing half a century of teaching, research and serving Wichita and beyond.
www.kansas.com

WSU, KU Med announce plans for joint Wichita medical education center
Wichita State announced its plans to join forces with the University of Kansas schools of Medicine and Pharmacy in Wichita on another medical education center in the city.
www.kansas.com

It's Your Business for Dec. 11 includes Stormont Vail hires Kaitlin Ditch, Adrienne Mills, Kshama Ojha
Dr. Kaitlin Ditch earned her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita where she also completed her residency.
www.cjonline.com

Goodland student helping LGBTQ+ community achieve health equity
Growing up in western Kansas, Tori Gleason knew that the area faces the same kind of health care challenges as most of rural America: a shortage of providers, technology lags, resources strained by population shifts.
www.hayspost.com

Hiawatha physicians receive faculty awards at KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Dr. Julie Rosa and Dr. Pete Rosa were recognized at the 41st Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium on Dec. 3 hosted by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, for being outstanding clinicians, teachers and role models.
www.hiawathaworldonline.com

A KU Wichita Pediatrics pilot program brings health care into schools, and it’s keeping students in class
School-based health clinics in Haysville and Valley Center are eliminating the need for students to leave class for routine and urgent health-care visits.
www.wichitabeacon.org

Hope, questions surround new drug for Alzheimer’s
Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, director of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita Center for Clinical Research, said she knows of a few local providers who are going through the process of obtaining approval from Biogen to administer Aduhelm.
www.theactiveage.com

Women Who Lead: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Julie M. Galliart
The Wichita Business Journal spotlights Julie M. Galliart, Ed.D., for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.bizjournals.com

Doctors warn against false information as they learn more about new COVID variant
In Wichita, Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt with the KU School of Medicine, said the misinformation she’s seen is purely due to fear of the unknown. She wants people to understand that it’s best to listen to medical professionals.
www.kwch.com

‘Our kids are grieving’: Children’s mental health is a national emergency, and Wichita isn’t immune
Dr. Cassi Karlsson, a clinical associate professor in the KU School of Medicine-Wichita’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, said cases of anxiety and depression in children surged after families lost parents, grandparents and other caregivers to COVID-19.
www.wichitabeacon.org

Recent COVID patients wanted for drug trial
The Center for Clinical Research at KU School of Medicine-Wichita is looking for participants over 30 who have tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days.
www.kfdi.com

KU School of Medicine-Wichita seeking participants for COVID-19 drug study
The Center for Clinical Research at KU School of Medicine-Wichita is seeking participants over age 30 who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days.
www.kwch.com

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days? KU School of Medicine seeking participants in drug study
The study, which is completely remote, will see if certain FDA-approved medications can help people with mild to moderate COVID-19 feel better faster and stay out of the hospital, according to a news release.
www.ksn.com

Local clinics busy treating patients with respiratory illnesses as COVID remains issue for hospitals
Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt with KU School of Medicine-Wichita said if you’ve had COVID, it does lower your immune system, potentially making it easier for you to catch other viruses.
www.kwch.com

It's Your Business (for Oct. 30)
Dr. Mattoon received her doctorate of medicine from the University Of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.cjonline.com

LMH Health physician receives Ingram’s 2021 Top Doctor recognition
Dr. Wendt began his physician’s journey at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and later completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in affiliation with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.lmh.org

LGBTQ+ Leadership Conference centers queer voices on campus
The keynote speaker was Tori Gleason, who is working on her Master of Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kstatecollegian.com

‘I understand your concern’: Sedgwick County COVID Ambassador program beats back vaccine hesitancy
While still in its infancy, the program reflects other community-based efforts around the country, said Elizabeth Ablah, Ph.D., MPH, professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.wichitabeacon.org

Safer Classrooms Workgroup talks mental health, COVID-19 precautions in Kansas schools
Kelli Netson-Amore of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita said the pandemic has shown how communities rely on schools for vital services, such as communicating with children face-to-face, monitoring for child abuse and providing children with food.
www.kansasreflector.com

National pediatric groups declare children’s mental health emergency as services see more demand
In Kansas, a partnership between KU School of Medicine-Wichita and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment with the KSKidsMAP program is trying to fill that need for pediatricians.
www.wibw.com

Wichita doctors discuss breakthrough COVID cases, virus impact on immunocompromised
"This virus is a horrible virus and it’s continuing to have a significant impact on our community and people that we know,” said KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Internal Medicine Assistant Professor and Center for Clinical Research Director Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt.
www.kwch.com

Four educators receive Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships
Recipients include Scott Moser, M.D., associate dean of curriculum at KU School of Medicine-Wichita
www.today.ku.edu

Understanding major depressive disorder and treatment resistance
Sheldon Preskorn, M.D., professor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, spoke to attendees during the 2021 Annual Psychiatric TimesTM World CME Conference.
www.psychiatrictimes.com

School-based health clinic opens in Haysville school district
The clinic is in partnership with the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Organizers hope to meet the physical and mental health needs of students in Haysville.
www.ksn.com

Area professionals join inaugural Kansas Future Fellows cohort to face issues plaguing children, families
The University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research says it has officially launched Kansas Future Fellows, the first structured statewide network of ambassadors dedicated to the discovery of solutions to problems faced by young children and their families.
www.wibw.com

CCMC: Glasco Family Physicians to open in November
Dr. Anderson completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.salinapost.com

For Newton's Koontz, health and community go hand-in-hand
Jennifer Scott Koontz, M.D., MPH, has always had a heart for the community, which the past 18 months of pandemic have only emphasized.
www.thekansan.com

Local health officials, parents prepare for younger children to get COVID-19 vaccine
”The beauty of children is their immune systems are very now, so they respond very, vey well to any vaccines, so having a lower dose makes a lot of sense,” said KU School of Medicine Wichita Department of Internal Medicine Assistant Professor and Center for Disease Control Research Director Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt.
www.kwch.com

Simple ways to avoid a heart attack, according to doctors
"Until now, little has been known about cardiovascular events relative to e-cigarette use," says Mohinder Vindhyal, MD, assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita and the lead author of the study, adding that the data should be "a real wake-up call" about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.
www.eatthis.com

Business People for Sept. 19
Jennifer Scott Koontz, M.D., MPH, of Newton, who co-founded the JayDoc Community Clinic in Wichita, will receive Bethel College’s 2021 Outstanding Alumnus Award at its Alumni Banquet on Oct. 3.
www.hutchnews.com

Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement: Garold Minns put people first in career as doctor, educator
“Medicine can be a challenging field,” Minns says. “You need to go into it for the right reasons and go into it because you really enjoy it.”
www.bizjournals.com

Governor Laura Kelly announces Safer Classrooms Workgroup members
Dr. Jennifer Bacani McKenney, a practicing Family Physician and Wilson County health officer, and Dr. Stephanie Kuhlmann, Pediatric Hospitalist Division Director at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and Pediatric Medical Director at Wesley Children’s Hospital, serve as the group’s co-chairs.
governor.kansas.gov

Increase in Sedgwick County suicides has some speaking out for change
The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita has been collecting Sedgwick County suicide data for 20 years.
www.ksn.com

Kansas LGBTQ leadership conference hopes to invoke resiliency in student body
One speaker, Tori Gleason, is a K-State alumna. According to Gleason’s LinkedIn page, she is a student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and a future researcher on health outcomes in trans and non-binary populations.
www.kstatecollegian.com

Sedgwick County saw its highest rate of deaths by suicide in 2020
“In the 20 years we’ve been collecting this data, Sedgwick County rates have been consistently higher than national rates,” Dr. Nicole Klaus, assistant professor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, said. “We can see that our rates are rising more quickly than national rates.”
www.kwch.com

Celebrating 50 years! The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
The mission at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita has remained much the same after 50 years: focusing primarily on educating future physicians to meet health care needs, and establishing community partnerships to improve the health of all Kansans.
splugemag.com

Dr. Roxanne Stiles joins Clara Barton team
Dr. Stiles completed her general surgery residency in 2021 at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.gbtribune.com

Clinic welcomes new doctor
During the recent National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, the AAFP honored Rick Kellerman, M.D., with the Joyce Jeardeau Memorial Award, which recognizes faculty or staff support of a family medicine interest group.
www.ksal.com

Veteran mentor finding new ways to help students
During the recent National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, the AAFP honored Rick Kellerman, M.D., with the Joyce Jeardeau Memorial Award, which recognizes faculty or staff support of a family medicine interest group.
www.aafp.org

Meet the WBJ's 2021 Health Care Heroes
One person, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita dean Garold Minns, is being a recognized as a lifetime achievement honoree.
www.bizjournals.com

40 Under 40: Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
"At the Center for Clinical Research at KU Wichita, we are changing the practice of medicine by advancing care and bringing cutting edge research to Kansans."
www.bizjournals.com

Wichita will use federal grant to help vulnerable communities in dealing with Covid-19
The city will be working with the Wichita Black Alliance, Sedgwick County, the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, HealthCore Clinic, Hunter Health, GraceMed and other agencies.
www.kfdi.com

KU School of Medicine Wichita bringing health clinic to local school district
KU School of Medicine-Wichita School Clinics is a new program that could be coming to other schools.
www.ksn.com

Sedgwick County gets medical advice as Covid-19 cases rise
Dr. Garold Minns agreed that vaccination is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19. He’s the county health officer and dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kmuw.org

‘Task Trainers’ creating medical community collaboration in Wichita, improving residents' skills
A new collaboration between the University of Kansas School of Medicine Surgical Residency and University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Ascension Via Christi is for both simple and complex suturing practice and biopsy training.
healthcare.ascension.org

‘Not expected, but not surprising:’ Amid pandemic, many family physicians lonely
“Loneliness has been deemed as a public health issue,” Samuel Ofei-Dodoo, Ph.D., MPA, MA, CPH, an assistant professor and director of residency research in the department of family and community medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.healio.com

CDC revises mask guidance to address rapidly spreading Delta variant across U.S. and Kansas
Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D. at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, said the vaccine serves as the primary form of defense.
www.kwch.com

Pandemic takes a toll on physician mental health
“This is very serious,” said lead author Samuel Ofei-Dodoo, Ph.D., MPH, CPH, an assistant professor and researcher at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in the Department of Family & Community Medicine.
www.mssconline.com

Child mental health crisis: Mental health professionals with KU School of Medicine-Wichita push to educate more in the medical field
Dr. Rachel Brown, chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences for KU School of Medicine-Wichita, said there are only about six child psychiatrists in the Wichita area.
www.ksn.com

A coat of paint paves the way for a white coat
Eight first-year University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita students put a coat of paint on a home in the Rock the Block neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.
wichitahabitat.org

3 keys to help resident physicians to get the exercise they need
Samuel Ofei-Dodoo, PhD, MPA, MA, CPH—one of the faculty members behind the program and co-author of a study published in the Kansas Journal of Medicine—offered insight on the barriers to resident exercise and how programs and physicians can work to overcome them.
www.ama-assn.org

KU med students use virtual reality to better understand patients with brain conditions
For the first time, some KU Med students are getting a glimpse into what their future patients may be going through and experiencing thanks to virtual reality headsets.
www.ksn.com

Drew Miller selected as 2021 Kansas Family Physician of the Year
Dr. Miller did his residency at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita from 2007-2010 before starting at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin in October 2010.
www.gctelegram.com

Wichita's medical school marks 50th year
In addition to benefiting the Wichita area, one of KU School of Medicine-Wichita's main focuses has been turning out physicians for rural Kansas, with several programs and financial incentives developed for that purpose.
theactiveage.com

New family practice coming to Andover hopes to change the health-care status quo
Drs. Ryan Woodruff and Derek Surdez, 2018 graduates of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, plan to open Agape Direct Primary Care in October.
www.bizjournals.com

Pink is the signature color at a new OB/GYN clinic in College Hill
In addition to being board-certified, Hershberger said he is fellow of the American College of OG/GYNs and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita.
www.bizjournals.com

Here are the top concerns Sedgwick County residents have about the COVID-19 vaccine
Dr. Elizabeth Ablah, with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, told the Sedgwick County Commission during a presentation Wednesday that county officials have already started to act on survey results that were shared with them last week.
www.kansas.com

Markham inducted into AHS Softball Hall of Fame
She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita and is currently working as a general OB/GYN in Omaha at Methodist Physicians Clinic.
www.swiowanewssource.com

Survey finds high COVID-19 vaccination rates in south central Kansas
Dr. Elizabeth Ablah with KU School of Medicine-Wichita said over 3,300 people responded to the survey in the seven-county region, with over 2,600 responses in Sedgwick County.
KFDI.com

2021 Innovation Awards: KU School of Medicine-Wichita
KU School of Medicine-Wichita routinely demonstrates innovation in education and health care, and with the extra challenges of Covid-19, it easily stepped up its game.
Wichita Business Journal

That's the ticket: Wichita Open prepares for professional golf in a post-Covid world
Roy Turner says he's never seen the anticipation higher for this year's Wichita Open, which benefits KU Wichita Pediatrics.
Wichita Business Journal

The rise of the ticks: Local experts share tips and advice on how to protect yourself
“I think there is better reporting. I think there’s more awareness of certain illnesses,” said Dr. Robert Wittler, director of Infectious Disease Division with KU School of Medicine Wichita.
Ksn.com

The secret trick to slashing your heart attack risk, say doctors
"Until now, little has been known about cardiovascular events relative to e-cigarette use," says Mohinder Vindhyal, M.D., assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and the lead author of the study, adding that the data should be "a real wake-up call" about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.
Eatthis.com

Resistance among Kansans to COVID-19 vaccines is fading, except where it isn't
Gretchen Homan, M.D., assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, said that the best route to addressing a patients’ worries about the vaccine is often the most simple and direct one.
Resistance among Kansans to COVID-19 vaccines is fading, except where it isn't

VR allowing medical students to see and learn through patients’ eyes
Through immersive virtual reality, some KU School of Medicine-Wichita students are being taught what happens to people with different conditions and the care it requires.
www.kwch.com

KU School of Medicine-Wichita teaches empathy with virtual reality
Through these immersive experiences, students can get a glimpse into what it’s like to have Alzheimer's, dementia or Parkinson's disease.
KU School of Medicine-Wichita teaches empathy with virtual reality

What a survey revealed about Wichita attitudes toward a city-wide plastic bag ban
The survey was conducted to help task force members gauge citizen interest in measures that would reduce or ban plastic bag use and was developed by researchers at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kansas.com

United Way of the Plains names community impact manager
Valerie White joins United Way from KU Endowment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, where she was a development administrator.
www.bizjournals.com

New tool shows how many people are vaccinated in your zip code
“It just depends on where people work and where people are traveling,” said Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, KU School of Medicine-Wichita assistant professor of Internal Medicine and director of the Center for Clinical Research.
www.kwch.com

Randall: First Friday exhibitions and Hutchinson's annual art fair
"Routines" by artist Mara Howes will include mixed media art pieces. The exhibit will be on display in the William J. Reals Gallery of Art-East at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas St. in Wichita.
www.hutchnews.com

Sedgwick County prepared to begin vaccinating 12-15-year-olds
With the FDA expected to make that official next week, Wichita pediatrician Dr. Paul Teran, M.D. with KU School of Medicine-Wichita and Wesley Children’s Hospital, said he and other pediatricians have been watching this effort closely.
www.kwch.com

Finding solutions while managing problems
Dr. Sheldon Preskorn is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.psychiatrictimes.com

Three Hiawatha grads match into residency, will graduate medical school in May
Paul Stueve matched into Internal Medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. Valerie Binns matched into General Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in Wichita and Brynn Wright matched into Family Medicine at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita.
Three Hiawatha grads match into residency, will graduate medical school in May

Doctors point to low post-shot case number in support of COVID-19 vaccines
KU School of Medicine-Wichita Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/Center for Clinical Research Director Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D said the few cases of people getting sick is a sign of how effective the vaccine actually is.
Doctors point to low post-shot case number in support of COVID-19 vaccines

Doctors explain cause of J&J vaccine pause, tout overall safety
KU School of Medicine-Wichita Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/Center for Clinical Research Director Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D. put the number of cases causing the concern into perspective.
Doctors explain cause of J&J vaccine pause, tout overall safety

Honoring Excellence: Q and A with Dawn Fountain
2021 Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Awardee Dawn Fountain works in the general surgery residency program at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine in Wichita.
Honoring Excellence: Q and A with Dawn Fountain

Ten minutes with ... Stephen Grindel, Medical Society of Sedgwick County
More than 30 years as a family medicine practitioner, with a side job as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, have immersed Stephen Grindel in Wichita's medical scene.
Ten minutes with ... Stephen Grindel, Medical Society of Sedgwick County

General Surgeon Peter A. Innes, M.D., F.A.C.S., joins Northwest Health
Dr. Innes earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore. He then completed his surgical residency at University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita, Kan.
General Surgeon Peter A. Innes, M.D., F.A.C.S., joins Northwest Health

There’s a major new tenant — and a familiar one — for Wesley Medical Plaza
Ammar said that’s in part because of the breadth of surgical procedures it performs but also because it is an integral part of KU School of Medicine-Wichita and its residency program.
There’s a major new tenant — and a familiar one — for Wesley Medical Plaza

Appointments still open as vaccine eligibility expands to every Kansan 16 and older
“Each family or situation can be very different, so the first thing is to ask them, what are their concerns,” said Immunize Kansas Coalition board member and KU School of Medicine Wichita pediatrician Dr. Gretchen Homan.
Appointments still open as vaccine eligibility expands to every Kansan 16 and older

Kansas woman’s obituary claims she died from reaction to COVID-19 vaccine
“When you pull up those 22 results, that doesn’t mean 22 people are dying from the vaccine, but unfortunately, that a death occurred in close proximity to getting the vaccine, and that needs to be reported and investigated to see if it’s due to the vaccine or something else that happened to them,” said Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt with KU School of Medicine in Wichita.
Kansas woman’s obituary claims she died from reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

Excellence in Health Care: Pediatric Care
The Wichita Business Journal honors three faculty members in KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Pediatrics for Excellence in Health Care: Pediatrics.
Excellence in Health Care: Pediatric Care

KU School of Medicine to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses
KU Wichita Medical Practice Association Executive Director Aaron Ryan said becoming a provider allows the medical school’s patients to get the vaccine at a place where they usually go for regular care.
KU School of Medicine to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses

Beard named Ascension Via Christi's new chief medical officer
Beard is a former Air Force major and served at McConnell Air Force Base and an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Beard named Ascension Via Christi's new chief medical officer

Wichita Open returns to Crestview Country Club week of June 10-20th
“We are thrilled to announce KU Wichita Pediatrics as the benefiting partner for the Wichita Open,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin.
Wichita Open returns to Crestview Country Club week of June 10-20th

Wichita's pro golf tournament adds major sponsor to 2021 roster
The tournament will now benefit the University of Kansas School of Medicine's Pediatrics Department and will be known as the Wichita Open benefitting KU Wichita Pediatrics.
Wichita's pro golf tournament adds major sponsor to 2021 roster

Minns says Texas jumped too soon, vows to keep politics out of mask mandate decision
“Even if the order expires for everything else, I would be reluctant to lift the order on social distancing, mask wearing and all that,” said Garold Minns, M.D., county health officer and dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. “It’s way too soon to give up on that, and that’s not just my opinion.”
Minns says Texas jumped too soon, vows to keep politics out of mask mandate decision

Positively Kansas Episode 807
Kansans join the fight to end the pandemic. See how they’re rolling up their sleeves to help stop Covid-19 dead in its tracks.
Positively Kansas Episode 807

After weather delay, Sedgwick County plans to boost COVID-19 shots for school workers
According to a survey by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, 65% of Sedgwick County residents plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
After weather delay, Sedgwick County plans to boost COVID-19 shots for school workers

Meet Julie Galliart
While working at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita three years ago, Julie Galliart knew she’d reached a turning point in her career.
Meet Julie Galliart

Two-thirds of us want the COVID-19 vaccine, not enough for herd immunity, survey says
Sixteen percent reported they don’t want the vaccine, and 19% are on the fence, said Elizabeth Ablah, Ph.D., MPH, a professor and researcher at KU School of Medicine-Wichita who led the survey.
Two-thirds of us want the COVID-19 vaccine, not enough for herd immunity, survey says

Survey: 65% of Sedgwick County residents want vaccine, commissioner says that’s not enough
Roughly two out of every three people in Sedgwick County want to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a recent KU School of Medicine-Wichita survey.
Survey: 65% of Sedgwick County residents want vaccine, commissioner says that’s not enough

Easing concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine requires information, honesty | Editorial
Dr. Elizabeth Ablah, an expert on population health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, told Sedgwick County Commissioners on Wednesday that survey respondents’ concerns about the vaccine are “very much based off of misinformation.”
Easing concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine requires information, honesty | Editorial

Sedgwick County planning for more pandemic relief
At Wednesday's meeting, the Sedgwick County Commission will look at Covid-19 community survey results from Elizabeth Ablah at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Sedgwick County planning for more pandemic relief

Coronavirus: Free webinar to focus on burnout
The panel for the webinar includes Rachna Kalia, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
Coronavirus: Free webinar to focus on burnout

AstraZeneca vaccine shows promise in slowing spread of COVID-19
KU School of Medicine-Wichita’s Clinical Researcher, Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt said this is a big step toward combating the spread of COVID-19.
AstraZeneca vaccine shows promise in slowing spread of COVID-19

In photos, Wichita doctor documents those on the pandemic's front lines
Daniel Dejong, M.D., a self-taught hobbyist photographer, attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
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More states reporting new COVID strain, local doctor weighs in
“The faster we can decrease transmission of the virus, the less likely you’re going to get a variant that comes up that could be more infectious and more serious," said Dr. Wittler.
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Doctors share advice for safely visiting grandparents after COVID-19 vaccine
“I know that we’re all missing our grandparents. I know I miss mine,” Dr. Schwasinger-Schmidt said. “But it’s important that we really focus on protecting people. So, when the vaccine becomes available for people over the age of 65, I encourage everyone to get it.”
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A 3-step approach to responsive feeding during infancy and beyond
Responsive feeding is a reciprocal process between a parent and an infant where infants communicate their hunger and fullness cues, and parents respond to these cues.
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Early data shows vaccine is effective against new strain of COVID-19
“What we’ve seen so far is that people that have received the vaccine haven’t had any trouble with it,” said Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, KU School of Medicine-Wichita professor and director for the Center of Clinical Research. “So it’s still protecting against this new variant that we are seeing.”
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Helping Hand recipient delays launch of ADHD summer program due to pandemic
The start of a treatment program and summer camp for kids with ADHD was delayed due to the pandemic, but the psychologist planning it says the $1,200 Helping Hand it received will still be put to good use.
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New beginnings, new promises
Sheldon H. Preskorn, M.D., a long-time contributor to the Psychiatric Times, is now the psychopharmacology section editor.
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'I felt this was my opportunity to give back'
Dr. Tracie Collins served for years as chairwoman of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, where she was also a professor of internal medicine.
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