KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, November 2023
Kent Bradley, clinical professor and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been elected as the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists District VII secretary/ program chair.
Female-focused Blackwell Club is ‘unique aspect’ of general surgery residency program
Named after the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree, the Blackwell Club — created by a KU School of Medicine-Wichita general surgery residency alumna — is providing peer support and education for female surgical residents and attending physicians that often can’t be found in the classroom or the operating room.
Students interested in pursuing a life in medicine can learn more during an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 hosted by the KU School of Medicine-Wichita (1010 N. Kansas) in the Roberts Amphitheater.
Medical startups from across the country compete in Wichita NXTUS contest
Six organizations within Kansas — Hodgeman County Economic Development, LiveWell Northwest Kansas, Russell Regional Hospital, Scott County Development Committee, Thrive Allen County and The Wichita Medical Practice Association of the University of Kansas School of Medicine — either offered contracts or are looking into grants and funding for many of the presenters.
“Residents, physicians and medical students have higher rates of burnout, depression and suicide than the general population,” Nicole Klaus, a psychologist and associate professor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, said in a presentation on preventing physician suicides.
Augusta University President Brooks Keel to retire in 2024
Prior to returning to his home state of Georgia, Keel served in the top ranks of academia, research and economic development in successive appointments at Louisiana State University, where he served as vice chancellor for research and economic development, Florida State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita.
Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Colleen Loo-Gross, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
The Wichita Business Journal has announced its 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Award recipients, including Colleen Loo-Gross, M.D., MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
Gut tech: Better detection of CDI reduces illness and recurrence
“Of the people who develop C. diff, one in six will develop recurrence, and that’s usually within two months,” Thomas Moore, MD, FACP, FIDSA, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, told Infectious Disease Special Edition.
Kansas symposium aims to address rural maternal health issues
Concerned about the limited availability of maternal health services in rural Kansas and the state’s high infant mortality rate, leaders with the Kansas Center for Rural Health on the KU School of Medicine-Salina campus are bringing together providers, hospital CEOs, educators, researchers, students, residents and others for a symposium.
Regional West Physicians Clinic-Orthopaedics welcomes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and certified physician assistants
David Samani, M.D., earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City, and completed orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Women Who Lead in Financial Services: Sheila Dempsey Norris, KU School of Medicine-Wichita Medical Practice Association
Before becoming the director of finance for the KU School of Medicine-Wichita Medical Practice Association, Sheila Dempsey Norris was the assistant finance director for the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
The new biomedical center will combine WSU’s and WSU Tech’s College of Health Professions programs and the KU School of Medicine and Pharmacy into one location, which will provide students, faculty, staff and researchers with advanced lab access, simulation centers and new learning facilities, tools and technologies.
Joint WSU/KU Biomedical Campus finds its home in Wichita
“This new facility, along with the combined strengths of the KU and Wichita State University professional health programs, means that future students will benefit from the latest technologies and teaching modalities,” said Dr. Robert D. Simari, executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center.
City approves KU-WSU biomedical campus site in downtown Wichita
The 471,000 square-foot health sciences center is expected to combine all of the programs of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, including the KU School of Pharmacy, as well as the WSU College of Health Professions and WSU Tech's Health Professions program, including shared spaces for laboratories, clinical research and technology.
City, area universities approve memorandum for joint biomedical campus in downtown Wichita
Wichita State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita’s joint biomedical campus will become the latest new development in downtown Wichita after the City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with the schools.
Council approves location for WSU/KU Wichita Biomedical Campus
The biomedical campus will unite WSU’s College of Health Professions, WSU Tech’s Health Professions program and Wichita campuses of KU School of Medicine and KU School of Pharmacy at one location. There will be shared spaces for advanced laboratories, clinical research and technology.
Partnership workshop tightens feedback loop between healthcare and education
The Biomedical Campus, a combined venture by Wichita State University, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita and WSU Tech, is forecasted to transform healthcare and healthcare education in Kansas.
Wichita city council to vote on leasing downtown land to WSU and KU for biomedical campus
The City Council will vote on Tuesday to approve an agreement with Wichita State University and the KU School of Medicine to lease two pieces of land, that parking lot and the Wichita transit center next to it, to build the school's new joint biomedical campus.
City names site for new WSU-KU Wichita Biomedical Center: ‘This is going to be big’
On Tuesday, the Wichita City Council will consider a last-minute agenda item that’s a memorandum of understanding between the city, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Wichita State University for the new Wichita Biomedical Center in downtown.
Fibromyalgia may increase the risk of premature death
“With respect to suicide, there is more mental illness in those with fibromyalgia,” says Frederick Wolfe, MD, a codirector of the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases and a clinical professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, who wasn’t involved in the new analysis.
Aetna community investment takes lifesaving maternity program across Kansas
Aetna Better Health® of Kansas announced today that Aetna® has provided a community investment of $150,000 to the Kansas University Endowment Association for their BabyTalk program, a pregnancy and newborn education program administered by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
PHOTOS: Who you missed at the WBJ's Health Care Heroes Awards
Three past honorees were also honored with a Lifetime Achievement award: K. James Kallail, KU School of Medicine-Wichita; Rick Kellerman, KU School of Medicine-Wichita; and Richard Steckley, Cardiovascular Center of Kansas.
ComfortCare, KU Wichita collaborate on Alzheimer’s battle
A partnership between KU School of Medicine-Wichita and one of the city’s largest memory care providers is helping the school expand its research and community outreach surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
These 4 Wichita health-care initiatives will receive $50M in state grants
Plans for a new mental health hospital in Sedgwick County and for a new joint health sciences education center in downtown Wichita are among the recently announced recipients of $65.4 million in grants from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
Goodland native runs UKSM-Wichita research clinic for rural residents
Rural Kansans who thought they were just too far away from where medical research happens might be pleasantly surprised with the changes taking place at the Center for Clinical Research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (CCR)
Study finds higher rates of liver cancer, low birthweights near toxic site in northeast Wichita
Elizabeth Ablah is a professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. She noted that social determinants of health – such as economic stability, education and neighborhood – also can play a role in chronic conditions like cancer and birth outcomes.
US research centre uses new methods to include rural people in trials
Researchers at the Center for Clinical Research (CCR) of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in the US are employing various new ways to include additional rural people in Kansas in their clinical trials.
New partnership increases interpreters at Wichita community clinic
With an increase of Spanish-speaking patients being seen at the JayDoc Community Clinic, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita students who run the free clinic knew they needed to find more interpreters to better serve that population.
KU School of Medicine brings 'Doc for a Day' to Wichita
"Many people are discouraged when they don't see people that look like them in a certain field. If we can have more people in our field looking like other people that they take care of, I think it will be very encouraging," Dr. Duggins said.
RRH is pilot partner for community innovation program
The 2023 program launches with six pilot partners that will evaluate the offerings of startups from around the world to find innovative technology solutions they believe can add value in their communities: Hodgeman County Economic Development, LiveWell Northwest Kansas, Russell Regional Hospital, Scott County Development Committee, The University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita Medical Practice Association and Thrive Allen County.
Home remodeler, clinic director running for open seat in west Wichita City Council district
On his watch, the clinic, which Johnston said provides more than 9,000 patient visits annually, has begun offering same-day visits and providing eye exams in partnership with the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
Wichita hands control of Facts Not Fear ICT campaign, $2.4M grant to KU med school
The city will give the remaining $2.4 million and control of the Facts Not Fear ICT campaign to the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, which Martin said has better relationships with federally qualified health care facilities.
University of Kansas Medical Center receives $2.48 million for youth mental health care
The KU School of Medicine-Wichita, which oversees the Addressing Youth Mental and behavioral Health Illness in primary care program, will use the investment to “train pediatric primary care resident physicians to screen, identify, diagnose, treat and prevent mental illness in youth and young adults,” according to a press release.
KU School of Medicine receives $2.5 million to expand mental-health focus with pediatrics program
A grant awarded to the KU School of Medicine in Wichita is expected to make a difference in the ongoing effort to teach pediatric residents the skills needed to address physical, as well as mental and behavioral health.
RRH partnering to educate future medical professionals
Russell Regional Hospital collaborates with the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita to offer medical students the opportunity to intern at the Physicians Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Tyrel Somers and/or Dr. Joel Adams.
5 takeaways from the Wichita chamber's 2023 legislative agenda
Watkins said support for the downtown biomedical campus — a planned $302-million education center shared by the the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita State University and WSU Tech — will be crucial to training the medical workforce of the future.
Cancer Moonshot program seeking feedback in Wichita
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Masonic Cancer Alliance, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Kansas Cancer Partnership are sponsoring a listening roundtable through the Cancer Moonshot program from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 19 at KU School of Medicine-Wichita to better understand the cancer experiences of community members.
State puts $15M toward new 50-bed mental health hospital in Wichita
The funding for a state mental health hospital comes as momentum builds in Wichita for a new $302-million downtown medical campus shared by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita State University and WSU Tech.
Wichita's KU Med involved in study researching ivermectin for Covid-19
Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita were part of a multi-site collaboration that found that ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication, has no measurable effect in improving Covid-19 outcomes.
Too many Black babies are dying. Birth workers in Kansas fight to keep them alive
"Baby Talk" prenatal education classes represent a new partnership started this year between the nurses association and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita's Center for Research for Infant and Birth Survival, or CRIBS. Participants meet for two hours every Wednesday over a six-week period.
A look behind WSU president’s vision for a health science center: ‘This can be done'
About four years ago, when Muma was provost, he began having conversations at WSU about more integrated learning and also with the University of Kansas Medical Center about collaborating with the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, which had been having its own discussions about a new Wichita facility for itself.
Partners in health: How KU, WSU plan to shape the future of medical education training
The plans for a shared $302-million downtown medical campus have faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and Wichita State University dreaming up new opportunities for collaborations.
After Black infant mortality surged in Kansas, birth workers jumped into action
These “Baby Talk” prenatal education classes represent a new partnership between the nurses association and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita’s Center for Research for Infant and Birth Survival (CRIBS).
PrEP is a drug 99% effective at preventing HIV. Here’s how to get it in Wichita
Donna Sweet is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, a certified expert on HIV by American Academy of HIV Medicine, and a member of many HIV treatment and prevention boards across the country.
Emerging Leaders: New higher-ed programs will bring 'interesting mix' to downtown
The concept is expected to combine the medical school of University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and the health professions programs of Wichita State University and WSU Tech into one campus — bringing up to 3,000 people downtown.
BizTalk with Bill Roy Podcast Episode 277: Garold Minns and Robert Simari, KU Med
Two leaders in the University of Kansas School of Medicine joined the BizTalk With Bill Roy Podcast this week to talk about the crimson-and-blue part of the planned $302 million biomedical campus for downtown Wichita.
'Transformational' KU-WSU medical complex gets Regents approval
A joint effort between the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita State University and WSU Tech to develop a $302-million biomedical education campus in downtown Wichita took a critical step forward Thursday.
Black babies in Kansas are more likely to die than white babies, and the pandemic made things worse
“We need to have healthy families, healthy relationships, healthy persons prior to the pregnancy. And we need to address those social determinants of health such as poverty," said Cari Schmidt, a professor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita and the director of the Center for Research for Infant Birth and Survival (CRIBS).
One year later, little progress on expanding COMCARE Crisis Center
The major project Sedgwick County is waiting on is the proposed Kansas Health Sciences Education Center — preliminarily called the Wichita Biomedical campus. The campus is a partnership between Wichita State University, WSU Tech, the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and the KU School of Pharmacy in Wichita.
National Conference Student Chair Morgan Weiler, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, kept her opening remarks short as she introduced the speakers, leaving them time to speak as they’d been billed: powerfully.
Sedgwick County doctors offer guidance as new COVID strain causes resurgence in cases
“Anytime that you’re having an illness where you’re not staying well, what this pandemic has taught us is it’s really important to stay home, so that way, you don’t spread it to someone else,” Dr. Schwasinger-Schmidt said.
Commenting on the study for Medscape Medical News, Rachel Brown, MBBS, professor and chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, praised the study for being "well-designed" with sufficient statistical power to engender trust in the findings.
When community members became messengers for health
Reputational and community standing are major factors in effecting change, according to Adrienne Byrne, director of Sedgwick County’s health department, and Elizabeth Ablah, a professor with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita who has been involved in a number of research projects related to achieving healthier populations.
“For a long time, there have been people selling products with various health claims designed to separate people from their money,” says Thomas Moore, MD, an infectious disease expert and clinical professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
“This virus is not going anywhere. It’s still with us. It’s still causing people to be sick,” said Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, associate professor and director of KU Wichita Center for Clinical Research.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
‘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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.