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The Trauma of Malpractice Litigation
American Academy of Pediatrics Perspectives: Saba Fatima, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
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Elected officials, university representatives break ground for 'extraordinary' Biomedical Campus
Once the 355,000-square-foot facility is completed in 2027, it will serve as one of the only collaborative university health science centers in the country.
www.thesunflower.com

Groundbreaking held for Wichita Biomedical Campus
“The Wichita Biomedical Campus is a tangible expression of our dedication to advancing health care through collaboration and innovation,” said Wichita State President Rick Muma.
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Groundbreaking held for Wichita Biomedical Campus
Hundreds of people gathered May 8 to celebrate the start of phase one construction on the new Wichita Biomedical Campus, a $300 million, 471,000-square-foot joint health sciences center in the heart of downtown Wichita.
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Groundbreaking held for Wichita Biomedical Campus
"Adding to the already popular benefit of immersive community hands-on experiences, the opportunity to expand their inter-professional learning and training skills in a centralized location will enhance KU School of Medicine-Wichita’s draw for medical students."
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Wichita anticipating economic benefit from new biomedical campus
WSU, WSU Tech, and KU School of Medicine aim to partner and help the Kansas healthcare system. The campus is also expected to add more vibrancy to downtown.
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First-phase construction on Wichita Biomedical Campus begins in US
The campus will incorporate shared spaces for advanced laboratories and technology.
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WSU and KU host Wichita Biomedical Campus groundbreaking ceremony
“The collaboration within the Wichita Biomedical Campus will provide multiple advantages for KU students,” says Dr. Garold Minns, dean of KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.wichita.edu

Downtown biomedical campus breaks ground Wednesday
The campus will house Wichita State University’s College of Health Professionals and Speech and Language Clinic, the WSU Tech Healthcare programs and the the Wichita campus of KU School of Medicine and Pharmacy.
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Groundbreaking held for Wichita Biomedical Campus
KU Chancellor Doug Girod expressed thanks to the Kansas Health Foundation, the state of Kansas and civic and business leaders who helped move the project forward, and he said as the new Wichita campus expands it will provide the ability for KU to expand its medical education programs further.
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Wichita biomedical campus breaks ground with hundreds watching
Wichita’s biomedical campus is the largest investment in downtown Wichita’s history. More than 400 people witnessed the first step of history in the making.
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KU, Wichita State partner to break ground on new Biomedical Campus
KU noted that a partnership between the two universities has brought about a facility that will combine the Wichita campuses of the KU School of Medicine and KU School of Pharmacy, along with Wichita State’s College of Health Professions and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and WSU Tech’s healthcare program.
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Wichita State and the University of Kansas host Wichita Biomedical Campus groundbreaking ceremony
“The collaboration within the Wichita Biomedical Campus will provide multiple advantages for KU students,” says Dr. Garold Minns, dean of KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.wichita.edu

KU, Wichita State break ground on Wichita biomedical campus
The collaborative effort from WSU, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and WSU Tech is set to transform a large portion of the city's core, projected to bring about 3,000 students and 200 faculty and staff to the campus.
www.hayspost.com

'Truly remarkable' $300-million Wichita Biomedical Campus breaks ground downtown
The collaborative effort from WSU, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and WSU Tech is set to transform a large portion of the city's core, projected to bring about 3,000 students and 200 faculty and staff to the campus.
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10 Minutes With ... Stacy Christie, Wichita Biomedical Campus
In the role, which began April 1, Christie leads coordination efforts between the institutions involved — Wichita State University, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and WSU Tech — and the design and construction team.
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KU School of Medicine-Wichita offers people free check for skin cancer
This is the clinic’s 33rd year organized by area dermatologists and the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
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Wichita Business Journal's Young Professionals in Marketing
Darcy Gray of KU School of Medicine-Wichita is among the 2024 Young Professionals in Marketing.
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As pandemic impacts lessen, Wichita physician groups see several other drivers in outpatient volume
The $300-million campus is a collaborative effort involving KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita State University and WSU Tech, which will break ground this month.
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A free skin cancer screening in Wichita
The Wichita Area Skin Cancer Screening Clinic is returning Saturday, May 4, to KU School of Medicine-Wichita, offering free skin cancer checks to the community.
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Free skin cancer clinic helps thousands of Kansans
Dr. Johnson is one of the dermatologists helping screen people at a free skin cancer screening clinic, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4, at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1001 N. Minneapolis in Wichita.
www.kake.com

Wichita’s biomedical campus aims to build tech and variety into health care training
Students from Wichita State University, WSU Tech and the University of Kansas School of Medicine will share space and get accustomed to working across professions.
www.wichitabeacon.org

Kansas is injecting $205 million into a biomedical campus. How it changes downtown Wichita
Wichita State, WSU Tech and the University of Kansas are collaborating on a biomedical campus in downtown Wichita.
www.wichitabeacon.org

VIDEO: Two steps physicians must take to help end the HIV epidemic
The HIV epidemic is “never going to end” unless physicians do two things, according to Donna E. Sweet, M.D., MACP, AAHIVS, professor of internal medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
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Wichita Business Journal's Women Who Lead in Professional Services
Jennifer Eaton of KU School of Medicine-Wichita is among the 2024 Women Who Lead in Professional Services.
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Wichita Area Skin Cancer Screening Clinic providing free skin checks
The clinic will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas St.
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'Lessons that we learned': Leaders of the Wichita Biomedical Campus look to Phoenix for inspiration
In 2019, when Muma started conversations with the leadership at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita about a shared campus with WSU and WSU Tech's health professions programs, he discovered the PBC.
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Wichita's Early Edition: Friday, April 19, 2024
Officials from the University of Kansas and Wichita State University will hold a groundbreaking for the first phase of their new biomedical campus next month.
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Wichita Biomedical Campus groundbreaking next month
The Wichita Biomedical Campus is a partnership between Wichita State University and the University of Kansas.
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Say no to e-cigarettes: Vaping linked to higher risk of heart failure
Earlier, a study led by the University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita found vaping associated with heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression.
www.pharmacy.biz

Wichita students play doctor for a day
This all took place Saturday morning at KU School of Medicine where over 60 middle and high school students from Wichita Public Schools attended the second annual “Doc for a Day” event.
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KU School of Medicine hosts Doc for a Day in Wichita
Dozens of students were at the KU School of Medicine in Wichita on Saturday to be doctors for the day.
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Doc for a Day gives students hands on training in medical field
The Medical Society of Sedgwick County and the KU School of Medicine Wichita Family Medicine Interest Group have held the event to help students like Forbes and Martinez get a head start in their careers.
www.kwch.com

Doc for a Day: Kansas students to learn about careers in medicine Saturday
The Medical Society of Sedgwick County has partnered with the University of Kansas School of Medicine in an effort to increase diversity and has a focus on minority physicians and students.
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Meet the matches: David Watson
David Watson from KU School of Medicine-Wichita was among the medical students who matched to the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology for residency.
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It's Your Business has Jessica Kieffer, Michael Lesser, Amy Kincade and Carol Perry
Kieffer completed her remaining two years of medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
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Introducing the Wichita Business Journal's 2024 40 Under 40: The full list
The 2024 class of 40 Under 40 includes Jennifer Thuener, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
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Introducing the 2024 Health Care Heroes
The 15th class of Health Care Heroes, presented by the Wichita Business Journal, includes students, faculty and staff from KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
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Bronson welcomes 12 providers
Dr. Groskurth received her medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.bronsonhealth.com

Wichita transfers downtown property to medical school project
WSU, WSU Tech, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and the KU School of Pharmacy are working together on a $300 million project to create the campus.
www.kfdi.com

City of Wichita donates $1.3 million of downtown land to two universities. Here’s why
The center will house progams for WSU and WSU Tech’s college of health professions and KU’s schools of medicine and pharmacy.
www.kansas.com

Planet TV Studios presents documentary series 'New Frontiers' on Gough Surgical, PLLC in advanced robotic orthopedic surgery
Dr. Gough honed his skills through residency and internship in general orthopedics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kansas, where he earned recognition as the Resident Teacher of the Year.
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Summer program ‘BREATHE’ returns for Haysville students
“These kiddos often struggle with academics, but they also struggle with their social relationships and their family relationships, and we wanted to bring this program in to help them learn the skills to be able to function more effectively,” said Nicole Klaus, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
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New, planned mental health services discussed
The panelists included Cassie Karlsson, M.D., director of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita’s new Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.
www.mssconline.com

KeyCentrix joins growing trend of businesses migrating downtown
While Keycentrix is the latest downtown project, Wise, the real estate broker, said it won’t be the last. Especially with the joint biomedical campus Wichita State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita have announced for the area.
www.kmuw.org

Keepers on Parade: KU School of Medicine
You may have seen this Keeper off of I-135 in Wichita, but not like this! Hear how artist John Pirtle made this Keeper pop with the classic KU colors.
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WSU reveals plans for new biomedical campus
Once built, the Wichita Biomedical Campus will combine WSU’s College of Health Professions and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, WSU Tech’s health care program and Wichita campuses of KU School of Medicine and KU School of Pharmacy into one location.
www.derbyinformer.com

Wichita State reveals renderings for Biomedical Campus
The KU School of Medicine and KU School of Pharmacy, both in Wichita, will also be a part of this collaboration.
www.thesunflower.com

Renderings released for initial phase of $300M downtown Wichita biomedical campus
The 471,000 square‑foot, $300-million campus — a collaborative effort from WSU, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and WSU Tech — is set to transform a large portion of the city's core, initially bringing about 3,000 students and 200 faculty and staff to the center.
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Images give first look at planned Biomed campus in Wichita
Construction of the $300 million facility is scheduled to begin in the spring, with completion expected by the end of 2026.
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Making a statement: Design for WSU and KU biomedical campus goes big
Garold Minns, dean of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, said the building is going to show that the city is serious about changing its core.
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Wichita State reveals what the joint biomedical campus will look like
The more than $300 million campus will centralize the health care programs of WSU, WSU Tech and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kmuw.org

Kansas universities finding ways to bring in more nursing students
Wichita State University released a new rendering of the eight-story building that will house classrooms and labs for WSU and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
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KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, January 2024
Melissa Hague, clinical associate professor of medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, was elected as the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists District VII treasurer.
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Hospital type, region significant predictors for observation time following anaphylaxis
The researchers surveyed 892 emergency physicians in Kansas through the REDCap survey platform.
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Snow affects schools, activities across Kansas
KU School of Medicine had its Wichita campus open Tuesday, but students and staff are urged to work remotely if possible.
www.kfdi.com

KDHE announces Dereck Totten as chief medical officer
Dereck Totten, M.D., completed his medical degree along with his Master of Public Health at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
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Women Who Lead in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Kari Nilsen, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Kari Nilsen, Ph.D., associate professor, is among those honored by the Wichita Business Journal as Women Who Lead in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
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KU School of Medicine gives gifts to Park Elementary students
KU School of Medicine-Wichita and Park Elementary School celebrated 25 years of holiday cheer on Thursday.
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KEEP UP program launched to train more mental health professionals
A new KU School of Medicine-Wichita program is expanding training positions for psychiatrists and psychologists in community-based settings to serve children and adolescents.
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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.
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Mowery Clinic welcomes another physician
Dr. Kester completed family medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
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2023 Corporate Citizenship: KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Since 1971, the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita has trained and educated doctors to serve in Kansas and beyond.
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KU Med receives health crisis funding
KU School of Medicine-Wichita recently received nearly $3 million through two federal grants to address the youth mental and behavioral health crisis.
www.derbyinformer.com

Wheat State Tour returns with trip to historic Nicodemus
Over the years, participants have included faculty and staff from the Lawrence campus, KU Medical Center in Kansas City and the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
today.ku.edu

CHC/SEK nurse practitioner becomes HIV specialist
Crystal Garcia’s mentor is Donna E. Sweet, M.D., AAHIVS, MACP, a professor of medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
fortscott.biz

KU Endowment Board elects 6 new trustees
Abbey Rupe earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from KU in 2001 and a medical degree from the KU School of Medicine-Wichita in 2005.
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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.
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Wichita's Early Edition - Friday, October 27, 2023
A group of students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine are working to create a free clinic in Wichita to serve LGBTQ people in rural areas.
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KU’s Black Alumni Network to honor 18 innovators and emerging leaders during homecoming week
Val Brown Jr., a third-generation Wichita physician, was one of the first two African American students to graduate from the KU School of Medicine’s Wichita campus.
www.lawrencekstimes.com

Southwest Medical Center welcomes new anesthesiologist, Dr. John Jensen
Following medical school, Dr. Jensen completed his residencies in anesthesiology at both Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and KU in Wichita.
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KU Med hosting open house in Wichita
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.
www.derbyinformer.com

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, September 2023
The KU School of Medicine-Wichita public affairs team brought home wins in the National Federation of Press Women’s yearly communications contest.
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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.
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NXTSTAGE Community Health Competiiton kick-starting dozens of innovation projects around Kansas
The Wichita Medical Practice Association at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is working with eddii Health, Myri Health, Pear Suite and Welfie for future pilots.
www.nxtus.io

New family medicine physician joins HaysMed
Dr. Jenkins is a board-certified family medicine physician who completed her medical education at The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City/Wichita, Kansas.
www.hayspost.com

Join efforts to prevent physician suicides
“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.
www.mssconline.com

Greater Wichita Partnership and downtown's booming development
The most notable project is a biomedical campus that Wichita State University, WSU Tech and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita will build together near Broadway and William.
www.kmuw.org

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.
jagwire.augusta.edu

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.
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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.
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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.
www.jcpost.com

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.
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New doctor welcomed to Mosaic
Dr. Loraine Nolla graduated with her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.
www.nodawaynews.com

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.
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Location announced for KU, WSU biomedical campus
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.
www.thesunflower.com

KU, WSU ready to start construction early next year on $300M medical campus in downtown Wichita
The joint facility will provide a new home for the Wichita branch of the University of Kansas’ School of Medicine, while also housing WSU programs for nursing and other health care professions.
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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.
www.derbyinformer.com

Proposed biomedical campus in downtown Wichita another step closer to reality
The campus will combine WSU’s College of Health Professions, WSU Tech’s Health Professions program and the Wichita campuses of KU School of Medicine and KU School of Pharmacy into one location.
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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.
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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.
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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.
www.ksn.com

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.
www.greaterwichitapartnership.org

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.
www.kake.com

The work to diversify Wichita's physician population
The Doc for a Day Youth Diversity in Summit in April was a collaboration between MSSC and the Family Medicine Interest Group at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
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Wichita's Early Edition - Friday, July 28, 2023
Wichita State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita have chosen sites for a new biomedical campus.
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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.
www.kansas.com

Black docs initiative earns national award
In April, MSSC partnered with the Family Medicine Interest Group at KUSM-Wichita to hold a “Doc for a Day” event.
www.mssconline.com

Avera McKennan announces board appointments
Dr. Brenda Kallemeyn completed residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.avera.org

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.
www.everydayhealth.com

Mercy Celebrates Milestones at Mountain Grove Family Medicine Clinic
Dr. Coffey recently completed a family medicine residency at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.ozarkradionews.com

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.
www.cvshealth.com

Sit back and enjoy the beauty of Wichita's painted park benches
The bench showcases Dr. Donna Sweet, Primary Care and Internal Medicine Physician at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.onedelightfullife.com

$300M shared biomedical campus coming to downtown Wichita
“Health care is probably #2 in terms of economic output. We are a large referral center for most of Kansas and northern Oklahoma,” said KU School of Medicine-Wichita Dean Dr. Garold Minns.
www.ksn.com

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, summer 2023
Garold Minns, dean of KU School of Medicine-Wichita, was awarded the Citation of Merit from McPherson College.
today.ku.edu

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.
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Read about the 2023 Health Care Heroes
The 2023 Health Care Heroes represent the excellence at every level of Wichita-area health care and education.
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Medical school at KU a tradition for Starkey family
Wichita med student Jared Starkey is family’s third generation to train at KU.
www.kansasalumnimagazine.org

BizTalk with Bill Roy Podcast Episode 313: Dusty Buell, Wichita Open
The golf tournament's primary beneficiary is the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
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The Academy Exchange: HIV Today & Tomorrow
Donna Sweet, M.D., AAHIVS, MACP, is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and has been credentialed with the Academy since its inception.
www.aahivm.org

Ag Sciences alumna commits gift to Animal Science, creates graduate fellowship
Julie Smiley, and her husband, Scott, who is an alumnus of Kansas State and the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, ultimately want to eliminate barriers and create opportunity for students.
www.psu.edu

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.
www.theactiveage.com

Swing in temps, rain, humidity all contributing to stronger allergy season
Dr. Tessa Rohrberg, assistant professor with the Department of Family & Community Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, said each year, allergies get worse.
www.ksn.com

Wichita's Early Edition - Monday, May 22, 2023
Wichita State and the KU School of Medicine in Wichita are expected to begin construction on a joint health care sciences educational center next year.
www.kmuw.org

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.
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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)
www.hayspost.com

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.
www.kmuw.org

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.
www.clinicaltrialsarena.com

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.
www.derbyinformer.com

33rd Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic returns first Saturday of May
This clinic will take place at the east entrance of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
www.ksn.com

‘Desperate need’ for child and adolescent psychiatrists being addressed in Kansas
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is starting a fellowship to get more doctors trained to be adolescent psychiatrists.
www.ksn.com

McPherson College Honors Alumni
Dr. Garold Minns grew up in McPherson and graduated from McPherson College with a degree in biology in 1973.
www.mcpherson.edu

Match Day held for UNMC students
Area students include: Josiah McAllister, family medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Salina.
www.norfolkdailynews.com

Dr. Jacob Clarke, M.D. - Riley County Employee of the Month
Jacob received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and earned a bachelor's degree in biology and microbiology from Kansas State University.
www.rileycountyks.gov

Wichita's Early Edition - April 17, 2023
The Wichita City Council will consider funding a helping to fund a Child Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kmuw.org

Doc for a Day teaches students about health care
Around 70 middle and high school students participated. The students worked in hands-on simulations to learn about working in the industry from CPR to birth.
www.ksn.com

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.
www.kake.com

'75% of adult mental illness starts before the age of 24': KU Med-Wichita to start child psychiatry fellowship
Doctors at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita are excited about its child and adolescent fellowship, after the program received enough funding to start.
www.kake.com

Joint WSU-KU biomedical campus could receive nearly $150 million in funding
Dr. Minns says, “If we didn't have the state support of a substantial amount as they’ve allocated, it would be a non-starter."
www.kake.com

New class of emerging young leaders in Kansas announced
A new class of young emerging Kansas leaders has been announced and will embark on a 5-month journey to hone their skills.
www.wibw.com

Women Who Lead in Health Care: Deanna Dakhil Ternes, Sound Physicians
After completing medical school, I continued my education in an Internal Medicine Residency at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.bizjournals.com

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.
www.krsl.com

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, March 2023
Dr. Colleen Loo-Gross, assistant professor of family & community medicine, is the recipient of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County’s 2023 Dr. Joe Meek Young Physician Award.
today.ku.edu

KU fellowship to address child psychiatry shortage
Leaders at KU School of Medicine-Wichita are expressing their gratitude for those who are making a fellowship program in child and adolescent psychiatry possible.
www.derbyinformer.com

KU med school preps new program in Wichita to train more child psychiatrists
A new two-year fellowship program launching this summer at the KU School of Medicine in Wichita aims to address a critical shortage of child psychiatrists in the state.
www.bizjournals.com

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.
www.kansas.com

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.
www.kansas.com

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.
www.kshb.com

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.
www.kwch.com

KU Wichita receives $2.5M grant to address youth mental health
The University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine-Wichita Pediatric Residency Program has received a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.
www.ksn.com

KU Wichita receives $2.5M grant to improve training for youth mental health services
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Pediatric Residency Program was awarded $2.5 million to improve pediatric training that addresses mental health.
www.kfdi.com

Cancer Moonshot Roundtable Rescheduled for Feb. 23rd
The roundtable will be at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and aims to better understand the experiences of community members living with, impacted by, or surviving cancer.
www.kfdi.com

KU, Haysville schools team up to tackle ADHD
BREATHE is a partnership of KU School of Medicine-Wichita and the Haysville school district, with current and former college students such as McKenzie serving as counselors.
www.derbyinformer.com

The business leaders on Wichita's new homeless task force
That includes plans for a $302-million downtown medical campus coming in 2026 that will be shared by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita State University and WSU Tech.
www.bizjournals.com

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.
www.krsl.com

MSSC event focusing on fentanyl crisis
MSSC will provide an overview of fentanyl and its impact on our community at a free CME event on Feb. 21 at Roberts Amphitheater at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.mssconline.com

Heart-saving measures earn district Project Adam recertification
The national school certification program is administered locally by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.usd385.org

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.
www.bizjournals.com

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.
www.derbyinformer.com

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.
www.bizjournals.com

A third-generation Black physician reflects on his work; the push to build diversity in Wichita’s medical community
Dr. Val Brown, Jr. talks about being a third-generation physician and one of the first Black doctors to graduate from KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kmuw.org

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.
www.bizjournals.com

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.
www.npr.org

With new title sponsor, Wichita Open becomes $1 million golf tournament on Korn Ferry Tour
After adding KU Wichita Pediatrics as a chief sponsor recently, Buell said the Wichita Open was ecstatic to add Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas as the title sponsor.
www.kansas.com

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.
www.kansas.com

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.
www.bizjournals.com

Young Professionals in Human Resources: Jenny Hirt, KU School of Medicine-WIchita
Jenny Hirt, recruiting and benefits manager at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, is among the Wichita Business Journal's 2022 Young Professionals in Human Resources.
www.bizjournals.com

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).
www.kcur.org

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.
www.wichitabeacon.org

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.
www.bizjournals.com

Doctors encourage getting flu shot early
Doctors say it's important to be proactive when it comes to flu season.
www.kwch.com

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.
www.bizjournals.com

Joint KU-WSU health science education center approved by Regents
Thursday the Kansas Board of Regents voted to give a proposed joint health science education center with KU and WSU the green light to go forward.
www.kake.com

'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.
www.bizjournals.com

KU Med, WSU look to partner on $302M downtown medical school complex
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita plans to partner with Wichita State University and its technical school, WSU Tech, on a new medical school complex in downtown Wichita.
www.bizjournals.com

Joint $302 million KU, WSU and WSU Tech health science center may open downtown
The venture is a joint project with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita State University and WSU Tech.
www.kansas.com

Joint $302 million KU, WSU and WSU Tech health science center may open downtown
The venture is a joint project with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita State University and WSU Tech.
www.kansas.com

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).
www.kmuw.org

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.
www.kmuw.org

Wichita family’s three generations of physicians honored
Val Brown Jr. graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita in 1979, one of the first two Black physicians to do so.
www.kansas.com

Student storytelling event delivers strong, unique lessons
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.
www.aafp.org

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.
www.kwch.com

A hit and a miss for novel autism drug
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.
www.medscape.com

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.
www.klcjournal.com

Sedgwick County prepares for launch of new 988 mental health hotline
In 2020 Sedgwick County recorded its highest rate, according to data from Sedgwick County and KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.kansas.com

Do you really need to do a parasite cleanse?
“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.
www.consumerreports.org

Work-life balance: How physicians relax, play and adventure to the end of the Earth
Hospitalist and general practitioner John-Michael Watson, M.D., embarked on an epic journey to winter at the South Pole this year.
www.mssconline.com

Racial gap drives increase in infant-mortality rates
The latest infant mortality data for Kansas show a substantial jump in Black infant mortality rates over 2019, blindsiding groups who work to increase infant survival rates across the state.
www.mssconline.com

Medical students weigh in on virus research center
Emily Sarnacki, Winfield High alumna, studies at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
www.scupdate.org

U.S. Dermatology enters market with northwest Wichita office
Cameron West is a graduate Sterling College and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
www.bizjournals.com

COVID-19 remains and cases are on the rise
“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.
www.kwch.com

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

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.
www.kansas.com

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.
www.ksn.com

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.”
www.kwch.com

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.
www.sbm.org

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.”
www.ksn.com

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.
www.kwch.com

New beginnings, new promises
Sheldon H. Preskorn, M.D., a long-time contributor to the Psychiatric Times, is now the psychopharmacology section editor.
www.psychiatrictimes.com

'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.
www.santafenewmexican.com

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