Friday, July 7, 2017

Translational research is LEAP!ing its way into rural Kansas communities

LEAP! (Lifestyle Enrichment for Alzheimer’s Prevention) is an innovative program developed by the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KU ADC) that translates current research into practical strategies that promote brain health and chronic disease risk reduction. This interactive education program enriches the lifestyles of older adults by providing health education, behavior modification techniques and evidence-based tools to improve health and reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Kansas State Loan Repayment Program application cycle open now

The Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is excited to announce that the application period for the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is now open until July 31, 2017!

Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Core Training for Kansas health care providers

Trainees in Wyandotte County
The Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Core Training is an intensive 3 ½ day, evidence-based training program designed for persons who deliver moderate to intensive tobacco treatment services within a health care or community setting. Sign up today for the last spots left!

Database management for rural medical education

The University of Kansas Office of Rural Education is inching closer to completing a database system for preceptors and students. This new system will aid students in finding the perfect preceptor.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Douglas A. Girod, M.D., appointed Chancellor of KU; Robert D. Simari, M.D., named Executive Vice Chancellor

The Kansas Board of Regents announced the appointment of Douglas A. Girod, M.D., executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center, as the 18th Chancellor of the University of Kansas, effective July 1.

The University of Kansas Medical Center, in consultation with The University of Kansas Health System and The University of Kansas Physicians, announced that Robert D. Simari, M.D., the Franklin E. Murphy Professor in Cardiology, will serve as interim executive vice chancellor for the University of Kansas Medical Center. Simari will assume the interim EVC role July 1 and will continue as executive dean for the University of Kansas School of Medicine.