Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The University of Kansas Cancer Center receives National Cancer Institute renewal

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has renewed The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s (KUCC) national cancer center designation for five years. This award will result in an 11 percent funding increase from NCI to our Cancer Center, which improved its overall score from “excellent” to “outstanding.” The University of Kansas Cancer Center remains one of only 69 nationally designated centers by the NCI and the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kansas.

Rural Kansas Photography Contest seeking submissions

It's the perfect time for Kansas shutterbugs to show the beauty of the state captured through their lens.

Submissions for the 12th Annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest will be accepted through October 22, 2017. The contest is open to Kansas residents and individuals who work in Kansas ages 18 and older.

Twelve students from the new School of Nursing in Salina join the Class of 2019 as school year begins at KU

The annual Nightingale Ceremony welcomes a new class of undergraduate nursing students to the University of Kansas each year. It is generally a day filled with firsts: the first time on campus for many students; the first time being cloaked in their white laboratory coats; and the first time being part of the KU School of Nursing. But this Nightingale Ceremony offered another first—the addition of 12 students from the new University of Kansas School of Nursing-Salina.

National Rural Health Association hosts Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City

The National Rural Health Association will hold the Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on September 27-29.  The conference will offer educational and networking opportunities for clinic and hospital professionals and board members serving rural America.

Southeast Kansas health equity event

The Economics of Health and Health Care: Identifying Innovative and Collaborative Strategies to Improve Health and Health Care Outcomes in SE Kansas will be held at the Memorial Hall Civic Center in Independence, Kansas, on Friday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.