Friday, April 1, 2016

KUMC Convenes Statewide Advisory Board

The University of Kansas Medical Center Institute for Community Engagement and Office of Rural Medical Education announce the formation of a Statewide Advisory Board (SAB). The Board was created to advise KUMC outreach leadership on its numerous engaged scholarship initiatives in education, research and clinical care across Kansas, many of which are facilitated by the Institute for Community Engagement and the Office of Rural Medical Education.

Children and Youth with Epilepsy ECHO® engages community care for complex condition

KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth is excited to share information about the growing Project ECHO® (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) program. Developed in New Mexico, Project ECHO, educational sessions support collaborative learning by linking specialist teams and community health care professionals. ECHO is an opportunity for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals to participate in "virtual curbside consultation" and collaborate with specialist teams in a technology-supported community of practice.

Eastern Medical Education Network Site Changes Leadership

On March 8th the Office of Rural Medical Education (ORME) and the AHEC office celebrated the retirement of Dr. Robert Haskins, the Medical Education Director for the Eastern site. The reception was held at the Nest Extended Stay Hotel in Chanute, Kansas. Several colleagues, friends, and family members were there to say thank you and offer well-wishes. Dr. Haskins worked for the University of Kansas School of Medicine for more than thirty years and impacted the lives of thousands of students.

Free screening of Someone you Love: The HPV Epidemic documentary in Pittsburg April 27th

Someone You Love
Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), the outreach division of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, is collaborating with numerous Kansas health care organizations on a free showing of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) documentary, Someone You Love, on April 27, 2016.

Program seeks rural Kansas college students interested in careers in medicine

Do you know a rural Kansas student who wants to become a physician? KU Medical Center is seeing students for the annual Scholars in Rural Health program.

Scholars in Rural Health is designed to identify and encourage undergraduate students from rural Kansas who are interested in building successful careers as physicians in rural areas. Students apply for the program in the second semester of their sophomore year in college.

Upcoming MCA programs and cancer screenings

Throughout the year, the MCA offers a variety of outreach programs focused on cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship, which are conducted at member sites and other sites across the region.

KU Medical Center welcomes two new deans

Abiodun Akinwuntan and Sally Maliski
A new era of leadership began at the University of Kansas Medical Center in January when Sally Maliski, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Abiodun Akinwuntan, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, arrived as the deans of the Schools of Nursing and Health Professions, respectively. Although they come from opposite coasts and were born a world apart, the two new deans share a passion for interprofessional collaboration and a dedication to the success of their schools.