Friday, December 2, 2016

Kansas Project ECHO Team Encouraged by New ECHO Act S.2873

On November 29, 2016, The U.S. Senate advanced the ECHO Act. It was endorsed 97 to 0 by the 114th Congress, including Kansas’ senators. The expansion is very timely with KU Center for Telemedicine’s growing ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) program, and upcoming ECHOs in pain management, pediatric behavioral health, pediatric obesity and asthma.

Family Medicine Wichita Winter Symposium

The 36th Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium is designed to present new and updated topics useful to practicing family physicians and other primary care clinicians, with special emphasis on refining diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

KU Medical Center professor, Dr. Russell McCulloh, awarded $1.7 million grant

Rusty McCulloh, M.D., clinical assistant professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, has been awarded
a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for the Sunflower Pediatric Clinical Trials
Research Extension (SPeCTRE) for the newly formed IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials
Network (ISPCTN).

Winners Announced for the 11th annual Rural Kansas Photo Contest

We are proud to announce the winners of the 11th annual Rural Kansas Photo Contest. This contest was started to allow amateur and professional photographers to help showcase the beauty found in Kansas communities.

Esteemed KU Medical Center Pediatric Neurologist, Dr. Enrique Chaves, Retires

Dr. Enrique Chaves, one of the first telemedicine providers in Kansas, is retiring.

Health Resources and Services Administration Sponsors the Tribal Telehealth Conference

The Tribal Telehealth Conference was held on November 30-December 1. The training event drew Indian health, tribal, and urban Indian health programs and other leaders from across the region, with over 100 onsite and webinar participants.