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.

Project ECHO exhibited around Kansas this summer

The KU Center for Telemedicine will exhibit Project ECHO at several conferences this summer across Kansas. The conferences will cover family practices, nursing and poverty.

Allen Greiner, Jr., M.D., awarded for improving the health of Kansas and beyond

The 2017 Faculty Award for Scholarship in Community Engagement was presented to Allen Greiner, Jr., M.D., professor within the KU School of Medicine family medicine research division. This award recognizes KU Medical Center faculty for excellence in developing, implementing and sustaining regional engaged scholarship initiatives.

KU School of Nursing to open Salina campus

In an effort to attract and  educate professional nurses in rural parts of Kansas, the University of Kansas School of Nursing is partnering with Salina Regional Health Center to open a new campus location in Salina.

Dinner program highlights Digestive Disease Week 2017

Since many practicing physicians cannot attend the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting in Chicago, the highlights dinner, planned for June 22, 2017, provides an update on relevant issues presented in gastrointestinal diseases.

Connecting health care providers with jobs in Kansas

The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC), a program facilitated by the University of Kansas Medical Center's Rural Health Education and Services department, is a healthcare career service for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dental hygienists and allied health professionals. The KRRC assists these providers in finding job opportunities and educates and supports them through the entire process.