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CLARION project lets students make a case for collaboration
Jun 07, 2017 -- Put a medical student, a social worker, a nurse and a speech pathologist to work on a problem and what do you get? A well-rounded solution that applies a range of skills to a medical issue complicated by a mixture of social and systemic factors.
Making health IT work for, not against, family docs
Jun 06, 2017 -- As a young doctor, Steven Waldren, M.D., envisioned himself devoting about 70 percent of his time to practicing family medicine and the rest to his awakening interest in medical information technology. Instead, the latter field turned into his full-time career as it exploded in importance for the medical community in general.
Medical school course emphasizes importance of quality improvement in real world medicine
Jun 05, 2017 -- To fourth-year medical students, antsy to move on to residency, the Population Health in Practice class initially sounded a bit dry compared to clinical training. But once they begin, students quickly realize the value of the class.
Collaborative Practice Agreements gain popularity along path to team-based health care
May 04, 2017 -- In clinics, classrooms and pharmacies, the Wichita branches of the KU Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy are teaching physicians, pharmacists, medical students and residents about the work each does, all with the goal of improving patient care. The collaboration often occurs with the help of community partner Health ICT, a program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that endeavors to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
Early experiences inspired KU donor Rosalie Henry
May 04, 2017 -- Growing up in rural western Kansas, Rosalie Henry experienced first-hand what a lack of medical care can mean. Those experiences played a role in Henry choosing a career in health care as well as her decision to endow a professorship in rural health at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
KU Medical School ranks number 2 nationally in percentage of family medicine residents
Mar 09, 2017 -- Jayhawks - the University of Kansas variety, that is - are used to high national rankings. The latest No. 2 ranking comes not for the school's basketball team, but for the medical school for the percentage of students it is sending into the crucial specialty of family medicine.
'Implementation scientist' will help put new clinical guidelines into practice
Mar 08, 2017 -- For the first time, an AAP clinical guidelines committee will include an “implementation scientist,” and Dr. Brian Pate, chair of the Pediatrics Department at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been chosen to play that inaugural role on one addressing infantile hemangiomas, the purplish, vascular abnormality that looks like a birthmark.
KU researcher leads a community toward better health
Mar 01, 2017 -- The expertise and guidance of Judy Johnston, a research instructor at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, are helping a hospital and county in far western Kansas better understand the health needs of their diverse communities.
WSU collaboration continues in biomedical study
Feb 09, 2017 -- Now in its second year, collaboration between biomedical engineering students at Wichita State University and residents at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita continues to put forth intriguing possibilities.
Rural rotation reinforces medical student's interest in family medicine
Feb 07, 2017 -- Baalmann usually saw about 15 to 18 patients a day during the four-week rotation, starting with 8 a.m. pre-rounds in the hospital and continuing with outpatient care at the attached clinic until about 5:30 p.m. Living in a house across the street from the hospital, she was also on call three nights a week.
Paraguay physician on familiar ground during KU visit
Feb 02, 2017 -- Dr. Oliver Schmidt is one of the few family physicians in Chaco, Paraguay. He recently visited KUSM-W as part of the long-running Kansas Paraguay Partners Physician Faculty Exchange Program.
New pediatricians expand Wichita's cancer-fighting resources
Jan 24, 2017 -- Two of KU Wichita Pediatrics newest pediatric subspecialists – hematologist-oncologists Dr. Nathan Hall and Dr. Rajoo Thapa – came from near and far to expand the care and resources available to young Kansans suffering from cancer and diseases of the blood.

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