New Wichita center focuses on reducing infant mortalityJul 24, 2017
-- Drawing on lessons gained through work on safe sleep practices and other maternal and infant health issues, a new center based at KU School of Medicine-Wichita plans to take aim at another challenging, multifaceted health issue: infant mortality.
CLARION project lets students make a case for collaborationJun 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 docsJun 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.
Collaborative Practice Agreements gain popularity along path to team-based health careMay 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 HenryMay 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.
'Implementation scientist' will help put new clinical guidelines into practiceMar 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 healthMar 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.