George Dyck, M.D., set many "firsts" during his tenure with KUSM-W which began in 1973 and continued for three decades. He established and was the first chair of the department and initiated it's residency program. He was the founder and first director of the KUSM-W geropsychiatry fellowship, the only one in the state. During his career, he was also medical director for the Prairie View Mental Health Center in Newton, KS. He has dedicated his career to improving the lives of his patients and their families through his clinical work and his teaching of medical students and residents. His influence through his trainees continues to benefit substantial numbers of Kansans.
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Dyck earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering, Canadian Mennonite Bible College and the University of Manitoba College of Arts and Science. Dr. Dyck earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba Medical School. His professional appointments include Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
Among Dr. Dyck's many professional accomplishments, he wrote questions for the initial examination for the Added Qualifications program for geriatric psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A fascination for other cultures has taken him to Liberia, Paraguay, China, Israel, Mexico and South Africa. While Dr. Dyck retired from KUSM-W in June of 2001, he remains active in medicine and in his community.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is dedicated to quality education for medical students and residents to become competent, compassionate physicians, and continuing medical education to maintain proficiency; improved medical services for the people of Kansas, particularly in underserved communities; and a supportive environment for biomedical research.
The George Dyck Endowed Lectureship in Geropsychiatry honors a pioneer at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (KUSM-W) and addresses a major and growing health care issue for Kansas: the growing number of elderly with serious neuropsychiatric illnesses. The cost of illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and clinical depression are enormous and increasing as our population ages. This lectureship will bring prominent researchers from across the country and around the world to Wichita to present the latest findings in understanding these and related disorders.
As such, this lecture series will be of broad interest to primary care and speciality physicians, residents from various disciplines, medical students, a wide range of health care workers and the general public.
To make your tax deferred contribution to the George Dyck Endowed Lectureship in Geropsychiatry,
please make check payable to:
KUEA George Dyck Endowed Lectureship
and return to:
KUSM-W Endowment Association
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS, 67214
For more information, contact:
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at 316-293-2669.