University of Kansas Medical Center http://kcur.org en Cancer Clinical Trial Program In Kansas Awaits Decision On Its Fate http://kcur.org/post/cancer-clinical-trial-program-kansas-awaits-decision-its-fate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kraig Moore is one of the patients helping test experimental cancer treatments through a clinical trials program operated by the Wichita-based </span><a href="http://www.cancercenterofkansas.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cancer Center of Kansas</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The 47-year-old psychologist, who also operates a bed-and-breakfast near Mulvane, Kan., was diagnosed last January with stage 3b metastatic malignant melanoma.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:52:48 +0000 Bryan Thompson 56414 at http://kcur.org Cancer Clinical Trial Program In Kansas Awaits Decision On Its Fate KU Announces Plans For Multiple Sclerosis Center http://kcur.org/post/ku-announces-plans-multiple-sclerosis-center <p>The University of Kansas Medical Center will create a new center to help those with multiple sclerosis improve their physical and emotional health as well as lifestyle.</p><p>KU announced Wednesday morning that an $800,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation would help fund the project.</p><p>A former day care facility at 3503 Rainbow Blvd. will be renovated to house the new Comprehensive Center for Multiple Sclerosis Care.</p><p>The new center will serve between 100 and 125 participants weekly.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:18:36 +0000 Alex Smith 52179 at http://kcur.org Committee 'Green Lights' KU Med Center Building Project http://kcur.org/post/committee-green-lights-ku-med-center-building-project <p>The legislative committee charged with overseeing state building projects today added money to next year’s budget to help the University of Kansas fund construction of a $75 million classroom building on its Kansas City, Kan. campus.</p><p>The Joint Committee on State Building Construction voted to add $1.4 million to the fiscal 2015 budget to help pay for bonds that will be issued to fund the project.&nbsp; The plan is for the state to contribute $15 million over time to help finance up to $35 million in construction bonds.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:21:52 +0000 Jim McLean 51287 at http://kcur.org Committee 'Green Lights' KU Med Center Building Project KU Chancellor Seeking State Support For New Med Center Building http://kcur.org/post/ku-chancellor-seeking-state-support-new-med-center-building <p>University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is scheduled to appear before a legislative committee Thursday to renew a request for state help in financing a state-of-the-art classroom building at its medical school.</p><p>In testimony to the Joint Committee on State Building Construction, Gray-Little is expected to say that the $75 million building is urgently needed to meet accreditation standards and to accommodate new ways of teaching that emphasize active learning in small-group settings over note taking in large lecture halls.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:25:09 +0000 Jim McLean 51228 at http://kcur.org KU Chancellor Seeking State Support For New Med Center Building Exhibition Program Halted At KU Medical Center http://kcur.org/post/exhibition-program-halted-ku-medical-center <p></p><p></p><p>After more than 20 years of showing rotating artwork, mostly of local artists, an exhibition program at <a href="http://www.kumc.edu/">University of Kansas Medical Center</a> has closed. Officials say it’s the impact of steep cuts to state funding. And the KU Chancellor defended the school's commitment to free speech Tuesday. But others are calling it censorship.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Inside and outside the library</strong></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 42662 at http://kcur.org Exhibition Program Halted At KU Medical Center