KU Med Center http://kcur.org en KU Medical Center Tests Promising Alzheimer's Drug As Part Of Trial http://kcur.org/post/ku-medical-center-tests-promising-alzheimers-drug-part-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a form of dementia that afflicts as many as 5.2 million people in the United States. It has no cure.</span></p><p>And as the population ages, the number of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to quadruple over the next 35 years, according to a <a href="http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&amp;context=rbrookmeyer">study from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.</a></p><p>That means that by 2050, 1 in 85 people will be living with the disease.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:27:49 +0000 Stefani Fontana 58494 at http://kcur.org KU Medical Center Tests Promising Alzheimer's Drug As Part Of Trial Hall Foundation Gift Propels KU Med Center Building Project http://kcur.org/post/hall-foundation-gift-propels-ku-med-center-building-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A $25 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation has generated the funds needed by the University of Kansas to move forward with a critical building project on its medical center campus.</span></p><p>The gift, announced Tuesday at the University of Kansas Medical Center, &nbsp;gives the university most of the $75 million needed to construct a new medical education building. The new facility will replace an aging building that doesn’t meet modern classroom standards and needs more than $5 million in repairs.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:48:49 +0000 Jim McLean 56091 at http://kcur.org Hall Foundation Gift Propels KU Med Center Building Project Senate Budget Committee Says 'No' To Funding For New KU Med Building http://kcur.org/post/senate-budget-committee-says-no-funding-new-ku-med-building <p>The chairman of the Kansas Senate’s budget writing committee Wednesday defended the panel’s recent decision to withhold state funding for a new classroom building at the University of Kansas Medical School.</p><p>Sen. Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican, said he’s not convinced the university needs additional state funding to construct the building on its medical school campus in Kansas City, Kan.</p><p>Masterson said KU has the resources to complete the project if it’s the priority that university officials say that it is.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:53:56 +0000 Jim McLean 52572 at http://kcur.org Senate Budget Committee Says 'No' To Funding For New KU Med Building KU Med Device Could Help People With Traumatic Brain Injury http://kcur.org/post/ku-med-device-could-help-people-traumatic-brain-injury <p>A device invented by scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University may one day restore movement in people with traumatic brain injuries. It works in rats, and researchers are hopeful that the promise won't stop there.</p><p>The device is a battery-powered microprocessor designed to record electrical impulses in one part of the brain, and relay them to another part of the brain.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:10:50 +0000 Bryan Thompson 50441 at http://kcur.org KU Med Device Could Help People With Traumatic Brain Injury 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 KU Med To Lose 31 Student Slots In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/ku-med-lose-31-student-slots-kansas-city <p>The University of Kansas is wrestling with how to cut $13.5 million from its budget over the next two years, but the funding reduction will not prompt the closing of the KU School of Medicine's campus in Salina</p><p>The KU Medical Center, which operates the school, will have to absorb more than $8 million in cuts. KU spokesman Jack Martin says closing the Salina campus, and scaling back operations in Wichita are no longer on the table.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:41:35 +0000 Bryan Thompson 38712 at http://kcur.org Kansas Universities Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Tuition Expected To Rise http://kcur.org/post/kansas-universities-hit-hard-budget-cuts-tuition-expected-rise <p>University leadership from around the state met with the Kansas Board of Regents today to discuss how to adjust to nearly $49 million in cuts from the state’s higher education budget.</p><p>The move was approved by lawmakers over the weekend, and include cuts to the state’s six universities in addition to community colleges, technical colleges and Washburn University. Cuts were also made to student financial assistance programs, the Board of Regents Office, and adult education programs Board Spokesperson Vanessa Lamoreaux said.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:52:10 +0000 Ryan Schuessler & Stephen Koranda 38070 at http://kcur.org KU Officials Aren't Yet Sure What Budget Cuts Will Mean http://kcur.org/post/ku-officials-arent-yet-sure-what-budget-cuts-will-mean <p>The first Kansas legislative session since 1861 to extend into June is over.&nbsp; But the budget plan passed early Sunday is a frustration for a number of agencies and institutions; one is the Kansas University Medical Center.</p><p>Officials aren’t yet sure what the new budget will mean; i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n a speech this spring, KU Chancellor </span>Bernadette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gray-Little worried about a projected cut and the wide reach, particularly on the university’s satellite operations.</span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:18:04 +0000 Laura Ziegler 37818 at http://kcur.org Governor Calls For Continued Medical Center Funding http://kcur.org/post/governor-calls-continued-medical-center-funding <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has been on an all-out tour of state universities this week, calling on lawmakers to extend a sales tax and maintain funding for higher education in the coming budget. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:31:21 +0000 Elana Gordon 35700 at http://kcur.org Governor Calls For Continued Medical Center Funding Bill Would Require Stem Cell Center At KU Med http://kcur.org/post/bill-would-require-stem-cell-center-ku-med <p>The Kansas House has passed a bill requiring the University of Kansas Medical Center to establish a stem cell research center. The Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center would work only with adult stem cells. Supporters say the center could lead to new medical treatments.</p><p>Representative Dave Crum is a Republican from Augusta.</p><p>“It is very much within the authority of the legislature to create policy that we think is in the best interest of the state."</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:06:52 +0000 Stephen Koranda 34150 at http://kcur.org Children's Mercy And KU Hospital Partner http://kcur.org/post/childrens-mercy-and-ku-hospital-partner <p>Two Kansas City hospitals have announced plans to work together to create a single, integrated pediatric program.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:46:49 +0000 Bryan Thompson 28492 at http://kcur.org Children's Mercy And KU Hospital Partner Brownback Names Heads of KDHE, SRS http://kcur.org/post/brownback-names-heads-kdhe-srs <p>Topkea, KS – Governor-elect Sam Brownback today named his choices to head two health and human services agencies.</p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 21:14:45 +0000 7417 at http://kcur.org KU To Open Medical Training Program In Salina http://kcur.org/post/ku-open-medical-training-program-salina <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d198a5eebb0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d198a5eebb0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d198a5eebb0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-891759.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – The only medical school in Kansas is expanding. Officials at KU's School of Medicine have announced they're opening a four year medical program at the Regional Medical Center in Salina. The program will be geared towards the practice of rural medicine.</p> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:58:01 +0000 Elana Gordon 6433 at http://kcur.org