Health & Wellness
Mon, 11/14/2022 — We hear often about things that can be detrimental to our health, but the lists seldom contain anything financial. New research from the University of Kansas has found that financial capability can in fact be a social determinant of health and...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event that challenges graduate students to convey their research in three minutes or less. After weeks of presentations featuring cutting-edge research, two University of Kansas graduate students claimed honors and cash prizes at the conclusion of the competition Nov. 9 in the Burge Union.   Sayuri Niyangoda, doctoral student in chemistry, won first place and $500 for her presentation, “Alzheimer’s Disease through the Eyes of a Fish.” Niyangoda also won the People’s Choice Award ($125) for her presentation. As the top finalist, Niyangoda will represent KU at the regional Midwestern

Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Eleven University of Kansas graduate students from four different academic units advanced to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis Competition. The finals will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in forum C of the Burge Union. “KU’s first round of the 3MT captured cutting-edge research from fields of physical, natural and social sciences; engineering; education and music," said Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies. “Graduate student participants demonstrated the creativity, innovation and drive that ignites their own passion for research while effectively communicating the impact of their work to the community. “It was both

Thu, 11/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – The word “plumber” comes from the Latin word for the metal “lead.” But lead coupled with pipes that transport drinking water makes a terrible combination … and one which resulted in the Flint water crisis, among other similar public health hazards. “Lead is a neurotoxicant that builds up in the body over long-term exposure, with children especially vulnerable to its negative effects,” said David Slusky, a professor of economics at the University of Kansas. “Too often, parents and care providers do not learn of such an exposure until a child receives a lead test showing elevated levels of lead in blood. Early-in-life lead testing together with

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Starting in early 2020, COVID-19 wrought havoc in the lives of American society at all levels. Among groups most upended were first-year college students — young people at a critical point in their psychological development as they began to...

Fri, 10/28/2022 — Susan Carlson, a professor and researcher at the University of Kansas School of Health Professions who specializes in intervention studies of fatty acid supplementation in infants and pregnant women, is the recipient of the 2022 Chancellors Club...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — Public health is the focus of programming from the Center for East Asian Studies this year, beginning with a film series Oct. 25-28 at the Kansas Union. The four feature films deal with diverse public-health related issues and will be followed...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — If you’ve ever used a text-based artificial-intelligence image generator like Craiyon or DALL-E, you know with a few word prompts that the AI tools create images that are both realistic and completely synthesized. The machine learning that...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — LAWRENCE – Apurba Dutta has been named associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Dutta has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the school since 2000 and began his career at KU in 1999 as assistant director of the Drug Discovery Program at the Higuchi Biosciences Center. Since 2007, he has served as associate professor of medicinal chemistry and was graduate studies director of the department for more than a decade. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Apurba Dutta to the administrative team of the School of Pharmacy,” said Ronald Ragan, dean of the pharmacy school. “Dr. Dutta’s experience serving on the

Tue, 10/18/2022 — A University of Kansas researcher is taking a novel approach to the prolific problem of opioid addiction in America. With a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Zijun Wang will research the implications of the DNA...

Wed, 10/05/2022 — Five current seniors and a recent graduate at the University of Kansas will compete for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland this year with the support of KU's Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Virginia...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — To better understand the prevalence of disability in America and to address health disparities, the Affordable Care Act mandated that federal health surveys collect data to identify people with disabilities. But new research from the University...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — A milestone report from the University of Kansas appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences proposes a new technique for modeling molecular life with computers. According to lead author Ilya Vakser, director of...

Fri, 09/16/2022 — The Inaugural Kansas African Studies Center Virtual Symposium will offer an opportunity to learn about findings from the 2022 Global Humanities Institute, "Chronic Conditions: Childhood and Social Suffering in Global Africa," which took place Aug.

Tue, 09/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment at the University of Kansas will launch its fall seminar series this week with a talk presented by a University of Kentucky scientist who studies cocaine use disorder. William Stoops, professor of behavioral science, psychiatry and psychology at the University of Kentucky, will present at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in the Dole Human Development Center, room 1031. The event will also be livestreamed via YouTube; details will be shared on the center’s website. Stoops will describe research that has evaluated some non-abstinence outcomes for treating cocaine use disorder that may serve as novel targets

Mon, 09/12/2022 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 56th among public universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. This is the second straight year that KU has gone up by two spots in the...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, many people turned to online sources to find health information. That was also largely the case for racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States, and a new study from the University of...

Wed, 09/07/2022 — A new study just published in Journal of Applied Social Psychology debunks the idea that wearing a mask to slow the spread of disease damages most everyday social exchanges. Reporting results from an experiment with 250 university students...

Thu, 09/01/2022 — Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson on June 24, discussions around the globe have targeted the unknown future of reproductive rights in the United States. Through a series of discussions, each featuring a panel of...

Fri, 08/26/2022 — The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to medicinal chemistry and computational biology researchers at the University of Kansas and the University of Chicago focused on addressing a long-unresolved problem in biomedical...


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