Fri, 12/13/2013 — LAWRENCE – Watkins Memorial Student Health Center at the University of Kansas completed its search for a new director with the hire of Dr. Douglas Dechairo.
Dechairo comes to KU after serving the San Diego area in multiple clinical and teaching capacities from 1978 to 2011.
“I am both flattered and honored to be returning to my alma mater,” Dechairo said. “I look forward to working with our students and our faculty and staff to grow Student Health Services in ways to serve all Jayhawks and act as a model for other universities.”
As director, Dechairo is responsible for all aspects of the student health program, which includes outpatient treatment, gynecology,
Wed, 12/11/2013 — The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which provides funding to KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and have the potential to become marketplace solutions in the near...
Wed, 12/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has named Michael C. Roberts, founding director of the university’s top-ranked clinical child psychology program, to be the new dean of Graduate Studies.
Roberts, who recently stepped down as director of clinical child psychology after 21 years, will assume leadership of Graduate Studies at the beginning of 2014. At the same time, the Office of Research & Graduate Studies will become the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research. Vice Chancellor Steve Warren will continue to lead the Office of Research.
“I firmly believe that graduate research and education is fundamentally at the core of a public, international
Fri, 12/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Academy of Healthcare Architecture and the STERIS Corporation have named Sharmin Kader its Arthur Tuttle, Jr. Graduate Fellow in Health Facility Planning and Design. The Academy is part of the American Institute of Architecture.
Kader is developing a post-occupancy evaluation tool for use in hospice facilities. Called a Professional Environmental Assessment Protocol for Hospice tool, it will provide a standardized method for measuring end-of-life care in hospice settings.
“This tool will provide architects the information about the effectiveness or the weaknesses of their design decisions, and also provide guidelines for evidence-based design,” she
Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – New graduate fellowships will help recruit and support doctoral students at the University of Kansas, a key goal of KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships today, a dozen of which will be awarded each year. The fellowships will provide a stipend of $25,000 per year and also cover tuition and fees.
“One of our unique missions as a flagship research university is to provide advanced education to students in a range of fields. Providing this additional support to doctoral students will not only help them complete their degrees on schedule, but will also make KU
Tue, 12/03/2013 — Blake Peterson, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, has been named a 2013 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are...
Tue, 11/26/2013 — Ready for the holiday shopping season?
Chances are, you’re conflicted about it. On one hand, you’re excited to find the perfect gift for that special someone. On the other hand, you’re terrified by the thought of spending too much money,...
Mon, 11/25/2013 — Recent revelations that the National Security Agency has been analyzing the communication records of all U.S. citizens have many talking about the topic of “mass surveillance” by the government.
But a University of Kansas sociologist who...
Fri, 11/22/2013 — For years Medicaid recipients were forced to live in poverty or near poverty to maintain their eligibility for the program. University of Kansas researchers have authored a study showing that when asset caps are lifted — a key provision of...
Fri, 11/22/2013 — Eight University of Kansas delegates attended the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), which was Nov. 13-16 in Nashville. Delegates included eight students, three faculty from mathematics, molecular...
Wed, 11/20/2013 — The region’s largest incubator network has added a new member to its leadership team.
The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas today announced business professional and entrepreneur G.R. Underwood as the...