KU School of Medicine http://kmuw.org en KU School of Medicine-Wichita Seeks Study Subjects http://kmuw.org/post/ku-school-medicine-wichita-seeks-study-subjects <p>The KU School of Medicine in Wichita is looking for people to take part in a study of poor leg circulation.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The study is focused on Peripheral Arterial Disease, a condition that typically clogs the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet. It often causes pain or discomfort in the legs when walking.&nbsp;</span></p><p>People with poor leg circulation have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and amputation.</p><p>African Americans are twice as likely as the rest of the population to suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 17:24:19 +0000 Bryan Thompson 34068 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Joins KU Officials In Applauding New Health Education Building http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-joins-ku-officials-applauding-new-health-education-building <p>Governor Brownback will join KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan, among other officials, at the KU Medical Center to applaud budget enhancements.</p><p>A bill passed by the Legislature includes $25 million in state-backed bonding authority for a new health education building, which is estimated to cost $75 million dollars.</p><p>KU officials say the building is needed in part to train more doctors. With it, KU will increase the class size by 25 to 200 students.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:47:22 +0000 Associated Press 33307 at http://kmuw.org KU Med To Lose 31 Student Slots In Kansas City http://kmuw.org/post/ku-med-lose-31-student-slots-kansas-city <p>The University of Kansas is wrestling with how to cut $13.5 million dollars 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.<br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The KU Medical Center, which operates the school, will have to absorb more than $8 million dollars in cuts. </span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:05:37 +0000 Bryan Thompson 19048 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Wants Sales Tax Extended http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-wants-sales-tax-extended <p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants lawmakers to extend a temporary sales tax hike as a way to fund the state's universities.</p><p>The governor says cuts to higher education would be a momentum-killer at a time when he thinks a lot of positive things are happening in Kansas.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:08:34 +0000 Bryan Thompson 16883 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Wants Sales Tax Extended Brownback Wants Higher Education Funding Left Uncut http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-wants-higher-education-funding-left-uncut <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Sam </span>Brownback<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> met with leaders at Wichita State University Monday to solicit support for his funding proposal that would help maintain state dollars for higher education.</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:50:47 +0000 Carla Eckels 16076 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Wants Higher Education Funding Left Uncut KU Med Requests Millions In State Funds http://kmuw.org/post/ku-med-requests-millions-state-funds <p></p><p></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">The University of Kansas is asking the state for millions of dollars to help construct a $75 million medical building at its Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.</span></font> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:52:33 +0000 Associated Press 9715 at http://kmuw.org KU Med Requests Millions In State Funds