University of Kansas Medical Center

10:47 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Brownback Joins KU Officials In Applauding New Health Education Building

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.

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.

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.

10:08 am
Wed January 15, 2014

KU Med Center Receives $10M Grant To Research Smoking Cessation And Chronic Pain Treatment

The University of Kansas Medical Center has received $10 million in federal research grants.

The Center says grants will be used to research smoking cessation and chronic pain treatment, as well as funding a network to share patient data among research centers.

The projects are being funded through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

It's an independent nonprofit organization authorized by the Affordable Care Act that receives federal funding.

3:39 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Governor Signs Bill Establishing KU Med Stem Cell Center

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that will establish a stem cell research center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The new facility would work with adult stem cells and cells taken from umbilical cord blood.

Brownback signed the bill during a ceremony Monday at the Statehouse. He was joined by people who have successfully undergone medical treatments using stem cells.

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3:37 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Bill Would Require Stem Cell Center At KU Med (UPDATED)

Updated at 7:19 a.m. The Kansas House passed the bill late Tuesday evening.

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1:05 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

VA, KU Medical Center Expanding Health Care Access

The Veterans Administration and the University of Kansas Medical Center plan to provide more telemedicine access for Kansas veterans.

Officials from the VA and the medical center said Tuesday the effort will allow veterans to access mental health care without traveling great distances to a VA facility.

The effort began two years ago as a pilot program between the VA and the Kansas Medical Center facility in Garden City. Contracts are being worked out to first expand the access to two more facilities in rural Kansas.

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