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20 JULY 2000 • Volume 2 • Number 29


KUMC is teachers’ classroom

Four teachers from the Kansas City, Kan. public schools will spend about two weeks at KUMC observing and working with doctors and researchers, as part of a cooperative summer program. The program is part of the Computational Science and Applied Technology Institute, a summer hands-on program for teachers sponsored by Silicon Prairie Technology Association, a 180-member business association in Kansas City, Kan. The teachers will be exposed to cutting-edge technologies and research projects so that they can incorporate what they learn into their classroom curricula. 


Erik M. Zink, math teacher at Olathe North High School (right) and Stephen F. Gaughan, science and math teacher at Central Middle School, look on as KUMC second-year medical student Ben Newell explains a research project.

Silicon Prairie Technology Association started the program six years ago in response to member complaints about the lack of qualified science and technical workers in the area. Linda Kostner, education coordinator for the association, recruits businesses and institutions and matches them with teachers and students. “It’s hard to get businesses to agree to do it because it’s time-intensive for them,” she explains. “But every company that has participated has done it a second time.” This is the first year KUMC has participated.
KUMC staff participating in the program include Patricia Thomas, MD, professor of pathology; Mark Cunningham, MD, assistant professor of pathology; Kathleen Weatherstone, MD, department of pediatrics; Jim Baxendale, director, KUMC Research Institute; and Elaine Spielbusch, administrative assistant, KUMC Research Institute.



School of Nursing’s big day

On July 25 the School of Nursing marks an important date in its nearly 100-year history when it holds the grand opening celebration for the school’s new teaching and research facility. 
Honored guests will include Kansas Governor Bill Graves; Mayor Carol Marinovich, Wyandotte County Unified Government; Mayor Kay Barnes, Kansas City, Mo.; and Steve Rose, chairman, Sun Publications. 
The event marks the first time KU School of Nursing students, faculty, researchers and staff will be housed under the same roof. The building includes six levels with more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art technological and research facilities.
Opening festivities are scheduled from 2-2:30 p.m. July 25, followed by tours of the new facility.


School of Medicine announces promotions, tenure

The KU School of Medicine recently announced its list of promotions and tenure appointments on both the Kansas City and Wichita campuses for this year. The promotions became effective July 1 and include:

Professor 
Timothy J. Hall, PhD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Radiology (previously tenured)
Ken J. Kallail, PhD, School of Medicine, Wichita campus, Depart-ment of Family and Community Medicine (previously tenured)
Robert L. Martensen, MD, PhD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine (previously tenured)
R. Stephen Smith, MD, School of Medicine, Wichita campus, Department of Surgery (part-time)

Clinical Professor 
Jerry D Peterie, MD, School of Medicine, Wichita campus, Department of Internal Medicine
Charles G. Stephens, MD, School of Medicine, Wichita campus, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Research Professor
Kottarappat N. Dileepan, PhD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor
Timothy P. Daaleman, DO, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Family Medicine (with tenure)
Thelda M. Kestenbaum, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Internal Medicine (previously tenured)
Teresa D. Long, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (with tenure)
Janice K. Loudon, PhD, School of Allied Health, Department of Physical Therapy Education (with tenure)
Diane L. Persons, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (with tenure)
Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PhD, School of Allied Health, Department of Physical Therapy Education (with tenure)
Peter Van Veldhuizen, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Internal Medicine, (VA affiliate track)

Clinical Associate Professor
Martha S. Housholder, MD, School of Medicine, Wichita campus, Department of Internal Medicine
Edward E. Hunter III, PhD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mark C. Meyer, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Family Medicine
Richard W. Murrow, MD, School of Medicine, Wichita campus, Department of Internal Medicine
David M. Pinson, DVM, PhD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Associate Professor
Katherine F. Roby, PhD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Hired with immediate tenure
Timothy L. Bennett, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Susan E. Carlson, PhD, School of Allied Health, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Thomas D. DuBose, Jr., MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Internal Medicine
Walter T. Lawrence, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Surgery
Jon I. Scheinman, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Pediatrics
Peter D. Witt, MD, School of Medicine, KUMC, Department of Surgery


Get moving for a good cause

It’s time to add your name to the KU Med team for the annual Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure. The 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk happens Sunday, August 13 at 7:30 a.m. 

The race will start and finish at Union Station. This year an estimated 13,000 runners and walkers will help raise money for local and national breast cancer research. KU Med, a race sponsor, receives a grant from these funds to help operate a mobile mammography program for underserved women in the Kansas City area. 
Pick up an entry form at the Breast Cancer Prevention Center in 1347 Bell or see Karen Glynn at KU MedWest. Entries are due by July 28. The entry fee is $20.
Members of the KU Med team receive a race packet and will be invited to a catered party on August 8.


Weigel receives national honor

John W. Weigel, MD, urology, was recently honored with the American Urological Association’s Gold Cane Award. Presented at the 13,000-member association’s annual meeting in Atlanta, the Gold Cane Award recognizes a senior urologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of urology. Dr. Weigel was this year’s only winner.



From a trip to China in the spring of 1999, University Relations photographer Shari Hartbauer has assembled an exhibition of her journey. Hartbauer was there to document the work of the Medical Mission Foundation, and became inspired to record her own experiences of Chinese culture as well. “China was my greatest photographic adventure,” she says. The exhibition can be seen on the second floor of Dykes Library through August 31. Counterclockwise from top left: Fan Dancers; Men with Bicycles; Two Swords.


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Study Subjects Wanted: 
Healthy adult subjects, 18-50 years old, to participate in non-invasive study of memory and learning. Involves 1-hour visit to the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab for the recording of event related brain potentials (ERPs or brain waves). For more information, contact Jennifer Vavold, 85997.
Persons with mental retardation and aggression, destructive behavior and/or self injury wanted for drug study. May also have autism. Ages 6-65 years. No seizures for the past year. Contact Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, ext. 86473.


Register for Jog

Register now for the 2nd annual Jayhawk Jog, a 5K and 10K run at Shawnee Mission Park August 5. The run is sponsored by KU Medical Center, Southwest Airlines, KU Edwards Campus, KU MedWest, Kansas Alumni Association and Quivira Sportsclub. 
Advance registration is $18 for those who register before July 21; $20 from July 22 to August 4; $25 for those who register the day of the run. 
For more information or to volunteer, call the Alumni Association at 800-KUHAWKS or 913-248-U4KU in Kansas City.


coming
up

Monday, July 24:
• The final oral examination for the Ph.D. in Nursing for Kathy Thornton will take place at 1:30 p.m. in 158 Robinson in Lawrence. The title of the dissertation is “A Comparison of Two Different Resistance Exercise Bouts of Equal Work Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption.” 
• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, noon-1:30 p.m., KU Med Delp Cafeteria.
• Grief-Loss Support Group, 3-4 p.m., Radiation Oncology Conference Room.

Tuesday, July 25:
• Cognitive Therapy Addiction Treatment, 1-2:30 p.m., KU Med Family Medicine.
• Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, 6-7 p.m., KU Med 5th Floor, Rm. 5003.

Wednesday, July 26:
• Diabetes Self-Management Series, 9-11 a.m., KU Med, Cray Diabetes Center, Rm. 1116.
• KUMC Interfaith, noon-1 p.m., 2023 Wescoe.

Thursday, July 27:
• Burn Patient Family Support Group, 6-7 p.m., KU Med Burnett Burn Center Waiting Room.
• Lung Transplant Support Group, noon-2 p.m., Westwood City Hall, 47th & Rainbow.
• School of Medicine promotion and tenure informational meeting, noon-1:30, Clendening Amphitheatre.


IN THE CENTER
Donald Hagen, MD - Executive Vice Chancellor KUMC
Irene Cumming - CEO and President KU Hospital

Mary King and Toni Wills, Senior Writers
Ann Clemens, Graphic Designer
Laurel Garrett, Associate Editor

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