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The Harmony Project
1050 School of Nursing
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, Kansas
Dr. Margaret Martin, founder and national director of Harmony Project Los Angeles, will discuss the neurological, academic and behavioral impact of sustained music learning on disadvantaged youth. Dr. Martin will speak about the research underpinning this Presidential award-winning program that has been recognized as one of the most effective public health youth intervention programs in the country. Nearly 50 percent of Harmony Project graduates are pursuing STEM careers at top universities.
Harmony Project KC, the program’s fifth affiliate, is based in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri, at Northeast Community Center.
For more information about the event, contact Dr. Steven Case, research associate professor and director of the Center for STEM Learning at the University of Kansas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Annual Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
September 16-17, 2016
Sheraton Hotel, Overland Park, Kansas
The purpose of this conference is to update physicians, scientists, nurses and other healthcare professionals, trainees, and the general public in the greater Midwest region on:
1) the past, present, and future of adult stem cell therapy;
2) new developments in adult stem cell research;
3) diagnosis and treatment guidelines related to cell therapy for various medical conditions;
4) management of patients using these new cell transplantation technologies; and
5) the ethical use of regulated adult stem cells.
Various clinical trials that have contributed to the advancement of this field will be presented. The progress and hurdles toward translation of adult stem cell therapy on a broader scale will be discussed. The participants will learn about advances in therapy with adult stem cells. Participants will examine the latest trends in regenerative medicine and gain a greater understanding of adult stem cell biology, the procedures and processes for translation, and the overall potential for tissue and organ regeneration.
For more information and to register, go to https://kumc.cloud-cme.com/assets/kumc/data/Cell%20Therapy%202016%20Brochure.FINAL2.pdf
Training for USASBE Biomedical/Health Care Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate
Enrollment in the St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Cardiology Fellows USASBE Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate Program is open to other regional biomedical and health care researchers and clinicians.
The program consists of eight two-hour workshop modules and seven one-hour videos. Workshops will feature instructors discussing technology entrepreneurship and technology commercialization as well as experienced biomedical innovators and entrepreneurs.
September 22, 2016 - Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Mindset
October 22, 2016 - Creativity/Ideation/Innovation
December 8, 2016 - Intellectual Property Strategies
January 26. 2017 - Technology Transfer
February 23, 2017 - Product/Service Development
March 23, 2017 - Financing the Tech Start-up
April 27, 2017 - Managing the Venture
May 25, 2017 - Applying Tech Entrepreneurship for the Biomedical Researcher and Physician
Location: St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri or University of Missouri-Kansas City
Registration fee: $1,700
For more information contact Anthony Luppino, USASBE Appointed Vice-president of Certificate Programs at email@example.com or call (816) 235-6165.
Department of Neurology Chairman Richard Barohn, M.D., was published in the New England Journal of Medicine as an author of “Randomized Trial of Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis.”
“Removal of the thymus gland has been a mainstay in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, but there is no conclusive evidence of its benefit,” the authors wrote. “We conducted a multicenter, randomized trial comparing thymectomy plus prednisone with prednisone alone.”
Their clinical trial provided evidence supporting the use of thymectomy for improving clinical outcomes and reducing the need for immunosuppressive therapy in patients with myasthenia gravis. Over a period of three years, thymectomy was associated with a more favorable outcome than was prednisone alone.
Final Call to Register for Free Summer Series in Biostatistics
Four lectures on biostatistics topics relevant to clinical and translational research will be held from 9-11 a.m., July 8, 15, 22 and 29 in Clendening Auditorium. Instructor Jo A. Wick, Ph.D., will discuss topics such as designing experiments, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, linear regression and survival analysis. No knowledge of statistics is assumed.
The series is sponsored by the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Biostatistics, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
For more information, click here.
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March 17, 2015
Two KU Medical Center researchers have found a new connection between milk and an antioxidant in the brain, called glutathione. The work was supported and made possible by imaging equipment at the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, which is part of Frontiers' Translational Technologies Resource Center. Read more
The benefits of controlling high blood pressure for patients with polycystic kidney disease
April 28, 2014
Researchers at the University of Kansas, Children's Mercy and Colorado State University are searching for a new treatment that will help fight osteosarcoma in both humans and dogs alike.
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Research at KU Medical Center looks to find ways technology can help Alzheimer's disease caregivers
October 25, 2012
With people increasingly interacting in a digital world, researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center are looking at new ways technology can help Alzheimer’s disease caregivers provide better care in the home for the more than 5 million people with the disease.
KCPT's "The Local Show" features Frontiers research being done at KU's Clinical Research Center
October 11, 2012
KCPT's "The Local Show" took a look at some of the clinical research being done at Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and KU Medical Center's Clinical Research Center in Fairway. (story starts at about 15:30).
Patients come from across the globe for study at KU's Clinical Research Center
September 20, 2012
Patients are coming from as far away as New Zealand to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Kansas Medical Center — a study that is giving new hope to people with a rare genetic condition that attacks their muscles.
Frontiers & KCALSI 2012 Annual Symposium
Held May 31, 2012
Data-driven Systems and Personalized Medicine, Atul Butte, MD, PHD
Innovative Approaches for Conducting Efficient Lower Cost Pragmatic Clinical Trials, Gary E. Rosenthal, MD
Accelerating the Translation of Research to Improve Care, John Spertus, MD MPH FACC FAHA
Frontiers Announces New Grantees:
September 13, 2011
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced plans to focus on five ideas for regional economic growth, including the KC Regional Translational Research Inititiative. The Initiative plans to raise $40 million to triple the $20 million National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) given to the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2011.
Natalie Lutz, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Kansas Medical Center