Health & Wellness
Thu, 07/19/2018 —  Individuals with disabilities are significantly more likely to be employed in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Kansas has found. Similarly, individuals who...

Mon, 07/16/2018 — The opioid crisis has brought heightened attention to the effects of addiction on individuals, families and communities. As health practitioners, politicians and families grapple with solutions, the University of Kansas is establishing a new...

Mon, 07/09/2018 —  When children are removed from the home or face the risk of removal because of parental substance abuse, the experience can be traumatic and have long-lasting effects on both the children and parents. A federally funded project designed to...

Mon, 07/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Enrichment Network and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities at a special event this week at Bentwood Elementary School in Overland Park.  More than 100 youths will participate in learning projects, including making seed biscuits, decorating kindness rocks and hunting friendly neighborhood spiders. Students also will hear from elected officials, including State Sen. Lynn Rogers, about the importance of democracy as the culminating event to their civic engagement unit. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13. Led by the National Summer Learning Association, National Summer

Fri, 07/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – Seven students and four faculty and staff members are preparing to travel to Tanzania in August as part of a humanities-based lab titled colLAB: Bridging East Africa’s Digital Health Divide. Through the lab’s field school, participants will learn about how technology transforms health care access and capacity in rural contexts while developing their Kiswahili language skills. The project brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines across campus, funding from several sources and partnerships with groups around the globe. ColLAB, as it is known, has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, KU’s Research Excellence

Thu, 07/05/2018 — The hurricanes that hit Texas and Puerto Rico in 2017 left thousands of people homeless, at least temporarily. Now students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering are working to design and build new “tiny homes” that will provide...

Thu, 06/28/2018 — While the AUMI, or Adaptive Use Musical Instrument, is a computer software program that has been around for more than a decade, University of Kansas researcher Abbey Dvorak thinks there is still lots of room to grow its use by music...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — A gift of more than $1 million from the estate of the late speech pathologists Donald L. Robinson and Mary A. Carpenter of Shawnee will benefit people affected by communication disorders. The gift to the University of Kansas Medical Center will...

Mon, 06/25/2018 — Heidi Burke, a congenital quadrilateral amputee, loves to play piano. Her legs end at the knees and her arms at the elbow, but that has never stopped her from taking lessons and learning to play her family’s upright. There has been just one...

Fri, 06/22/2018 —  Behavioral Health Holdings (BHH), a leader in serving children with autism spectrum disorder, is joining forces with the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) for an innovative practicum program enabling online master’s degree and...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — More than 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2018 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Wed, 06/20/2018 — If you’re expecting probiotics to reduce your anxiety, it might be time to put down that yogurt spoon – or supplement bottle – and call a professional instead. A new study from the University of Kansas appearing Wednesday in PLOS ONE...

Thu, 06/14/2018 — Six Kansas artists have created site-specific artwork for the Salina Health Education Center — the new home of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina and the KU School of Nursing-Salina — which will have its grand opening June 21.

Tue, 06/12/2018 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 06/05/2018 — Most citizens of Nigeria deeply distrust the Nigerian government, but at one state-run shelter for human trafficking victims, many young migrant women are finding common ground with state officials through religious beliefs and discussions about...

Mon, 06/04/2018 — The great Laurel-or-Yanny debate of 2018 was so fun because it shined a light on the often-illusory nature of auditory perception. What you hear may not be the same as what somebody else hears. Or, perhaps what you hear could change over time....

Wed, 05/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Brandon Draper’s Drum Safari is booming. The University of Kansas School of Music lecturer will have four teams of musical entertainers performing nearly 80 Drum Safari shows for children in five states this summer. Draper’s wife, Teryn, recently quit her job as an elementary school music teacher to run the operation full-time. He turned down 100 requests for shows this year, and he is already booking shows for 2019. Upcoming stops will include sites in the Greater Kansas City area as well as cities in Leavenworth, Lyon, Morris, Saline and Sedgwick counties. It’s not unlike a homegrown version of “Stomp” or Blue Man Group. “I’ve had extensive

Wed, 05/23/2018 — The public is invited to the semiannual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26.  The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings,...

Mon, 05/21/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Class of 2018 again exceeded the national average for residency matches, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. KU’s Pharm.D. students matched at a rate of 79 percent,...

Fri, 05/11/2018 — More than 900 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 21st annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 28 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...


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