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The National Institutes of Health has announced that it has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the KU Medical Center for innovative educational programs that pair researchers, schools and other community organizations. The grant was part of the Science Education Partnership Awards, a $17 million fund used to encourage science education. The five-year award for the KU Medical Center will help support programs connecting all participants in science education, including museums and science centers, media professionals and students at all levels.


A Leadership Symposium will be held Nov. 19 at the Edwards Campus. Julie Quirin, CEO of St. Luke’s South, will give the keynote address. Bob Clark, vice chancellor of the Edwards Campus, and Wally Meyer, director of entrepreneurship programs in the School of Business, will also lead sessions. The event will take place from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. in Regnier Hall. To RSVP, contact Ed Foley, director of recruitment, Edwards Campus, at


A $200,000 National Cancer Institute grant was recently awarded to KUSM-W to allow residents at the KU Internal Medicine Clinic and the Wesley Family Medicine Clinic to take part in a point-of-care nutrition and cancer education program. “We need answers now, and this grant will help put nutrition information in the hands of people in their fight against this disease,” said Jon Schrage, professor and chair of internal medicine and principal investigator of the grant.

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