KU MEDICAL CENTER: Urology Times, a leading medical magazine and the most widely circulated publication among urologists nationwide, has named the prostate cancer program at the KU Cancer Center one of 13 “Clinical Centers of Excellence” in the country. It is the only prostate cancer center in Kansas or the Kansas City metropolitan area to receive the honor.
The magazine says the rankings were based on many factors, including comments from key opinion leaders and a survey of Urology Times readers. Centers were also judged on patient outcomes, quality improvement initiatives, patient satisfaction, research and referrals. The magazine said the ranking “is designed to provide physicians with a valuable tool when considering where to refer challenging cases.”
KU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA: Thomas Moore, clinical professor of internal medicine, has been appointed to serve a one-year term as chairman of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee by the Food and Drug Administration.
EDWARDS CAMPUS: The Pathways Partnership program, which unites the Edwards Campus, Kansas City Kansas Community College and the Kansas City Kansas School District, will host a reunion dinner April 21 for the 200 area students who have participated in Pathways leadership academy camps. This fall, the first Pathways graduates will head off to college. Some plan to attend KU, and others will start at KCKCC. The Pathways program began in 2004 to help convince Kansas City, Kan., students that college is an affordable and accessible option to them — from associate degree completion at KCKCC to bachelor’s degree completion at the Edwards Campus. Students also had the opportunity to learn more about undergraduate programs at the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center.