Faculty members family and community medicine at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita contributed the following chapters to the 2011 edition of annual reference book “Conn’s Current Therapy.” “Otitis Externa” by Sheryl Beard and Jennifer Wipperman; “The Red Eye” by John Dorsch; “Gaseousness and Dyspepsia” by Scott Owings; “Genital Ulcer Disease: Granuloma Inguinale and Lymphogranuloma” by Todd Stephens; and “Pharyngitis” by Ruth Weber.

Barbara Barnett, associate professor of journalism, coordinated research for a report by the International Women's Media Foundation. The report focused on gender equity in newsrooms around the world. It found that women hold only 27 of the top management jobs in news organizations and 36 of the reporting jobs. Barnett coordinated research for the North American region.

“Osteoporosis in Men” by Gretchen Dickson, assistant professor of family and community medicine, KUSM-W, was published in the March 2011 issue of the Journal of Men’s Health.

Two articles by Research and Training Center on Independent Living researchers appear in the April 2011 issue of Disability and Health Journal.

“Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States” by Amanda Reichard, research director; Hayley Stolzle, graduate research assistant; and Michael H. Fox, former staff member was published. “Secondary analysis of a scoping review of health promotion interventions for persons with disabilities: Do health promotion interventions for people with mobility impairments address secondary condition reduction and increased community participation?” was authored by Glen White, professor of applied behavioral science and center director; Chiaki Gonda, graduate research assistant; and colleagues Jana Peterson and Charles Drum.

John Dorsch, associate professor of family and community medicine, KUSM-W, received a $5,000 grant from the KU Medical Center Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund for his submission “Use of Video Equipment to Teach Ophthalmoscopy and Otoscopy to Medical Students.”

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