DOCTOR DECLINE: H. David Wilson, dean of the School of Medicine-Wichita, was quoted in an article in the Tennesseean about the possibility of a national doctor shortage. Wilson is overseeing an expansion of the Wichita campus and says several other similar projects will help in the long run. “There are probably six brand-new medical schools starting (in the country) and another half-dozen on the docket, if you will,” Wilson said. “There’s going to be a fair number of new doctors produced within a short amount of time.” But that short amount of time is at least seven years, the article states.

WHAT TO DO TO STAY IN THE AAU: Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little was quoted in an article in Inside Higher Ed about the American Association of University’s ouster of two members. When the University of Nebraska was dismissed and Syracuse University decided to leave, it prompted many other institutions to question the security of their own membership. “For all of the universities in AAU that are not at the very top, it raises the question of what will eventually be their vulnerability,” Gray-Little said.

NEUTRALIZING FLU: John Karanicolas, assistant professor of molecular biosciences, was quoted in an article in about a study showing two newly engineered proteins that are able to bind to a crucial flu protein. “This study is remarkable," Karanicolas said. "This is a method which in the long run may absolutely be a useful complement to antibody technology both for diagnostics and therapeutics.”

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