Alumni Awards announced, Women's History Month, and new leadership in Salina

KUMC Alumni Highlights

March 2019
Just in time for award season, the KUMC Alumni Association has announced its 2019 honorees! Take a look at the full list of Distinguished, Honorary, and Early Career Achievement award recipients from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions.
Save! The! Date! Alumni Reunion Weekend is coming up October 4-5, 2019. Classes are celebrating 5-year reunions, 60-year reunions, and everything in between. The Alumni Weekend website will be updated regularly with more details. Mark your calendar now. You don't want to miss out on the fun!

Campus News & Updates

Thanks to our partners at the KU Alumni Association, KUMC alumni and students now have access to an incredible worldwide network of fellow Jayhawks. Sign up at to share your expertise, view job listings, or simply make connections.
Robert P. Moser, MD'85, has been appointed dean of KU School of Medicine-Salina. Dr. Moser will take the lead when the school's founding dean, William Cathcart-Rake, MD'74, retires later this spring. Read more.
The fourth dean of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita passed away January 30, 2019. Joseph Meek, MD'57, will be remembered for his passion for medicine and the countless lives he touched as a physician, educator, leader, and mentor. Read more.

From the KUMC Archives

On June 6, 1906, Mildred Curtis and Melvia Fairetta Avery became the first women to graduate from KU School of Medicine. #WomensHistoryMonth
Hearing & Speech pioneer June Miller laid the groundwork for KU's Audiology and Speech-Language-Pathology programs. Her legacy lives on through the scholarship funds she established.
As KU School of Nursing's first superintendent, principal and lecturer, Pearl Laptad helped lead and develop the school in its most formative years. #WomensHistoryMonth
To see more gems from the KUMC Archives, be sure to follow us on Instagram! February's #TBT posts featured #BlackHistoryMonth, and there are many more photos to come.

Alumni Spotlight

Karen Schell, RC'92, was installed as president of the American Association for Respiratory Care. Her two-year term began Dec. 4.
Paul Camarata, MD'86, has been elected a director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. His six-year term begins this July.
Jean Giddens, N'81, was elected to serve a two-year term as Board member at-large for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Read more.
Moves, promotions, children, retirement? We want to hear about it! Share your accomplishments and life events in class notes. View Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing class notes. 

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