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Frontiers logo News Jan 24, 2023 Frontiers Has an Associate Director Opening JUNTOS event Partner News  ·  In the Community Jan 19, 2023 JUNTOS Vaccination Event Image of Jephte Akakpo TL1 Trainee  ·  News Jan 17, 2023 Spotlight on TL1 Trainee Jephte Akakpo, Ph.D. Image of Robert White News Jan 05, 2023 Spotlight on Robert White, Ph.D., MS – Dean of the College of Biosciences at Kansas City University (KCU) Image of Olivia Veatch Funded Projects  ·  News Jan 05, 2023 Spotlight on Olivia Veatch, Ph.D., MS Image of Jen Bacani News  ·  In the Community Jan 04, 2023 Community Partner Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Bacani McKenney No Photo Available Events  ·  In the Community Dec 21, 2022 JUNTOS December Community Events Frontiers logo with all partners Funded Projects  ·  News Dec 19, 2022 Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute gives six Pilot Awards Image from JUNTOS vaccination event In the Community Dec 15, 2022 JUNTOS Community Events Image of Andrea Bradley Ewing News  ·  In the Community  ·  Partner News Dec 09, 2022 Spotlight on Andrea Bradley Ewing, MPA, MA; Community Engaged Research, Health Services and Outcomes Research; Children’s Mercy Kansas City Image of Anna Wallisch KL2 Scholar  ·  News Dec 08, 2022 Spotlight on KL2 Scholar Anna Wallisch, Ph.D. Image of Crawford and Ramirez News  ·  In the Community Dec 06, 2022 Community Partner Broderick Crawford Passes Away Image of Mock Study panel Events  ·  News  ·  Services Dec 05, 2022 First Frontiers Mock Study Section Photo of Rebecca Lepping Funded Projects  ·  News Dec 01, 2022 Spotlight on Rebecca Lepping, Ph.D. No Photo Available News Nov 28, 2022 Frontiers New Tagline Image of Stephani Stancil KL2 Scholar  ·  Funded Projects  ·  News Nov 08, 2022 Spotlight on KL2 Scholar Stephani Stancil, Ph.D., APRN Image of Elly Leavens TL1 Trainee  ·  Funded Projects  ·  News Nov 08, 2022 Spotlight on TL1 Post-Doctoral Trainee Elly Leavens, Ph.D. Image of Erin Nichols News Nov 04, 2022 Focus on Research Informatics with Erin Nichols, Director of Research Informatics -University of Kansas Health System Frontiers logo News Nov 03, 2022 Call for Abstracts and Case Reports JUNTOS logo News  ·  In the Community Nov 01, 2022 Spotlight on JUNTOS – Center for Advancing Latino Health Image of Romina Barral KL2 Scholar  ·  Funded Projects Oct 14, 2022 Meet KL2 Scholar Romina Barral, M.D. Image of Amanda Emerson KL2 Scholar  ·  Funded Projects Oct 10, 2022 Meet KL2 Scholar Amanda Emerson Partner Institution representatives Events  ·  News Sep 28, 2022 Frontiers Celebrates Award Renewal Frontiers logo News Sep 21, 2022 University of Kansas Medical Center announces nearly $27 million NIH grant to accelerate clinical and translational research in the region Image of Ton Mieras News  ·  In the Community Sep 09, 2022 Spotlight on Communities Organizing to Promote Equity (COPE)- Ton Miras Neira Image of Jennifer Villwock KL2 Scholar  ·  Funded Projects Aug 12, 2022 Spotlight on KL2 program recipient, Jennifer Villwock, M.D. Image of two researchers News Aug 04, 2022 Kansas IDeA Network Provides Another Round of Funding Image of Heather Minchew Funded Projects Jul 13, 2022 Spotlight on Heather Minchew Image of Scott Weir Jul 11, 2022 Fosociclopirox AUA Thought Leadership Series Female researcher News Jun 14, 2022 Women Making a Difference in Research Image of Bertha De Los Santos TL1 Trainee Jun 14, 2022 Spotlight on Bertha De Los Santos, KU PharmD Student Frontiers logo Apr 28, 2022 Frontiers Patient-Community Patient Partner Hakima Payne Receives DeVerne Lee Calloway Award Frontiers logo Funded Projects Apr 28, 2022 Trainees at ACTS conference Image of Laura Mussulman Oct 29, 2021 Laura Mussulman, MA, MPH, Named Director of Clinical and Translational Science Unit Fairway Frontiers logo Sep 17, 2021 Researchers at 3 CTSA Institutions Collaborate to Develop a Research Network Supporting Translational Science Across the Criminal Justice Continuum
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Feb 02 12:00 PM • Zoom How did we get here? A history of health inequities in the United States (part 6 of 6) The root cause of health inequity in the United States is structural racism. Stark inequities in morbidity and mortality among minoritized populations have persisted for generations. This series will contextualize the historical and systemic nature of racism in America and how systemic racism impacts our health. As a concept that first emerged with European colonial expansion in the 16th century, race is woven into the fabric of American consciousness. It is insufficient and harmful to view racism as an isolated event; doing so invalidates the experiences of those afflicted by racism while perpetuating the structures and systems that uphold racism. We are reimagining our conversations on racism and embarking on a journey—beginning with the moment of our country's inception through the country's current state. The first stop on our journey will unpack the direct link from Slavery to Mass Incarceration, highlighting the structural forces of racism—including the intersection among various demarginalized groups and the concept of Race Throughout the Americas. Our journey will then showcase the concepts behind the immoral and pseudoscientific theory of the Eugenics Movement, Genetic Determinism and Understanding the American Desire to Attribute Health Inequities to Genetics, along with the impact of Discrimination, Stress, and Allostatic Load and Understanding the Health Impacts of the Lived Experience of Racism to thriving while Black—A History of Black Businesses and a Life as an African American student at the University of Kansas. Our journey will unpack historical events through the current state to understand the history of health inequities. Feb 02 12:00 PM • Zoom Outcomes from NASEM's Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM Organizations Report This seminar will feature leaders from the NASEM’s interdisciplinary committee discussing the report’s findings. Feb 16 08:00 AM • KUMC's Clendening Auditorium Robinson Room 2004, and Virtual Toward trustworthy research: Building respectful relationships and addressing inequities throughout clinical research with Stephanie Kraft, JD Stephanie Kraft, JD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of Research for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She is a lawyer, bioethicist, and mixed-methods social science researcher with a scholarly focus on improving patients’ and participants’ experiences with clinical and translational research and the equitable clinical implementation of emerging technologies. Professor Kraft’s current research projects, funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, aim to promote respectful and equitable research recruitment and to integrate community values into the development of artificial intelligence-enabled mobile health tools.
Feb 23 08:00 AM • Children's Mercy Research Institute Auditorium and livestream Racial Equity in Healthcare Children’s Mercy will be co-hosting a Grand Rounds presentation by Dr. Uche Blackstock. Dr. Blackstock is  a champion for women in medicine and someone who has been a leading voice for describing the experiences of Black women and other women of color in medicine and the academic environment. Please see her bio attached and the Grand Rounds announcement. Dr. Blackstock’s visit is being supported by Children’s Mercy, UMKCSOM, and KUMC. Feb 23 12:00 PM • Zoom Research and Discovery Grand Rounds: Implementing Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Care: The Final Frontier Speaker: John Spertus, M.D., MPH Summary: Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) are powerful tools for understanding patients’ perspectives of their disease. While they been increasingly used into clinical trials and observational research, their potential to improve routine clinical and disease management is just developing. Join Dr. John Spertus, cardiologist and the Lauer/Missouri Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he serves as Clinical Director of Outcomes Research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute (MAHI), who has pioneered the development and use of PROs in cardiology. He will discuss their potential in clinical practice and quality assessment to improve the patient-centeredness and value of healthcare. No registration is required.  Mar 16 10:00 AM • via Zoom Frontiers Roadshow Want to learn about Frontiers? Join us as mPIs Mario Castro, M.D., MPH, and Steve Leeder, PharmD, Ph.D., walk attendees through Frontiers resources, services and funding opportunities.  Register today!
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