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Tara Lin, MD, aims to reach more patients through expanded trials at The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Tara Lin

Tara Lin, MD, who recently became medical director for the Clinical Trials Office at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, is on a mission.

She has committed to making the best possible care available for everyone in the region. Citing the challenges of serving diverse populations – especially in Kansas, with its urban, suburban and rural populations – her aim is to coordinate with doctors from all over the state to make care more accessible.

KU Edwards Campus Helps Women Engineers Advance Their Knowledge

The Kansas City business community has a strong reputation for entrepreneurship, technical skills and business acumen. KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) courses are tailored to help area professionals succeed in the local marketplace. This not only requires specialized, technical training, but also calls for the soft skills necessary to foster a healthy, productive workplace.

Graduate Earns IT Degree, Forges Direct Path to Career Advancement

Nearly eight years ago, Tyler O’Neal was working for a small, family-owned construction business when the recession hit. Always interested in computers, he decided to pursue a new career in technology.

In 2010, he started at Garmin International Inc. as a product support specialist. Not long after, he realized the power of education in climbing the ladder and earned his associate degree in IT with an emphasis in information systems technology from Johnson County Community College (JCCC). This led to his advancement to his current role as software engineer tool support developer.

K-State Olathe Using K-12 Outreach as a Pipeline for Future Industry Talent, Workforce Development

The Mid-America Regional Council reports that the number of 25- to 34-year-olds with bachelor's degrees in either science, technology, engineering or mathematics — the STEM fields — has grown by 20 percent in Kansas City since 2000. Nevertheless, the region still trails Oklahoma City, Denver, St. Louis and other peers in having a robust STEM workforce.

Meeting KC’s growing demand for STEM professionals

By Dr. Janice Barrow, associate dean for academic affairs and executive education
K-State Olathe

Greater Kansas City needs more highly educated and STEM-qualified workers in order for the region to stay competitive and meet current and future workforce demand, according to findings of a 2014 report by the Brookings Institute. Additional reports from the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and KC Rising reinforce those findings and note that similar-sized cities are outperforming our region in having a pipeline of STEM-educated talent.

Man’s Best Friend Helping in the Dogfight Against Cancer

Man’s best friend may be turning the tables on the way doctors treat some cancers in humans. Ongoing research at the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center using injectable targeted chemotherapy is showing great promise in the treatment of a variety of cancers in dogs and could lead to testing in humans. The JCERT tax supports this research.

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