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On the KU Cancer Center’s recent Facebook Live series, Dr. Tara Lin and
Mary Birch talked about JCERT’s 10-year history and its contribution to
improving cancer research through clinical trials.

Some 15 years ago, two friends playing tennis had an idea that eventually would lead to one of the most unique cancer clinical trial facilities in the country – right in Johnson County.

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Konstantinos Batziakas earned his K-State Olathe doctorate degree in horticulture
and natural resources thanks to JCERT scholarships, and now he’s using his
education to help improve the area’s food systems.
 

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Olga Khakova leveraged her Master's degree to land a job with an international
think tank and public policy group, The Atlantic Council. 

Whether she was looking for ways the United States and European Union could collaborate on energy security or helping to expand opportunities for Kansas businesses to access clean energy sources, KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) graduate Olga Khakova began using her Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Assessment degree before she even received her diploma last May.

IIT Team

Dedicated clinical trials teams are key to groundbreaking research at the KU Cancer Center.

Students in the 2018 Fun with Food Science camp cook fresh vegetables and chicken
from Kansas City River Market as they prepare to feed their family and friends. 

This summer, Kansas State University’s Olathe campus is offering a week-long Fun with Food Science day camp for area junior scientists and foodies.

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Ruskin High School students explore STEM-related careers with faculty from the KU Edwards Campus. 

In the next three years, STEM careers are expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations. Unfortunately, not enough students are pursuing STEM-based college degrees to fill the growing demand. Biotechnology faculty at the KU Edwards Campus are bridging that gap through outreach programs involving Kansas City-area high school students.

By Anup Kasi, M.D., The University of Kansas Cancer Center

By Anup Kasi, M.D., The University of Kansas Cancer Center

As an oncologist at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, I am in the clinic every day treating individuals with cancer. It is challenging, rewarding work. I am also a scientist.

By Dr. Ralph Richardson, dean and CEO, Kansas State University’s Olathe campus

As many of you know, it was with mixed emotions when I announced earlier this year that I would retire as dean and CEO of Kansas State University's Olathe campus. My 49-year career has revolved around veterinary medicine and the life sciences. In that time, I've seen the fields blossom and become pillars of strength for Greater Kansas City. 

Spring 2016 was one to remember for Andrew Walter, a recent graduate of the master’s in applied statistics and analytics program at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC). In January, he began his graduate school journey and come spring break, he and his wife found out they were expecting a new addition to the family.

A cancer diagnosis was never part of Nedra’s plan. But then again, the Kansas City artist, educator and community activist is pretty good at improvising.

When she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer – a less common and more aggressive form of breast cancer – her reaction of a simple “OK” left her physician speechless.  

“I was uniquely calm. These twists and turns, they are all part of the journey,” Nedra said. “I could have cried and screamed and thrown myself on the floor, but it would not have changed anything, and I would have been behind in my planning.”

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