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JCERT’s support is critical in helping us provide relevant programming for our students to advance in their careers and in building a talent pipeline for local employers.

JCERT’s support is critical in helping provide relevant programming for students to advance in their careers and build a talent pipeline for local employers.

The KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) revealed a nearly 31% enrollment increase in graduate programs supported by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) from spring 2020 to spring 2021. 

Jack Treml, who combines his love for science and teaching to lead the biotech program the KU Edwards Campus

Jack Treml, who combines his love for science and teaching to lead the biotech program the KU Edwards Campus.

Since the JCERT-supported biotechnology undergraduate program started in 2016, leaders at the KU Edwards Campus have built strong relationships with students, educators and employers. 

NCI map

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in the region.

Team members at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are busy preparing their application for National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation renewal, a prestigious distinction held by only 70 other cancer centers in the United States.

By Stuart Day, Dean, KU Edwards Campus and KU School of Professional Studies

By Stuart Day, Dean, KU Edwards Campus and KU School of Professional Studies

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates many realities our society was already facing. Not the least of these are access to education, financial stress, disparities in technological capabilities, racial injustice and the unique needs of nontraditional students.

JCERT graduate program enrollment growth at KUEC

Year-over-year enrollment figures for JCERT-supported programs demonstrate the area’s demand for an educated, skilled workforce.

The latest KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) enrollment news reveals an 18.5% year-over-year increase in graduate degree and certificate programs supported by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT). 

Elly Richardson presents his honors program research to KU Edwards Campus staff. His JCERT scholarship enabled him to support his heavy credit load in the information technology program.

Despite their storied rivalry, when it comes to educating the area’s workforce, Kansas State University-Olathe and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) are on the same team. 

Teri Banman, RN

Teri Banman, RN, oversees the Nurse Navigator Program at the KU Cancer Center, which pairs trained oncology nurses with patients to help guide them and their families through their cancer journeys.

When confronting cancer, it can be overwhelming to consider treatment options and discover clinical trial opportunities. That’s where a KU Cancer Center nurse navigator can help. 

Branda new lab coat crop

Joaquina Baranda, M.D., leads the KU Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trial program, which is the first step in taking new therapies from the research lab to the patient

Decades of basic (or bench) science has built the foundational knowledge needed to make advancements in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, including cancer. That preclinical research has led to early-phase clinical trials and today’s leading-edge cancer treatments at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.                                                                     

STEM summer camp

The K-12 outreach programs at K-State Olathe include STEM summer camps for area middle school students.  

Recently, 100 Johnson County middle school students participated in a K-State Olathe virtual summer camp designed to teach them advanced scientific concepts and introduce STEM-related careers.

Two new undergraduate, online certificates in public and population health and nutrition are open for fall 2020 registration at the KU Edwards Campus.

During an unprecedented time in the state, nation and world, the University of Kansas and the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) have recently launched two new programs designed to meet critical needs of the Kansas City-area workforce and community.

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