Vol. 1, 2019: Life Sciences Business News & New Hires

Vol. 1, 2019: Life Sciences Business News & New Hires

Rhonda Hellums

The Leawood-based pet therapeutics company named Rhonda Hellums is its new CFO. She previously had served as Vice President of finance. More information »

Craig Tooman

The Leawood-based pet therapeutics company named Craig Tooman is its new CEO. More information »

BioKansas Seeking President/CEO

BioKansas is looking to fill the role of President/CEO. The mission of BioKansas is to be the voice of biosciences in the state of Kansas. Apply Now »

Dennis Ridenour

BioNexus KC selected Dennis Ridenour as its new President and CEO. More information »

Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions Partner on Emergency Veterinary Diagnostics Development

Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions announced that they have entered into a research collaboration focused on the development of a rapid African swine fever (ASF) diagnostic test. More information »

Mehdi Shahidi

Boehringer Ingelheim selected Dr. Mehdi Shahidi as Corporate Senior Vice President Medicine and Chief Medical Officer. More information »

Cerner to Streamline Electronic Health Record at Alabama Health System

Cerner is expanding further into the Alabama rural health care market through a new collaboration with the Escambia County Healthcare Authority. More information »

Children’s Mercy East has Growth Plans

Children’s Mercy is planning renovation to expand the capacity of its Independence facility. More information »

Sharma Named President of International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus 

Prateek Sharma, MD, gastroenterologist and member of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, has been named President of The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. More information »

Atkinson Selected to be KU’s Next Vice Chancellor for Research

Simon Atkinson, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis’ Vice Chancellor for Research, will lead the University of Kansas Office of Research as the new Vice Chancellor for Research. The appointment is contingent upon Atkinson being awarded tenure at KU. It is anticipated he will begin his responsibilities in July 2019. More information »

National Academy of Inventors Names Sun a Fellow for her Innovations, Achievement 

The National Academy of Inventors is honoring Xiuzhi “Susan” Sun, university distinguished professor of grain science and industry and ancillary faculty of biological and agricultural engineering at Kansas State University, for her prolific spirit of innovation and the impact of her work. More information »

Heather Woods

Heather Woods joins Kansas State University’s horticulture and natural resources department as the program coordinator for the urban food systems program offered at the university’s Olathe campus. More information »

Jeanette Thurston

Jeanette Thurston has been selected to lead Kansas State University’s Food Science Institute, beginning June 17. More information »

MRIGlobal Deepens Work with in Vitro Diagnostics and Research

MRIGlobal will hire 45 to 50 employees for a new In-Vitro Diagnostics Center of Excellence at its headquarters in Kansas City, where it employs 350 people.  More information »

American Well, Netsmart Partner on Telehealth Solution to Address Opioid Crisis

Netsmart — a developer of behavioral health, human services and post-acute care technologies — is adding American Well’s telehealth solution into its EHR platform. Through the new partnership, specialists can now conduct remote addiction therapy visits with individuals in real time. More information »

Leawood Tech Firm Grows Along with Health Care’s Need for Data

TeraCrunch has found its niche in a place founder Tapan Bhatt hadn’t initially expected: health care. More information »