Vol. 3, 2019: Life Sciences News and New Hires

Vol. 3, 2019: Life Sciences News and New Hires

Burns & McDonnell Continues Expansion of Life Sciences Capabilities Nationwide

International engineering, construction and architecture firm Burns & McDonnell recently announced it is redoubling its support of the life sciences industry. More information »


Caravan Health Announces Key Executive Leadership Changes

Caravan Health, the national leader in population health management, announced that Tim Gronniger has been named Chief Executive Officer and founding CEO Lynn Barr will take on the newly created role of Executive Chairwoman. More information »


Cerner and ResMed Join Forces to Connect Health Networks and the Home

Cerner Corporation and ResMed, a world-leading digital health company,  announced a new collaboration agreement to help providers make more informed treatment decisions, control costs and deliver seamless care across health systems to the home. More information »


FitBark and Elanco Team up to Promote Pet Health and Well-Being

 Elanco makes an ideal partner for FitBark to foster healthier pets, healthier humans and a healthier environment. More information »


KC Nexus Fund Wants to Help Move Life Sciences Ideas from Lab to Market

BioNexus KC has announced the creation of a seed capital fund focused on guiding early-stage life science entrepreneurs as they take new technology to market. More information »


Dr. Alfonso Clavijo Named Director of USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

Dr. Alfonso Clavijo has been appointed as Director of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, a state-of-the-art U.S. Department of Agriculture  research and diagnostic facility designed to protect the nation’s agricultural systems and stakeholders against the threat and potential impact of serious animal diseases. More information »


Barbara Bichelmeyer Named Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of KU

Barbara Bichelmeyer has been named the next provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. More information »


KU Health Doctor Invents CardioBra to Solve Stress Test Challenges for Women

Dr. Ashley Simmons had heard multiple female patients complain about the stress test, because they felt uncomfortable without a bra. So she started working on a solution. More information »


KU Cancer Center-Invented Drug Could Eliminate Need for Bladder Removal

CicloMed LLC has expanded a clinical trial for an anti-cancer drug that could potentially transform the treatment of bladder cancer. Researchers at the University of Kansas Cancer Center and its Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation first discovered the treatment several years ago. More information »


Jerrihlyn McGee Named Chancellor for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at the University of Kansas Medical Center

In this newly created role, McGee will serve as the Chief Diversity Officer and will lead and coordinate diversity-related initiatives for all three schools (health professions, medicine and nursing) and on all three campuses of the KU Medical Center (Kansas City, Salina and Wichita). More information »


Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, Named Chair of Radiation Oncology

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, has been named the Brandmeyer Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, clinical service chief at The University of Kansas Health System and associate director for Health Equity at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. More information »


K-State To Help With Massive Research Data Hub On Everything From Marijuana To Education

Two professors at Kansas State University, Nathaniel Birkhead and Audrey Joslin, have begun construction on that online, open-source data hub. More information »