Research Partners Present at APHA Conference
At the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference in October 2012, RTC/CL researchers Amanda Reichard and Tom Seekins were panelists in the Disability Chair’s Forum titled
“Disentangling Disability and Chronic Conditions,” which Chair Charles Drum organized.
Reichard made two poster presentations at the APHA conference: “Multiple Chronic Conditions and Health Disparities among People with Disabilities Compared to People without Disabilities” and “Weight Loss Intervention for Adults with Physical Disabilities.”
Center Associate Presents International Research
Kyung Mee made a presentation on research she has conducted with RTC/IL staff at the Asian Pacific Network on Independent Living meeting in Incheon, South Korea. Read more.
Glen White Presents at NCIL and APRIL Conferences
Our Center director made a presentation on his research at the annual conferences of two national disability organizations. Read more.
Center Welcomes International Staff
Dot Nary Discusses Access to Nature
Dot Nary talks about access to nature for people with mobility impairments in the Lawrence, KS, newspaper. Read the story.
Amanda Reichard Presents Medicaid Research
Amanda Reichard presented a poster at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) conference in June, titled “What We Can Learn about Individuals with IDD from Medicaid Claims Data.”
Leslie Schmille Presents Accommodations Research
Leslie Schmille presented a poster at the annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) in July. The poster was titled "The Accommodations Model: A new tool for empowering students to request reasonable accommodations."
Nursing Course Focuses on Disability
Amanda Reichard, Dot Nary and Cat Howland contributed modules to an online School of Nursing graduate-level course at the University of Kansas Medical Center which debuted this spring. Read more.
Students Film ADA Tutorials
As part of our ADA Accommodations research project, several student participants have contributed to building the curriculum. Read more.
Disability Healthcare Course Recognized
Our collaboration with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been recognized as a CDC Grantee Success Story (click on Kansas on the map).
The story features the online course for healthcare providers that Amanda Reichard, PhD, and Jamie Simpson, MS, co-developed.
Center Sponsors ABS Graduate Student Poster Session
The RTC/IL once again worked with the Applied Behavioral Science (ABS) Graduate Student Organization at KU to host a poster session. Read more.
Living Well Program Wins Health Equity Contest
Dot Nary Presents Health Information
Dot Nary discussed ways to prevent pressure ulcers with a Lawrence peer support group. Read more.
Center Alumna Joins KU as Director of Accessibility
Congratulations to Jamie Lloyd Simpson, a former RTC graduate assistant, on becoming KU's first Director of Accessibility and ADA Education. Read more.
White Trains Rehab Professionals in Peru
Glen White, PhD, is teaching medical rehabilitation professionals in Peru how to better care for people with spinal cord injury. Read more.
Hodgesmith Honored by Women Attorneys
Martha Hodgesmith, JD, has received the 2012 Chief Justice Kay McFarland Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka. Read more.
New Staff Join RTC
Delta Air Lines Executive Visits RTC
David Martin, Delta’s Program Manager for Disability in the DOT (Department of Transportation) Compliance Group, visited the RTC/IL in January and also made a presentation to KU students on “Air Transportation and Passengers with Disabilities.” Read more.
RTC Research Featured in Chancellor's Video
We're honored that two RTC researchers are included in KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little's "State of the University 2012" video. Watch the video to hear about the work of Amanda Reichard and Muriel Saunders.
Reichard and Colleagues Publish Diabetes Research
Amanda Reichard is lead author for "Quality of diabetes care for adults with physical disabilities in Kansas," which was published in Disability and Health Journal (Vol 5, No. 1, January 2012). Co-authors are Hayley Stolzle, Ana Carolina Sella, and Theresa I. Shireman. Read the abstract and full text online or download the PDF.