2012

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

Visiting scholar Kwancheol Koh and graduate student Alice Zhang joined the staff of the RTC/IL in the fall of 2012.


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

Our Living Well with a Disability is a winner in the Voices of Health Equity Contest sponsored by the Center for Health Equity at Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Read more.


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

Megan O'Brien and Amalia Monroe-Gulick have joined the RTC/IL as part-time staff members. Both are working on the new RTC on Community Living.


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.


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