2011

CDC Recognizes Kansas for Emergency Preparation Work

In its weekly "Have You Heard?" the CDC recognized our partnership with the Kansas Disability and Health Program for influencing changes in state policy for establishing and operating emergency medical shelters to better support people with disabilities.

Dot Nary Wins Switzer Fellowship

Congratulations to Dot Nary, PhD, RTC research associate, on winning the Switzer Fellowship from NIDRR to study visitability for wheelchair users. Read more.

New Center on Community Living Receives $4.5M in Funding

The RTC/IL has received a five-year, $4.25 million grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to help people with disabilities live in and participate more fully in their communities. Read more.

Emergency Preparedness Train-the-Trainer Course Offered

"Planning for Disaster-Related Risk and Functional Needs of People with Disabilities: Train-The-Trainer" is now available online through the TRAIN education system.Read more.

Amanda Reichard's Research on Preventive Care Featured by KU

The Center's research director has found that preventive screenings and care for people with disabilities could benefit Medicaid as well as the individuals themselves. Read the story, listen to an interview, watch our video, and see our fact sheets to learn more. The story has been picked up by Kaiser Health News, Topeka Capital Journal, Lawrence Journal World, Kansas Health Institute, and other news outlets.

Hurricane Katrina Research Wins Award

RTC/IL Director Glen White accepted an award on March 25 for the paper "The Psychosocial Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Persons with Disabilities and Independent Living Center Staff Living on the American Gulf Coast." Read more.

Scholars from South Korea Visit RTC/IL

Two researchers have come to KU's RTC/IL in 2011 to learn more about independent living in the U.S. Kyung Mee Kim is an International Visiting Scholar for the Spring and Fall 2011 semesters. Read more.

Heekyoung Chong, a doctoral student, spent 10 days in Lawrence to gather information for her research about the Korean disability movement.

Living Well with a Disability Participants Share Their Tales

Living Well participants Dianne Bradley and Veronica Thigpen shared their experiences with visiting staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on March 2.

Online Training Offered for Healthcare Providers "Healthcare Access for Persons with Disabilities"

This free online course for healthcare professionals is designed to provide a better understanding of health, wellness and care issues for people with physical and sensory disabilities.Read more.

Glen White Named a "Man of Merit"

Congratulations to RTC Director Glen W. White on being named a "Man of Merit" by the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center at the University of Kansas.


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