Volume 5 • Fall 2000 • Number 1
MPH program ranks among top five nationally
T he Master of Public Health
Kansas degree program, offered
collaboratively by the University of
by the Council on Education for Public
Craig Molgaard, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
Kansas Medical Center and the KU professor and vice chair, Preventive
School of Medicine-Wichita, in asso- Medicine, and director of MPH
ciation with Wichita State University, Kansas, says that the ranking is not
was recently ranked fifth in the nation only a source of pride for the medical gram directors and chairs of Preventive
in a study conducted by U.S. News school but a validation by peers. Medicine Departments.
and World Report magazine. Thirty- "The ranking gives credibility to "Your peers rank you and that
two schools were ranked in the the program," said Molgaard. "Out of lets you know that your program is
study, which was featured in the pub- the 31 other programs, half of those doing a good job," said Molgaard.
lication's annual guide to the best programs were housed at medical The MPH Kansas program focus-
graduate schools. schools. Our medical school was in es on diseases that are prevalent in
The program, involving the KU the top half of those programs as well the state of Kansas. It involves epi-
School of Medicine campuses at as the top echelon of all the schools demiology, quantitative analysis of a
Wichita and Kansas City, and WSU surveyed." total population, rates of disease and
College of Health Professions, began Molgaard said that the ranking is disease prevention. Students may
in 1994, replacing individual communi- academically prestigious and competi- enroll through any of the participating
ty-health programs at both universities. tive. Positions were determined by a campuses. The 36-unit program
The program was accredited in 1998 survey distributed nationally to all pro- granted its 100th degree this fall.
MPH Kansas sponsors public health leadership institute
M PH Kansas is collaborating with
the Kansas Department of
Health and Environment (KDHE)
formed Kansas Public Health Leader-
ship Institute (KPHLI). The Institute,
made possible through a cooperative
"Because there is such a press-
ing need for skills training in the pub-
lic health workforce in this state, and
Office of Local and Rural Health to grant from the Centers for Disease many of the people lack a bachelor’s
bring several exciting educational Control (CDC) and Association of degree, we are using the mechanism
opportunities through the newly Teachers of Preventive Medicine of the institute to bring people to
(ATPM), has been formed in response training and then give them a certifi-
Inside this edition to an identified need for public health cate from the institute," Orr said.
workforce development in Kansas. "This institute will be a key factor
Message from the director...... page 2
Craig Molgaard, Ph.D., M.P.H., in improving the public health infra-
Ahluwalia leads research ...... page 3 professor and vice chair, Preventive structure and increasing capacity for
Medicine, KU School of Medicine- core public health functions through
Dismuke continues to Wichita, and Shirley Orr, M.H.S., effective leadership in the state of
serve Kansans........................ page 4 A.R.N.P., C.N.A.A., public health Kansas."
nurse specialist, KDHE, and Since 1991, approximately 45
MPH Graduation..................... page 5
president of the Kansas Public states have implemented a Public
Upcoming events.................... page 7 Health Association (KPHA), are the Health Leadership Institute (PHLI).
two visionaries behind the project. See Institute, page 4
Message from the director. . . .
W elcome to another new and
exciting academic year! After
you read about our accomplishments
and World Report's list of Best
Graduate School programs in com-
munity health. Many thanks to our
as a program in the past year and talented faculty and staff for all of
our vision for the future, I think you'll their hard work and dedication which
agree why there is reason to be led to this significant achievement.
excited about being a part of MPH On behalf of MPH Kansas, I also
Kansas. want to say farewell to Dr. Dennis
First of all, I want to give a spe- Wallace who has left the Kansas City
cial welcome to our new students Department of Preventive Medicine.
and faculty members and a sincere Also, good luck to Dr. Grace Holmes
congratulations to our recent gradu- who is now an emeritus professor,
ates. Most of our new graduates but will continue teaching in the pro-
entered the program during a time gram via her Web-based class,
period when we were preparing for Craig A. Molgaard
Maternal and Child Health.
our first CEPH accreditation site visit
I'm also very proud to note the we are continuing to increase the
in 1998. Several of those students
increased activity in workforce devel- quality and quantity of teaching,
were involved in the process side by
side with the faculty and should take opment and continuing educational research and service activities by
great pride in knowing they helped opportunities for public health profes- MPH Kansas students and faculty -
pave the foundation for a quality sionals made possible by a partner- this is something for all of us to be
Masters of Public Health educational ship between MPH Kansas and the proud of as we serve our fellow
program. KDHE Office of Local and Rural Kansans in the field of public health.
That quality is evident by our Health through the Kansas Public See you all Oct. 11-12 at the
recent No. 5 ranking by U.S. News Health Leadership Institute. Overall, KPHA conference in Manhattan!
Information about the MPH Kansas degree program
MPH Kansas is a joint degree pro- Admission requirements… and graduate school application, visit
gram involving the University of Kansas Applicants to the MPH program must http://prevmed.kumc.edu/mph or
and Wichita State University. It is meet the general requirements for admis- contact:
designed to meet the needs of working sion to the Graduate School at either the
health care professionals in the state University of Kansas or Wichita State Kansas City (KUMC)
who will complete the degree on a part- University. Admission to MPH Kansas Edie Bryant, 913-588-2720
time basis. requires a baccalaureate degree from an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MPH Kansas joint degree pro- accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0
gram is unique since the degree may be based on the last 60 hours; one official Wichita (KUSM-Wichita)
completed entirely at one of the two copy of all transcripts; a personal state- Becky Gruhn, 316-293-2606
institutions, through credit hours earned ment; three letters of recommendation; e-mail: email@example.com
at both sites. demonstration of one or more years of
MPH Kansas is a 36-credit hour pro- work related to health; submission of an Wichita (WSU)
gram with thesis and practicum options. official report of the Graduate Record Janet Wetta, 316-978-5650
The MPH student must complete 16 core Examination (GRE) or equivalent profes- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
course hours. sional test (GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, DSAT);
Competencies in the five basic public a resume or curriculum vitae; and must The editor of the MPH Kansas
health specialty areas will be provided by complete an MPH application and a grad- Newsletter is Becky Gruhn. The
the core course work in environmental uate school application. newsletter is published by the KU
health sciences, epidemiology, public International applicants are required School of Medicine-Wichita.
health administration, biostatistics and to additionally submit the following: TSE, To submit story ideas or feedback
social and behavioral sciences. TOEFL and TWE scores; official transla- related to the newsletter, please
The student's capstone experience tions and interpretations of any non- contact Gruhn at 316-293-2606,
consists of six credit hours. The thesis English transcripts; and an evaluation of or e-mail email@example.com. This
and practicum project are both designed transcripts for academic compatibility with newsletter and past editions may be
to serve as the demonstration of profi- United States grading systems. accessed on the Web at
ciency in, and the ability to integrate, the How to apply… http://prevmed.kumc.edu/mph.
curriculum. For more information, or to get an MPH
Ahluwalia leads research aimed at smoking cessation
Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., Health Institute, along with the reports for the blood lead study tak-
M.P.H., M.S., Acting Chair of the Kansas Department of Social and ing place during the summer of 2000
Department of Preventive Medicine, Rehabilitation Services, Kansas in Galena, Kansas. They propose to
received a $1.9 million grant from Department of Health and do a second contract for additional
the National Institutes of Health Environment, Kansas State statistical analysis and final report in
(NIH) for a four-year study on smok- University and the Kansas June of 2001.
ing cessation among residents of Foundation for Medical Care.
low-income housing developments in A third of the activities will be Edward Ellerbeck, M.D., M.P.H.,
Kansas City. conducted by KUSM-Wichita, includ- assistant professor and director of
Using a unique design to control ing data collection and focus groups Health of the Public, KUMC, was
for attention effects, the study will in rural and inner city communities awarded a $258,000, four-year grant
compare six-month smoking cessa- throughout Kansas, with an empha- from the American Heart Association.
tion rates between groups that sis on low-income children who
receive a pharmacological and obtain insurance or remain unin- Kimber Richter, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
behavioral smoking intervention sured after program implementation. assistant professor, Preventive
versus groups that receive a dietary The amount of the grant from the Medicine, KUMC, received a grant
intervention. Federal Agency for Health Care from the NIH/NIDA for "Smoking
Participants will be residents of Policy and Research, and several Cessation among Drug Treatment
14 public housing developments other agencies, totaled $1.1 million. Patients." Her award is a five-year,
whose income levels fall below the For more information, contact $683,000 grant.
poverty threshold. The 14 public Fredrickson or Terri Jones, M.P.H.,
housing developments will be ran- M.T., teaching associate, Preventive Welcome new faculty
domly assigned to the smoking ces- Medicine, KUSM-W, at 316-293-2627.
sation or dietary change intervention. James Butler, Dr.P.H., research
The study will not have a "typi- instructor and postdoctoral fellow,
Kari Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
cal" control arm. Instead, the com- Preventive Medicine, KUMC, will be
research assistant professor,
parison group will be provided with responsible for coordinating an NIH
Preventive Medicine, KUMC,
dietary education materials rather funded research study promoting
received a $566,000 grant from the
than a smoking intervention. smoking cessation. He will also be
National Cancer Institute for
This type of research design: a) available to advise and mentor MPH
"Preventing transition to regular
ensures community buy-in, b) allows students.
further data collection on other can- smoking in college students."
cer prevention-related behaviors, John Neuberger, Dr.P.H., Won Sup Choi, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
and c) responds to the residents' dis- M.P.H., associate professor, assistant professor, Preventive
trust of being part of a "drug" study Preventive Medicine, KUMC, Medicine, KUMC, is a researcher in
with a placebo. received a $10,000 grant from tobacco-related disease and the
For more information, contact KDHE. Dr. Neuberger will be doing influence of tobacco advertising on
James Butler, Dr.P.H., project co- preliminary statistical analysis and adolescent smoking.
coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional faculty grants Congratulations to the following faculty from the Department of Preventive Medicine.
Doren Fredrickson, M.D., THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER-KANSAS CITY (KUMC)
Ph.D., associate professor, Delwyn Catley, Ph.D., to research assistant professor.
Preventive Medicine, KUSM-W, has Kathleen Fuller, Ph.D., M.A., to research assistant professor.
received funding from the Kansas Niaman Nazir, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., to research instructor. Dr. Nazir will assist in
Health Institute for a study of teaching in the MPH Program.
Kimber P. Richter, M.P.H., Ph.D., to co-director of the Health of the Public
HealthWave, the Children's Health
clerkship and to a tenure-track faculty appointment. Dr. Richter's new title is
Insurance Program (CHIP) in
Kansas. This is a collaborative ven- THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE -WICHITA (KUSM-W)
ture between the Department of Terri Jones, M.P.H., M.T., to teaching associate.
Preventive Medicine and the Kansas
Dismuke continues to serve Kansans
W hen S. Edwards Dismuke,
M.D., M.S.P.H., professor and
chair, Preventive Medicine, Wichita
organizations throughout the state to
fulfill its mission to improve the health
of all Kansans.
and Kansas City, was honored as the "We think Dr. Dismuke is an excel-
first Kansas Health Foundation lent choice for this distinguished pro-
Distinguished Professor in Public fessorship," said KU School of
Health, he was also given a mandate: Medicine-Wichita Dean Joseph C.
to educate primary care providers in Meek, M.D. "He has the academic
Kansas about population-based credentials and leadership skills to
approaches to health. make this one of the foremost pro-
Dismuke, in the midst of a six- grams in the state of Kansas, and I
month sabbatical that began May 1, think develop a model for the rest of
is working tirelessly to accomplish the nation."
that mission. He's traveled thousands There has been a growing move-
of miles across the state doing indi- ment in medical education to broaden S. Edwards Dismuke
vidual interviews and focus groups to the current focus on the individual changing the health behaviors of indi-
determine the level of interest in patient to a view that encompasses a viduals and groups long before the
population-based approaches to wider social and population perspec- clinical disease develops. We can
health among primary care physi- tive. also do a better job of creating a cul-
cians, and more specifically, potential "The health of the public, or popula- ture and environment in which all peo-
areas that may be of interest to these tion perspective," Dismuke said, "has ple can become healthier."
physicians. been described as one that takes into Before returning as chair of
"I'm spending time with primary care consideration a patient’s social, cultur- Preventive Medicine on Nov. 1,
physicians who have track records of al and economic situation, in addition Dismuke will enjoy a brief and well-
excellence in population approaches to the anatomy and physiology of their earned vacation in Italy.
or leadership and trying to determine physical state. The goal is to integrate Dismuke received his medical
their special insights," Dismuke said. this public health and preventive med- degree from The University of
He will be carrying out focus groups icine approach throughout primary Tennessee and his master's degree in
and surveys, and also trying to part- care education and across all special- public health from the University of
ner with hospitals and third-party pay- ties." North Carolina's School of Public
ers to accomplish his lofty objective. Dismuke explains, "We all under- Health, Chapel Hill. Board certified in
The distinguished professorship stand the role that immunizations and both preventive medicine and internal
was designed to incorporate the screening tests have played in pre- medicine, he has been involved in a
philosophies of public health within ventive medicine. The control of polio wide array of research in the area of
primary care. The Kansas Health and rubella helped to prove that. But preventive medicine and public health
Foundation makes grants to health we can take this one step further by and has published extensively.
Institute, continued from page 1
A complete, statewide two-day Workforce Development Program, core components of the MPH degree,
conference from the KPHLI is slated has already offered one short course is being offered entirely online.
for Spring 2001. Although dates have titled Public Health Applications of Enrollment of certificate students is
not yet been selected, the Institute the World Wide Web to the public. limited in both classes. The KPHLI is
plans to bring in nationally renowned Two MPH classes, PRVM 869: also hoping to offer a seminar focus-
speakers in the area of public health Grantwriting, and PRVM 818: Social ing on Geographical Information
and offer several workforce develop- and Behavioral Aspects of Public System (GIS) training sometime this
ment and leadership programs. Health, are also being opened to fall.
"The partnership between MPH non-graduate certificate students this For more information about the
Kansas and the KDHE Office of fall under the auspices of the KPHLI. Kansas Public Health Leadership
Local and Rural Health will ensure a The grantwriting course will be Institute and any of the classes
strong academic/practice collabora- offered Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 offered through its Workforce
tion in the design and implementation p.m., at the KU School of Medicine- Development Program, contact
of the Institute," Orr said. Wichita. Meanwhile, the PRVM 818 Becky Gruhn, MPH Kansas
The KPHLI, through its class, which counts as one of the five coordinator, at 316-293-2606.
Congratulations to the following
students for earning their Master of
Public Health degree...
The University of Kansas Medicine
Thesis: "Predictors of Clinical Trial
Practicum: "An Evaluation of an
Emergency Assistance Program"
Ghassan Salman, M.D.
Thesis: "Assessment of Quality of Care
for Patients with Chronic Obstructive
MPH graduates from Kansas City give the thumbs up after taking part in the first-
Susan Parks ever MPH Kansas Hooding Ceremony, Saturday, May 20. The ceremony was
Thesis (Honors): "Predictors of hosted by faculty and staff from the Kansas City Department of Preventive Medicine.
Achievement/Maintenance of Low- Deborah Powell, M.D., Executive Dean for the KU School of Medicine and Vice
Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Goals Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, delivered a speech to the graduates at the ceremony.
in Outpatients with Coronary Heart
Disease" Calorie Diet with Behavioral
Sally Rigler, M.D.
Modification" Honors and Awards
Thesis (honors): "Amitriptyline Use in Peggy Smith Monica Gorbandt, M.D., was
Nursing Facilities: Differences across Practicum: "Corporate Response to awarded the Analee E. Beisecker
the Urban-Rural Continuum" Pregnancy-Related Work Restrictions" Public Health Excellence Award for
outstanding academic performance
Dima Turkmani Edwin Gabbidon in the MPH Program and for demon-
Thesis: "Evaluation of the Predictive Thesis: "The Descriptive Epidemiology
Value of Blood Cultures in the strated professionalism and excel-
of Gang Weapons in Wichita, KS: lence in public health, May 20, at the
Emergency Department." 1991-1999" MPH Hooding ceremony.
Karen Miscavish The Wichita recipient of the
Spring 2000 Beisecker Award was David
Practicum: "Health Needs Assessment
David Grainger, M.D.
at an Emergency Domestic Violence Grainger, M.D.
Thesis: "Clinical Determinants of Racial
Shelter" The award honors Analee E.
Disparity in Pregnancy Outcomes
Using In-Vitro Fertilization" "Betsy" Beisecker, Ph.D., professor
Monica Gorbandt, M.D. of Preventive Medicine. Her profes-
Thesis: "The Prevalence of Hepatitis C sional commitment, dedication and
in U.S. Army Aircrew: Do Flaws Exist in Wichita State University
Summer 2000 service to the MPH Program are
commemorated through this award.
Rebecca Hegarty Verla Davis
Practicum: "Smoking Practices in Practicum: "Forming an Intergovern- Susan Parks, M.P.H., was noti-
Kansas City Area Schools" mental Partnership Between the fied her thesis entitled "Predictors of
Department of Veterans Affairs and the Achievement/Maintenance of Low-
Niaman Nazir Wichita-Sedgwick County Department Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
Practicum: "Factors Affecting Access to of Community Health" Goals in Veterans Affairs Out-
Medical Care During Pregnancy" patients with Coronary Heart
Scott Slous Disease," was selected for a poster
The University of Kansas School of
Medicine-Wichita Practicum: "MPH Student Survey presentation during the 2000 APHA
Summer 2000 Evaluation" annual meeting, Nov. 12-16, in
Boston, Mass. Her paper was also
June Klug Deb Williams selected for the poster presentation
Practicum: "Development of a Data Practicum: "Kansas Primary Care during the 2000 KPHA annual
Collection Tool in a Low and Very Low Market Place Analysis" meeting, Oct. 10-12.
Classroom projects help local community members
A rneatha Martin, R.N., M.N.,
ARNP, CEO and Co-President
of the Center for Health and
nicate health information effectively?
Half of the students enrolled in
the class worked on achieving those
all educational piece," she said. "We
made it to create awareness and inter-
est and to get people to ask questions
Wellness in Wichita, has experienced goals by developing the hypertension and find out how susceptible they
difficulty in the past finding hyperten- materials while the other half focused were to developing the diseases."
sion materials to adequately inform on creating a Tinea capitis (ring- Martin was so pleased with the
the thousands of individuals who visit worm) brochure for public schools. result of the hypertension poster that
the center yearly. she plans to use it at health
She says there is a clear "We wanted the students to have a fairs throughout the area for
absence of information readily years to come. She currently
available -- especially hyperten- real-world experience in has it displayed in the
sion materials that target entrance area of the Center
communicating health information for Health and Wellness and
"What is available, people
just aren't reading," Martin
to a specific audience." estimates that as many as
10,000 people will see it
said. "The information either contains "They were using a photocopy of inside the facility alone this year.
too many words or is written in a way a newspaper article and another "There are a lot of people who
that most people can't understand." handout which were suboptimal," will be able to gain information from
But thanks to the students who Frazier said referring to the ringworm it," Martin said. "The students created
enrolled in a new Health educational materials used in the it with easy-to-understand terms. It is
Communication class offered this past by school nurses in USD 259. so important to have this type of
spring by the Master of Public Health The students vastly improved information accessible because
(MPH) Kansas degree program, upon those tools as they created a tri- hypertension is a preventable dis-
Martin has been able to bridge the fold, color brochure that can be print- ease that people die with daily."
information gap that exists in the ed from school computers. They also Although the course was
minority community. designed a reminder card that designed as an MPH elective, it was
As part of a class project, several students can take home and to the not restricted to MPH students. Both
students designed a large poster that doctor. A local dermatologist, undergraduate and graduate stu-
targets African Americans and high- Clarence Wiley, M.D., F.A.A.D., clini- dents from arenas outside of public
lights warning signs, risk factors and cal assistant professor, Internal health were able to enroll.
tips to avoid high blood pressure. Medicine, worked with them to ensure Meyer was one such student
The project represented a portion of the content was correct and appropri- who did not have public health
the student's final grade. ate. expertise. She is working on a mas-
"We wanted the students to have a "The students worked very hard ter's degree in Communications from
real-world experience in communicat- on these projects. They deserve a lot WSU and called the course an eye-
ing health information to a specific of credit," Frazier said. opening experience.
audience," said Linda Frazier, M.D., Kay Meyer was one of the stu- Frazier hopes MPH Kansas can
M.P.H., associate professor, dents who created the hypertension continue offering Health Communi-
Preventive Medicine, University of poster. She said members of her cation in the future, but in a different
Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. group wanted to design a communi- format. She would like to see it
Frazier, along with Amanda Golbeck, cation opener. developed into a web-based distance
Ph.D., professor and chair, "This was not meant to be an end- learning course where the students
Department of Public Health would produce a high-quality, theory-
Sciences, Wichita State University, based health communication piece
Students in Students in
served as co-instructors for the that could be used in the community.
Hypertension Ringworm Martin already has ideas for new
course. Program Program topics that need improved communi-
Frazier and Golbeck worked with
personnel from the Elliot School of
Kamisha Brown Latonya Carroll "KU has the MPH program and
Communication at WSU to design a researchers that the community
course that answered three ques- Maureen Gamble Crystal Gorges
needs," she said. "We wouldn't have
tions: How does the general public Lisa McIntire Stacie Louthan access to a lot of information without
receive and assign meaning to health Key Meyer Bilal Najjar the school. Continuing to play a role
messages? What should health mes- Darin Petrie in this course is a win-win situation
sages contain? How can we commu- for everyone."
NEWS BRIEFS UPCOMING
Orientation to Public APHA to conduct EVENTS
Health conference nears satellite broadcast
The KDHE Office of Local and Public health professionals around 21 MPH classes begin at WSU
Rural Health will present "Orientation the country will have the opportunity,
to Public Health: Tomorrow's Mis- for the second year in a row, to partici- 24 MPH classes begin at KU
sion," Thursday, Sept. 14, at Eberly pate in selected sessions at the
Farm, Wichita. This is the annual APHA's 128th annual meeting in SEPTEMBER
Orientation to Public Health Confer- Boston via live satellite broadcast. 4 Holiday
ence for new public health personnel "Health Disparities: Contributions from
Social and Physical Environments," 23-24 Family Health and Fitness Days
and those interested in having a better
will be available 2:30-4:30 p.m., USA
understanding of public health.
This program will describe the Tuesday, Nov. 14.
29-30 2nd Annual Conference on the
development of public health, the This year's session will focus on
Prevention and Treatment of
entities that make up the public working to eliminate health dispari-
Obesity (St. Luke's Hospital,
health system, their roles, the forces ties and will include a program on
that drive change and how they social and physical environmental
affect tomorrow's public health mis- factors that contribute to health dis- OCTOBER
sion. Portions of the conference are parities. To register or for more infor- 2 Child Health Day
repeated each year along with cur- mation on the program, visit the
rent issues. Registration fee is $40 APHA Web site at www.apha.org and 11-12 Kansas Public Health
per person ($20 for full-time stu- click on the "Live Satellite Broadcast" Association annual Conference.
dents). Registration deadline is Sept. link in the "What's New" box. Holiday Inn Holidome,
6. For more information, contact Registration is only available online. Manhattan, Kan.
Natasha Gutierrez at 785-296-1200. There is no registration fee
charged for this broadcast, however NOVEMBER
there will be a $25 charge per person 12-16 American Public Health
KU to host conference to obtain continuing education credit. Association annual meeting
on obesity Satellite coordinates will be avail- Boston, Mass.
able approximately 30 days before
The University of Kansas will host the program. This information will be 16 Great American Smokeout
the 2nd Annual Conference on the posted on the APHA Web site.
22 Thanksgiving recess begins
Prevention and Treatment of Obesity,
Sept. 29-30, at the Spencer Center for
Education in St. Luke's Hospital,
27 Classes resume
Kansas City, Mo. The conference is an released
annual event for sharing information DECEMBER
on current and emerging research and Community Services-Denver has 1 World AIDS day
strategies for the prevention and treat- released a publication co-authored
ment of obesity. by National Civic League staff and 8 Last day for KU master's
Among the featured speakers is the St. Louis County Department of candidates to defend
MPH Kansas faculty member James Health entitled “A Guide to a thesis/practicum projects
Early, M.D. Dr. Early will conduct a Community-Oriented Approach to
workshop entitled "Treatment of Core Public Health Functions.” The 12 Last day of KU classes
Obesity in the Medical Clinic." Regis- guide describes how health depart-
tration fees are $150 for physicians, ments can develop the necessary 14-21 Finals week
$115 for nurses and other health and mindset, skills and organizational
fitness professionals, and $20 for resi- structure to apply the core functions 18 Last day for KU master's
dents and students (must provide valid of public health - assessment, policy candidates to file theses in
development and assurance - using graduate office
proof of enrollment as a full-time
degree-seeking student). For addition- a community-oriented approach.
31 December KU degrees awarded
al information, contact Kim Johnson at To order a copy of the guide, call
(formally conferred at May 2001
785-864-0797 or log on to www.soe. Joyce Bowie at 303-571-4343.
Kolawole Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., Are they effective?" Preventive improvement project." Journal of
assistant professor, Family Medicine, Medicine 30:504-512, 2000. Vascular Surgery 2000; 31(5): 918-26.
KUMC, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D.,
M.P.H., M.S., acting chair, Preventive Matthew S. Mayo, Ph.D., assistant pro- Craig A. Molgaard, Ph.D., M.P.H., pro-
Medicine, and Kari J. Harris, Ph.D., fessor, Preventive Medicine, and Jasjit fessor and vice-chair, Preventive
M.P.H., research assistant professor, Medicine, co-authored "Taking the
S. Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., co-
Preventive Medicine, co-authored Terror out of Bioterrorism: Planning for
authored "Recommended preventive
"Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessa- a Bioterrorist Event from a Local
care among adults with diabetes in Perspective." Journal of Public Health
tion." Archives of Family Medicine Kansas: Prevalence and correlates."
9:270-28, 2000. Management and Practice, July 2000.
Diabetes Care 23:484-489, 2000. This was the lead article in a special
edition of the Journal focusing on
Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H., Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H., Bioterrorism.
M.S., and James Butler, Dr. P.H., M.S.: Discussion: Treatment of nicotine
research instructor, Preventive Medi-
dependence. Nicotine and Tobacco Linda M. Frazier, M.D., M.P.H., associ-
cine, co-authored the following article: ate professor, Preventive Medicine and
Research 1:S207-S208, 2000.
"Cultural sensitivity in substance use Terri Jones, M.P.H., M.T., teaching
prevention." Journal of Community associate, Preventive Medicine, co-
Edward F. Ellerbeck, M.D., M.P.H.,
Psychology. Vol. 28, 2000. authored "Managing Patients with
associate professor and director of
Health of the Public, authored "Quality of Concerns About Workplace
Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H., Reproductive Hazards." Journal of the
M.S., Kimber P. Richter, M.P.H., Care and Outcomes Research in CVD
American Medical Women's
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