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The Exceptional Life of Jay Turnbull: Disability and Dignity in America 1967-2009 by Rud Turnbull.
Many people at the University of Kansas, Lawrence and in the larger disability and scientific communities think they know a lot about Beach Center Co-Directors Rud and Ann Turnbull and their son, Jay, a KU employee for 20 years until his death on January 7, 2009. But in his biography of Jay, Rud allows us to experience and appreciate Jay’s impact on all of our lives in a new way. More
On September 26, John Colombo and Peter Smith received the long-awaited notification of award P30 HD002528 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development for the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center to begin its next five- year cycle extending to year 50 in 2016 with a $7 million budget. The KIDDRC is one of the oldest and largest of the Life Span Institute affiliated centers. More
$4.5 million center grant on community living for people with disabilities to Research and Training Center on Independent Living
People with disabilities still face many barrirers to participation in their communities even though it has been 12 years since the Supreme Court's Omstead v. L.C. decision which gave Americans with disabilities the right to live in a community setting instead of institutions. The new Research and Training Center on Community Living will develop evidence-based programs, policies and practices that further the realization of that right. More
Barlow discoveries moving in and to market
Steven Barlow saw his N-Trainer system move up a notch in the market when GE Healthcare, Inc. announced that its Maternal Care division would be the exclusive distributor for and market the product that was initially commercially developed by Shawnee-based KCBioMedix on September 7.
On July 20 EMCI (Epic Medical Concepts and Innovations, Inc.) of Overland Park announced that it would license the OroSTIFF, a technology that has clinical applications for children with cleft lip and individuals with Parkinson’s disease to assess the effectiveness of Parkinson’s disease medications. On September 27, EMCI announced that it would license another Barlow invention, the TAC-Cell, which has implications for treating individuals with neurological trauma and disease.