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Summer/Fall 2009 Issue 103
News for the Investigators, Staff and Friends of the Life Span Institute

RESEARCH IN ACTION

Department of Ed grants support multi-investigator work on weight loss,  ADA

Several LSI researchers are involved in two recent grants from the Department of Education that will study weight loss in people with physical disabilities and the ability of college students to access ADA accommodations. Read full story and more Research in Action stories.

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

AAAS invites researchers to apply science to serve society

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is inviting applications for its Science and Technology Policy Fellowships, which provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers to apply their expertise to the federal policy realm. Read full story.

HONORS

Kemper awards go to LSI investigators

Two LSI scientists won Kemper teaching and advising awards this fall, an honor that is considered one of the most prestigious for KU faculty. Read full story and more Honors stories.

MILESTONES

Two LSI staff honored for years of service

Two long-time members of the LSI family were honored for 40 years of service to the University at a ceremony held September 4 in Topeka. Read full story.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Late summer saw several new grant awards to LSI investigators and a long list of new submissions. See the complete list.

Can Inner-city Residents

Work Group awards mini grants for Latino health projects in KCK

A grass-roots coalition that includes LSI’s Work Group for Community Health and Development recently awarded its inaugural mini-grants to organizations that will develop projects aimed at improving the health, fitness and access to health care among the Latino population in Kansas City, Kan. The grants went to 10 public service organizations, clinics and other entities that serve the 66101 ZIP code. Read full story.

FEATURED

K-CART holds first statewide conference on autism for families and practitioners

Registration is underway for a major statewide conference on autism that has been in the planning stages for more than a year. Autism Across the Life Span: A Conference for Families, Teachers and Service Providers set for November 6-7 in Wichita will feature nationally known keynote speakers, panel presentations, breakout sessions and opportunities for networking. Read full story.

Yo Jackson receives major grant to study child resiliency

An LSI scientist has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institutes of Mental Health to improve treatment for children exposed to trauma or abuse. Read full story.

Higuchi honor goes to Steven Barlow

For the second year in a row, an LSI investigator has received a prestigious Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding research accomplishments by faculty at Kansas Board of Regents institutions. Read full story.

Read more Featured stories.

IN THE NEWS

Talk of the Nation talks to Ann Turnbull

Ann Turnbull distinguished professor and co-director of the Beach Center on Disability, was the special guest August 11 on the National Public Radio program “Talk of the Nation” to discuss the legacy of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Read full story.

Read other In The News stories.


Editors:

Mary-Margaret Simpson
Karen Henry

Contributors:

Valerie Renault
Drew Rosdahl

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