Author: KU Wichita Internal Medicine

Clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine resuming at KU Wichita Center for Clinical Research

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Center for Clinical Research has resumed leading the local effort of a nationwide clinical trial brought patient getting covid vaccinethrough the COVID-19 Prevention Network testing the COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222, developed by Oxford University and purchased by AstraZeneca.

Locally, the vaccine will be available at KU Wichita Center for Clinical Research and its mobile unit, which will travel to high-risk areas in Wichita and the surrounding region. There is an overall goal to recruit 1,200 participants in Kansas, with 200 being enrolled in Wichita.

For more information and to learn how to be considered for the trial, read the full story.

KU Internal Medicine-Wichita honored with four Health Care Heroes Awards

KU Internal Medicine-Wichita has been honored with four Wichita Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Awards. We would like to recognize the following faculty members and departments for their dedication to helping others.

Wichita Business Journal Health Care Heros Award Winners

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Department of Internal Medicine,

Community Outreach Award


Deb League,

director of clinical operations;

Administrative Excellence Award

Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.,

assistant professor, director of neurology clerkship; director, KU Wichita Center for Clinical Research;

Health Care Educators Award

Samuel Akidiva, M.D.,

associate professor;

International Outreach Award

Dr. Donna Sweet Inducted into Wichita State University Hall of Fame

Donna Sweet, MD, AAHIVS, MACP was inducted into the Wichita State University Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec 6.

Induction in to the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame is in recognition of an alum’s highly significant impact on Donna-Sweetthe region and the nation. Her national and international work with HIV-positive and AIDS patients, along with her advocacy for that population, is truly inspiring.

She was inducted as part of the inaugural cohort of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame to celebrate her work and life example in the highest possible way.