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2019 Health Care Hero Awards

The entire School of Medicine at The University of Kansas is proud to announce that many of our faculty members have been recognized by the Wichita Business Journal with outstanding honors in their field.

Recipients From the Internal Medicine Department

There are many incredible staff members being recognized from the School of Medicine, and those who specifically belong to the Internal Medicine department include:

Elisha Brumfield, D.O.

Assistant professor, Internal Medicine, Health Care Innovations

Dr. Brumfield is being highlighted for his interdisciplinary training of countless students in medical fields including, medicine, nursing, and respiratory therapy. The combination of cutting edge technology paired with a safe learning environment allows trainees get hands-on experience prior to entering the clinical learning environment. This experience allows medical training to incorporate the key concepts of communication, patient safety, and teamwork, which benefits not only the learner but also their future patients.

Brent Duran, D.O.

Assistant professor, Internal Medicine, Physicians

As the Director of Internal Medical Education at Wesley Medical Center and the Associate Program Director of the KU SOM-W Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Brent Duran travels to rural sites in Kansas to educate providers on early identification and treatment of sepsis. These efforts have improved the care of patients across Kansas and he continues to work to decrease species mortality both locally at WMC and across the state. Dr. Duran also plays a key role on WMC’s Sepsis outreach team.

Donna Sweet, M.D., AAHIVS, MACP

Professor, Internal Medicine, Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Sweet has devoted her career to advancing care for HIV positive patients, both in the Wichita community, nationally and internationally. She has served as a mentor and role model to countless medical students and Internal medicine residents throughout her career. In addition, her philanthropic efforts, including the Sweet Emergency Fund, continue to improve the lives of her patients and spread awareness.

Upcoming Awards Ceremony

All faculty members shown above will be individually recognized for their achievements during an event scheduled for Thursday, August 1st at the Hyatt Regency Wichita hotel. The ceremony is set to begin at 6pm, and will not only recognize providers belonging to the department of Internal Medicine, but all other Health Care Hero Award recipients from University of Kansas School of Medicine. For further details about these additional honorees, please visit the School of Medicine’s News & Events section.