2021 Blogs

CiCi Rojas, president of Tico Productions, and a cancer survivor and former clinical trial participant

CiCi Rojas, president of Tico Productions, and a cancer survivor and former clinical trial participant, is helping lead a multicultural campaign in partnership with the KU Cancer Center to encourage clinical trial participation in minorities across the re

KU Cancer Center Launches Campaign to Increase Minority Participation in Clinical Trials

December 9, 2021

Minority populations suffer from cancer disproportionately, yet current clinical research data for minorities is scarce. According to 2020 Food and Drug Administration data, 73% of clinical trial participants were white, 14% Asian, 6% Hispanic and 5% Black.

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K-State Olathe is offering four Digital Skills Bootcamps as alternative learning pathways for local professionals to access future-focused education for a tech-driven business world.

Cyber Bootcamps at K-State Olathe Offer Fast Track to In-Demand Tech Careers

October 28, 2021

Digital Skills Bootcamps at K-State Olathe are helping local professionals quickly transition to in-demand tech careers, while addressing the demand for thousands of unfilled jobs in Greater Kansas City.

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JCERT funding for KUEC is specifically earmarked for business, engineering, science and technology programs.

Enrollment in JCERT-Supported Programs Grows 12.4% at KU Edwards Campus

October 20, 2021

The latest KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) enrollment news reveals a 12.4% increase in year-over-year student credit hours in degree and certificate programs supported by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle.

Natalie Streeter, assistant vice-chancellor of KU Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office

New assistant vice-chancellor of KU Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office, Natalie Streeter, discusses the latest in breakthrough clinical trials and cancer research.

Q&A with New Leader: Transforming Cancer Care through Clinical Trials

September 8, 2021

 At any given time, The University of Kansas Cancer Center is managing about 600 clinical trials across the cancer continuum, with approximately 250 of those trials actively enrolling participants.

KU Edwards 2021 graduate, Ariana Englehart

Ariana Englehart was motivated to go back to school to provide a better future for her children, and, as a working single parent, the flexibility of KUEC’s JCERT-supported BBA program allowed her to balance her responsibilities while pursuing her educatio

KU Grad Overcomes Challenges to Earn JCERT-Supported Bachelor of Business Administration

July 21, 2021

The road to earning her bachelor’s degree in business administration was anything but easy for 35-year-old KU graduate Ariana Englehart. 

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The KU Cancer Center is working with Faith Works, a consortium of researchers and church leaders, to spread the word about the importance of cancer prevention and screenings among the African American community.

Researchers Partner with Churches to Understand, Address Cancer Disparities among African American Communities

June 23, 2021

African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival rate for most cancers of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. That’s why scientists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are working hard to overcome these hurdles, and they’re doing it in a unique way.

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College degrees provide long-term value and are made more affordable through accelerated degree programs, in-state tuition rates for non-Kansas residents and financial aid.

KU Edwards Campus and K-State Olathe Offer Resources to Help KC-Area Students Afford Higher Education

June 9, 2021

It’s no secret. Earning a college degree can be expensive. That’s why JCERT’s higher education partners – the KU Edwards Campus and K-State Olathe – provide options that make college affordable and offer degrees that provide a return on those investments.

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The KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center is using a three-year, $4.3 million award to help enhance its dementia research and care efforts across the city, state and region.

The KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center is Using a $4.3 million NIH Grant to Power its Research and Dementia-Care Efforts

May 19, 2021

Scientists at the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KC ADC) are convinced the path to beating back the life-robbing disease goes through clinical trials fueled by research volunteers willing to join the battle.

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The Latino community is rapidly growing in both Johnson County and the United States. As a result, higher education institutions are increasing their opportunities and outreach to Latino communities.

K-State Olathe Teams up with Community Partners to Increase Post-Secondary Education Opportunities for Latinos

April 29, 2021

Increasing the number of Latino students in Greater Kansas City's community, state and private colleges has become a key focus for K-State Olathe.

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JCERT’s support is critical in helping provide relevant programming for students to advance in their careers and build a talent pipeline for local employers.

Enrollment in JCERT-Supported Graduate Programs at the KU Edwards Campus Increased More Than 31% Since Spring 2020

April 9, 2021

The KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) revealed a nearly 31% enrollment increase in graduate programs supported by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) from spring 2020 to spring 2021. 

Jack Treml

Jack Treml, who combines his love for science and teaching to lead the biotech program the KU Edwards Campus.

KUEC Biotechnology Educator Creates Ecosystem of Science Education and Industry Partnerships

April 6, 2021

Since the JCERT-supported biotechnology undergraduate program started in 2016, leaders at the KU Edwards Campus have built strong relationships with students, educators and employers. 

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in the region.

The Next Step in Conquering All Cancers

January 13, 2021

Team members at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are busy preparing their application for National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation renewal, a prestigious distinction held by only 70 other cancer centers in the United States.