Two at KU-Wichita receive health-related grants for research

Two faculty members at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita’s department of preventive medicine and public health have received grants for research projects, according to a news release.

Robert Hines, an assistant professor, received a $30,000 grant to look for gaps in medical care for cancer patients in rural Kansas. The grant was from the American Cancer Society.

Hines will analyze data for disparities among patients with colorectal cancer and their geographic location and socioeconomic status.

Lisette Jacobson, a post-doctorate fellow at the school, received a $20,000 grant to explore the potential protective factors of breastfeeding on women’s risk of stroke.

The grant was from the Frontiers Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program and the Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education-Kansas Bioscience Authority.