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  • GHS students visit KU Medical Center

  • GHS gifted education and anatomy and physiology students visited the University of Kansas Medical Center Jan. 18 to explore various aspects of the medical field.



    The trip was sponsored by GHS gifted education instructor Linda Knoll and GHS anatomy and physiology instructor Debra Brodbeck.

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  • GHS gifted education and anatomy and physiology students visited the University of Kansas Medical Center Jan. 18 to explore various aspects of the medical field.
    The trip was sponsored by GHS gifted education instructor Linda Knoll and GHS anatomy and physiology instructor Debra Brodbeck.
    Students broke into two groups and then toured three different areas at KU Medical Center.
    One department students visited was the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center which conducts research with state-of-the-art brain imaging technology.
    Postdoctoral Fellow Janna Harris, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Functional MRI Laura Martin, Ph.D., gave the students a tour of the building and explained what they do on a daily basis and the research they are currently working on.
    Inside the center, students viewed the various brain imaging scanners, including the rare, high-density fetal MEG.
    Students also toured the Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Laboratory where lab director and physical therapist Sandra A. Billinger, Ph.D., explained that the laboratory’s goal is to “understand the cardiovascular and pulmonary adaptations to chronic disease,” such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and cancer.
    “The trip provided students with the unique opportunity to see the research side of the medical field rather than just the application we always see,” Mrs. Brodbeck said.
    In addition to experiencing the research side of medicine, students also learned about the history of medicine at the Clendening History of Medicine Library, “…one of the nation’s finest collections of rare, historical medical books and manuscripts.”
    During the tour, rare book librarian Dawn McInnis told the students about a variety of historical medical artifacts and gave them the opportunity to look at and touch medical books that dated back to the 1500s.
    With regard to the trip, senior Traci Lasco said, “The most important aspect I took home from the trip to KUMC was a renewed determination to work as hard as possible in college to accomplish my goal of making a difference through a career in the health care field.”
    Anatomy and physiology students who went on the trip include Carley Bradshaw, Lauren Davied, Haley DeGarmo, Tanim Dillon, Rylee Hamblin, Logan Hanson, Alex Hughes, Traci Lasco, Kayla Morrison, Stephanie Moutz, Courtney Page, Austin Parker, Haley Pitts, Madison Smith and Trenton Stolte.
    Gifted Education students who went include Alex Battitori, Hayden Bauer, McKenna Belcher, Ethan George, John Hey and Bethany Schifferdecker.
     

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