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KAFP is pleased to recognize the following award winners and honorees during the Awards & Recognition Lunch on Friday, June 7:
KAFP is pleased to recognize the following award winners and honorees during the President’s Dinner & Installation on Friday, June 7:
- Samantha Claassen – Hostetter Student Award
- Adam Zuzelski – Hostetter Student Award
- Erin Hoffman, DO – Carol A. Johnson Family Medicine International Scholarship
- Theresia Neill, MD – Carol A. Johnson Family Medicine International Scholarship
- Marty Turner, MD, FAAFP – Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award – Volunteer Category
- Amy Curry, MD, FAAFP – Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award – Full-time / Part-time Category
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- John Eplee, MD, FAAFP – 2019 Kansas Family Physician of the Year
- Todd S. Stephens, MD, FAAFP – 2019 Humanitarian Award
- Carolyn Gaughan, CAE – 30 Years of Service as KAFP Executive Vice President
- Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP – In-coming 2019-20 KAFP President
This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Looking for a way to get more involved with your Academy? KAFP is pleased to invite members to volunteer to serve on one of our six committees; Communications, Governmental Advocacy, Finance & Insurance, Membership & Member Services, Practice Enhancement, and Professional Development. Through committee involvement you can provide input on Academy activities and help advance the mission of the KAFP.
1. Review the committees and a short description of their work.
2. Submit your committee application by July 1, 2019. Please note we request two selections, but you are only appointed to one committee.
3. KAFP will be in touch with you regarding your committee appointment in July.
Please submit your committee application by July 1 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our upcoming appointment process. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com. Thank you for your interest and commitment to KAFP.
Immunize Kansas Coalition
The public hearing for the proposed regulation changes regarding vaccination for school entry, has been scheduled:
Thursday, June 27 | 10:00 a.m.
Curtis State Office Building, Room 530
1000 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS
For anyone wishing to submit comments:
Full information is available regarding: Notice of Hearing, Proposed Regulation, Economic Impact Statement
- Oral: "During the hearing, all interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views orally on the proposed regulation. In order to give each individual an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary for the hearing office to request that each presenter limit an oral presentation to an appropriate time frame."
- Written: "All interested parties may submit written comments prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to Phil Griffin" by email, fax, or mail.
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Kimberly Krohn, MD, MPH, has been named the program director of the KUSM-Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Krohn joins the department from North Dakota where she has served as the Program Director of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program in Minot. She has held a number of leadership positions including president of the North Dakota Medical Association, president of the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and president of the North Dakota Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Krohn has spoken nationally and internationally on topics such as ADHD in females and diabetes in pregnancy. She has served on the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Health Care Services.
Dr. Krohn received her bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Michigan State University’s Honors College and her Master of Public Health/Health Services Administration degree from the University of Minnesota. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine in 1996 at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Minot Center for Family Medicine where she was chief resident. As a resident, Dr. Krohn received a national Glaxo Wellcome Award, presented to 20 outstanding family medicine residents each year.
Dr. Krohn is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She was chosen as the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians Family Physician of the Year in 2014. In 2017, she was selected for the North Dakota Medical Association Physician Community and Professional Services Award which recognizes physicians for outstanding leadership and service to the people of North Dakota and to the profession of medicine.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is searching for board-certified family physicians to provide a fresh perspective and ideas about a variety of issues related to board certification or to serve as a member as a member of a virtual network to provide general and issue-specific feedback that will continually improve the certification process. Here is a list of engagement opportunities:
Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.
With a goal of supporting breastfeeding families throughout Kansas, six local breastfeeding coalitions received funding totaling approximately $5,000 from the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) Mini-Grant Initiative.
The following local breastfeeding coalition projects received funding from the KBC:
Breastfeeding provides immediate and lifelong nutrition and health benefits for mother and child, as well as larger economic, environmental and social benefits to families and communities. It is estimated suboptimal breastfeeding rates are costing Kansas $26 million each year in medical costs alone.
- African-American Breastfeeding Coalition of Wyandotte County – Taking Community Service to the Community
- Ellis County Breastfeeding Coalition – In My Mother’s Arms: Breastfeeding Photography Exhibit
- Johnson County Breastfeeding Coalition – Community Awareness of Johnson County Breastfeeding Coalition
- Lactation Advocates Teaching Community Health (LATCH) – Lyon County William Allen White Auditorium Lactation Room
- Wichita Area Breastfeeding Coalition – Wichita: Enhancing Community Breastfeeding Support for Black Mothers
- Wyandotte County Breastfeeding Coalition – Mom & Baby Health Fair 2019
If Kansas is to realize the long-term benefits of breastfeeding, communities need to work together. All grantees will work in coordination with health care systems, health care providers, public health professionals and community efforts.
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