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State officials to be briefed on life sciences research

March 12, 2003

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Kansas University officials will join in a briefing Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City for Lt. Gov. John Moore and other Kansas officials on collaborative life sciences research and what it can mean for the region's economy.

Others attending the briefing include Troy Findley, Lawrence, who is the legislative liaison for the governor, and state Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, chair of the Kansas House Economic Development Committee.

The briefing begins at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, Stowers President William Neaves and Kansas City Life Sciences Institute President William Duncan will all make remarks. A tour of the facility will follow.

The gathering will then be moved to the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., where the briefing will continue.

The Kansas officials will then be presented with information on technology transfer and commercialization of research, an overview of collaborative life sciences work being done at KU's Lawrence and Medical Center campuses and a preview tour of the new Hoglund Brain Imaging Center.

That presentation will be followed by a working dinner, where four faculty members will discuss their research and its potential.

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