Kansas University Medical Center lab director’s PhD under scrutiny

? A laboratory director at Kansas University Medical Center received a doctoral degree from a school operated from a post office box in Hawaii.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kathleen Gustafson was awarded her Ph.D. from Eurotechnical Research University, which is no longer in operation and had no campus or curriculum. She was enrolled from 1990 to 1994, and wasn’t required to attend classes by the university.

Gustafson conducts research on pregnant women at the medical center. Officials there say investigated Gustafson’s degree in 2007 in response to a complaint and found it to be “adequate.”

Gustafson says the medical center hired her because she was qualified, not because of her doctoral degree.