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Gov. Brownback plans economic summit on life sciences

May 20, 2011


Gov. Sam Brownback will host an economic summit on life sciences Tuesday at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Also participating in the event will be KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little; Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson; KU Hospital president and chief executive officer Bob Page, and others.

The summit will be held from 8 a.m. until noon at KUMC, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. It is free and open to the public.

In addition, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a physician, and Milo Medin, vice president of access services for Google Inc., will be making presentations.

Brownback has already conducted summits on aviation and tourism, and plans more meetings on the military and renewable energy.


yourworstnightmare 7 years, 1 month ago

Brownback is just getting a feel for what else in the state he can annex to his own control.

Jan Rolls 7 years, 1 month ago

Why doesn't he quit messing around and work on jobs creation?

Dan Thalmann 7 years, 1 month ago

That's exactly what these summits are about. Sebelius never did anything like this. I was on her Rural Life Task Force, which was going pretty good right until the grassroots effort was turned back over to state government. Then it all but disappeared. Some state newspaper should go to Onaga, Smith Center and ABCD to see how things went as a result of this task force effort.

Jimo 7 years, 1 month ago

Focus on jobs Sam. The idea of a creationist holding a summit on "life science" might make a fun skit for SNL but it isn't likely to be funny to today's graduates forced to move out of state because Kansas is so inhospitable to serious people with money to invest in job creation.

Scott Tichenor 7 years, 1 month ago

Sam is focusing hard on jobs. So far he's laid off a lot of people by taking away programs that return little in the way of funds to the state but make plenty of citizens unemployed in the process. And then of course there's the related fallout from those programs further increasing unemployment.

But hey, look on the bright side! The oil companies and big corporations are assured of received their corporate welfare.

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