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Kansas Governor Visits LSI/Parsons

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback along with Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Robert Siedlecki and SRS Deputy Secretary Ray Dalton visited the Life Span Institute at Parsons during their visit to Parsons State Hospital and Training Center (PSH&TC.) on March 24.

Front row: Governor Brownback and SRS Secretary Siedlecki listen to Sara Sack, LSI Senior Scientist, explain the impact of the statewide assistive technology program.

LSI scientists David Lindeman, Kathryn Saunders, Dean Williams and Sara Sack talked about their own work and the unique University relationship with PSH&TC. Examples include: Jerry Rea, superintendent of PSH&TC also holds a University appointment and is the principal investigator for a University grant; University projects employ PSH&TC residents in various research studies; some KU staff started with PSH&TC and are now employed by the University and some staff who started with the University are now in leadership positions with PSH&TC. Examples include: Jerry Rea, superintendent of PSH&TC also holds a University appointment and is the principal investigator for a University grant; University projects employ PSH&TC residents in various research studies; some KU staff started with PSH&TC and are now employed by the University and some staff who started with the University are now in leadership positions with PSH&TC. A lively discussion ensued describing the national reputation of the University researchers and how their work widely benefits Kansas.



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