To engage in medical research and development and  related activities all exclusively charitable, scientific or educational in nature."


Kansas Healthcare Ethics Conference 
March 27, 2019

     Watch for Details coming soon. 


Save the Date!

29th Annual Maternal Child Nursing Symposium

Friday, October 12, 2018   8:00 am – 3:45pm 

Wesley Medical Center - Cessna Conference Center

See attached flyer  for information and mail in registration.

OR  $5 Discount available for  Online Registration .




WMREF Vision Statement:

"Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation strives to improve the health and quality of life for all Kansans."

WMREF Mission Statement:

"The mission of the Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation is to promote research, education and community efforts designed to improve the health of Kansans."

Our goals in support of our Vision:

~  Support emerging healthcare challenges.
~  Encourage scholarly activity.
~  Develop partnerships within the healthcare community.
~  Facilitate educational outreach opportunities in the broader healthcare           community.
~  Facilitate and support healthcare professionals as they design and       conduct their research.
~ Support public goals in support of community health efforts.
~  Provide fund management for local research and education projects.  


New techniques for patient diagnosis and care have been discovered, tested and refined through research projects sponsored and funded by Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation (WMREF). Established in 1949 as a not-for-profit corporation, Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation (WMREF) actively encourages through funding and design opportunities, those projects that may advance knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and cure of illness.

The Foundation promotes research for the development of new medical skills and knowledge which serve patients from Wichita and throughout Kansas. Research papers are published in nationally recognized journals and medical publications. WMREF sponsored research projects often receive national funding for more extensive programs and research.

The services of the WMREF are made available to all physicians, medical residents, and other recognized scientifically qualified investigators in the Wichita area.

In order to give new research a timely start, board policy directs that the majority of available research funds go toward providing "seed money" for promising new projects.

                   To inquire about research funding opportunities contact the office at                              316-686-7172 or pjohnson@wmref-ks.org.

Medical research is not a solitary endeavor. Your gift of membership dues, endowment gifts, memorials, and bequests provides many opportunities for the Foundation to gain knowledge to improve the chances for all of us to live longer, happier, healthier lives. Contact Peggy L Johnson, Executive Director, 316-686-7172 or by email at pjohnson@wmref-ks.org.