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

9th Annual WMREF Healthcare Ethics
Presentation slides available here.
Mary Koehn   Ryan Pferdehirt   Angeline Johnson 
Sonalli Kurlekar   Carolyn Harrison  Karin Denes-Collar
Meredith Wadman - The Vaccine Race


  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 •                    ONE-DAY VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM

As the field of cardiology expands, a multitude of opportunities in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases is available to enhance outcomes for patients. This one-day symposium brings national and local expert faculty to the virtual platform to present on a variety of cardiovascular related topics.

The Wichita State University College of Health Professions is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 7.5 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure*. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT 0090-0327. *Continuing nursing education credits will be available up to 9 days after the conference has ended. Participants must watch the session in its entirety and complete the evaluation by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 25 in order to receive credit.

The Wesley Medical Center CEU Evaluator has approved this program for 7.5 hours of Live Respiratory Continuing Education on behalf of the Kansas Respiratory Care Society, a chapter society of the AARC. Credits for respiratory are only available during the conference for live attendees. Providership # KRCS 029 EMS:
This program has been approved for 6.5 hrs of cardiac-specific EMS CEs.  


http://www.wichitamedicalresearch.org/Newsletter/2022-Townsend-Brochure_165268.aspx (To download this file 
copy and paste into your browser and enter.  

This is the link for the WSU direct registration.  



Kansas Advance Directives
As we continue to face serious health issues as a country and world,  it is a good time to reflect and consider our personal readiness for health emergencies and our advance care wishes.  Understanding the care wishes for ourselves and our family members we need direction for making hard decisions.  WMREF provides Kansas Advance Care documents on this website for downloading at no cost. 
WMREF is pleased to now also provide Advance Care Directive documents in     Spanish and Vietnamese.





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.
~ 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 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.

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 and Education are not solitary endeavors. Your gift will provide many opportunities for us and others to gain knowledge to improve the chances for all of us to live longer, happier, healthier lives. Donate Here. Or contact Peggy L Johnson, Executive Director/COO at pjohnson@wmref-ks.org