Advancement Board

The Advancement Board is an 80+ member advisory group that represents the objectives of the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System, collectively known as the academic medical center. The board works to develop community and political support for the academic medical center and to bolster philanthropic efforts for education, research and patient care.

The center is a regional leader in advancing medical research and in providing community access to the latest medical care.

The primary goal of the academic medical center is to be known and respected regionally, nationally and internationally as a world-class academic healthcare organization recognized for relentless dedication and commitment to improving the health and well-being of people through education, research and healthcare delivery. This will be achieved with a collaborative emphasis on building public awareness, governmental support and resource development.

The full board meets twice each year, with committee meetings and community affairs events held throughout the year. The board’s immediate project includes helping the academic medical center in its quest for National Cancer Institute Comprehensive designation.



Emily Darling

Advancement Board 913-562-2707