Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kansas Recruits Top Scientists

The University of Kansas and Kansas State University recently recruited Juergen Richt and Blake Peterson, each top scientists in their respected fields. Peterson joins the University of Kansas' pharmacy school from Penn State University. The Kansas City Star states, "The scientist is an innovative researcher with a proven ability to secure millions of dollars in federal grants and a strong interest in entrepreneurship. He also will advance the state's quest for designation as a leading cancer care and research hub."

Richt is a top animal health researcher and joins Kansas State University after holding positions at Iowa State University and in a federal laboratory.

The recruitment of both Richt and Peterson moves Kansas forward towards its goal to become a national leader in research and the bioscience industry. Passing the Kansas Economic Growth Act in 2004, Kansas Legislators showed commitment to this endeavor through a $500 million investment over the next decade.

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