Monday, December 14, 2009
The state's budget problems are forcing the University of Kansas Medical Center to reduce enrollments and cut staff.
The medical center depends on state funding more than other regents institutions in Kansas because it has only about 2,400 students paying tuition. But medical center officials say it has had to absorb budget cuts from the state similar to other universities in the last year and a half.
Ed Phillips, vice chancellor for administration, says the $14.4 million in lost state funding since July 2008 is nearly equal to the combined budgets for the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health.
Phillips says the cuts are beginning to affect an effort to have the Kansas Cancer Center designated as a National Cancer Institute.