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



Palliative Care 2022 ECHO: Establishing a Kansas Community of Practice to Improve Lives of People Experiencing Serious Illness

4-Session Series Thursdays in June

All health care, behavioral health care, and professionals interested in improving care for patients living with serious illness are invited to
Join the Kansas Palliative Care
ECHO Community of Practice

This series is designed to develop a Palliative Care Community of Practice by creating a network of people who identify as part of the Palliative Care Community. Participants will gain knowledge to identify best practices and resources to implement a palliative care approach to care for every Kansan with serious illness.  Register here.
                Palliative Care 2022 (kumc.edu)






Kansas Advance Directives

As we face uncertain times in our country and serious health issues 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 families provides direction for making hard decisions.  WMREF provides Kansas Advance Care documents on this website for downloading at no cost. 
WMREF is pleased to 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