University leaders regroup for medical building

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – University of Kansas leaders are rethinking their approach toward working with state legislators in pursuit of funding for a new medical building to train doctors.

The University of Kansas wants to build a new facility at its medical school campus in Kansas City, Kan., to upgrade a current building built in 1976. The school sought $30 million in state support over 10 years for the project, but was awarded $1 million.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( ) that Dr. Douglas Girod, executive vice chancellor for the KU Medical Center, says that officials need to rethink their strategy after legislators balked at approving state funding for the project.

Girod says the school will continue to make the case for state support for the building.

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