KU Life Span Institute - Resources

New Investigators and Research Staff Orientation

Welcome to the Life Span Institute (LSI) at the University of Kansas, one of the oldest and largest of the designated KU research institutes with a proud history of scientific innovation that underpinned societal gains for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, children, families and communities disadvantaged by poverty and the the aging since 1956.

The LSI is also known by its full, formal designation as the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and before that, as the Bureau of Child Research.

The stability and growth of the LSI, now with 14 affiliated centers on four KU campuses and in Lima, Peru, is due in large part to its leadership.

More than 135 research projects are conducted by 165 affiliated researchers from more than 20 different academic departments.

The LSI supports affiliated investigators from project inception through final delivery with the resources and services of the six units listed in the navigation on the right.

First things first

Familiarize yourself with how the LSI supports investigators at the Investigator and Staff Resource and Services page.

Get on the LSI email distribution list by contacting rhileman@ku.edu.

Get on the LSI staff directory by contacting Karen Henry at kahenry@ku.edu.

Subscribe to Lifeline, the LSI newsletter by contacting Karen Henry at kahenry@ku.edu.

Familiarize yourself with the LSI proposal process.

See also:

Life Span Institute central office organization chart

Recent news is on the LSI homepage.

Annual reports beginning 2001 are online.

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