New Leadership at KUMC
Douglas A. Girod, M.D., has been named the new executive vice chancellor for the University of Kansas Medical Center and started his new role on Feb. 1, 2013.
From Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little:
"After a tireless and exhaustive national search, I am pleased to say that we found our best candidate here at home. Dr. Girod has been a steadfast leader during a time of profound transformation at the University of Kansas Medical Center, playing crucial roles over the last several years as we saw dynamic growth in all of our educational, clinical, research and community engagement missions. He is enormously respected by his colleagues, his students, his fellow physicians and our community, and his vision will undoubtedly lead to more significant transformation in the years ahead."
From Dr. Girod:
"I am honored, humbled and ready to continue building excellence at the University of Kansas Medical Center. As we train future generations of health care professionals and continue to make world-changing discoveries in our laboratories and in our communities, we will be faced with tremendous challenges and opportunities — and we are blessed with extraordinary support from citizens, community leaders, donors, alumni and policymakers throughout the state of Kansas and across the state line in Missouri. I look forward to strengthening and expanding those relationships in an effort to improve the health of all."
Hear more from Dr. Girod on his plans and priorities for KUMC in A Conversation with Dr. Girod.
As Dr. Girod begins his role as executive vice chancellor, he will be meeting with alumni, stakeholders and the community in the next few months.
67th Annual Bohan Lecture
The 67th Annual Peter T. Bohan Lecture will feature Samantha Nutt, M.D., the author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid. Dr. Nutt will be speaking, answering questions and signing books while she's on campus. Join us on Tuesday, April 16 in the School of Nursing Auditorium.
Noon - Lecture
1 p.m. - Book signing
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-588-1255
Basketball Watch Party
The KUMC Alumni Basketball Watch Party will be on March 9 for the KU vs. Baylor game. It will be held at Johnny's Tavern in Overland Park, Kan. If you're in the Kansas City area, we hope you'll join us!
6765 W. 119th St.
Overland Park, KS
Saturday, March 9, 2013
4:30 p.m. - Social
5:00 p.m. - Tip-off
$15 ticket - includes 2 drink tickets, pizza and wings (while supplies last), and 10% off menu items.
Visit our basketball watch party
page for more information and to register.