April 13, 2015

KUMed Central

Med student exercises consistently
A Healthy U: First-year medical student Vicki Otano has exercised on and off throughout her life. But as her schedule would fill up, exercise would fall by the wayside. This on/off routine changed after she attended the School of Medicine orientation and heard one of the presenters talk about the importance of students taking care of themselves. Read more.   

Campus proclamation for a brighter future

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The week of April 13, the Office of Student Life will be hosting a series of programs dedicated to creating a safer campus through the prevention of campus sexual violence and promotion of healthy sexuality. As part of this week, there will be a campus proclamation posted around campus that students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read and sign. Read the proclamation.

150 Trees beautification campaign

Support KU Medical Center's 150 Trees campaign - our goal is to plant 150 trees across the campus. Planting trees will add to the beauty of our landscape, while improving air quality and providing oxygen, shade and wildlife habitat, plus so much more. Each tree is $250 and can be purchased by departments, groups or individuals, and you can select the area of campus where you want your tree planted. Click here to purchase your tree and view the campus zones. Be sure to attend the Murphy Courtyard event April 27 to hear a campaign update. If you missed Dr. Girod's message about the campaign and courtyard event, read it here.

Stuff that might interest you

Updates on Sudler construction: Construction will now last through July 25. The west courtyard doors and access from the Eaton and Sudler link side will remain open into the ground floor of Sudler, providing access to Photo and Graphic Services.The Sudler Auditorium elevator (from ground to third floor) is still available to access Photo and Graphic Services and into Eaton.

Open payments registration for physicians: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will publish information about financial relationships between physicians and health care manufacturers on its website June 30, 2015. To ensure accuracy, physicians should review their information now. Registration in the system is required to access data. The current deadline to dispute data is May 21. For information on how to register or dispute data, go to the KUMC Conflict of Interest website.

Senator visits labs: Senator Jerry Moran toured the research laboratories at KU Medical Center's Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology April 6 where he received an update on current research projects. Read more and view photo.

Best medical schools: Business Insider asked a panel of 15 doctors with different backgrounds and specialties to list which schools they believe train the best primary care doctors based on their experience and professional opinion. Find out where KU Medical Center ranked.

Community Supported Agriculture: Enrollment is now open for the KU Medical Center Community Supported Agriculture program. Sign up to reserve a spot. Orders will be ready for pickup from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning June 2 to Sept. 29 in Francisco Lounge. Download flier or visit the website for more information.

In the news

NCI Corsortium: Children's Mercy Hospital is joining The University of Kansas Cancer Center's National Cancer Institute Consortium. Officials gathered at a news conference April 8 to announce the partnership. Read Business Journal article.

Dr. Tsue featured: Terry Tsue, M.D., professor and vice chairman in Otolaryngology, is featured in a KCPT special on cancer in KC. Watch special.


April 17–20: Cambridge garage will be closed beginning 10 p.m. Friday, April 17, until 3 a.m. Monday, April 20. Use Bluff parking garage. All patients and guests will be directed to the Olathe II parking garage. Permitted parking is not allowed in the Olathe II parking garage this weekend.

April 24: Nomination deadline for the WIMS Rising Star Award and WIMS Soaring Star Award. The purpose of both awards is to give recognition to and promote the accomplishments of women in the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing. 

April 28: Clinical integration town hall, 7:30–8:30 a.m., Wahl Hall West Auditorium. Open to all employees. Visit the Clinical Integration town hall page for presenter information and how to submit a question.

May 14: Mark your calendar for the A Healthy U kick-off and Walk @ Work event, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. More details to come.

May 14: Next onsite biometric screening event, Francisco Lounge. Once you have your biometric numbers, complete the mandatory Health Assessment Questionnaire, which will earn you 10 credits towards your HealthQuest rewards. Read more.  


Spring is in the air, but the changing of seasons brings with it the possibilities for severe weather. Now is a good time to make sure you know what to do in the event of hazardous weather. Email emergency management with any questions.


Click here for an online version of Advances, The University of Kansas Hospital's bi-weekly news publication.


Email Carrie Brown with news items. Click here for the April 6 issue.


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