April 14, 2014

KUMed Central

Jeff Thomas
Congratulations to Jeff Thomas, associate director of customer support, who has received the Superior Supervisor award. Although Jeff supervises 19 employees and oversees a department that could be perceived as a highly stressful environment, Jeff is always cool, calm, and collected. Read more.

Clarification on online parking registration

KU Medical Center recently announced its new online parking registration system that will allow you to register and update your vehicle information online anytime. By now, you should have received a personalized email with login instructions. You need to click on the link contained in your personalized email and create your parking account by July 1, which is when the new parking system will be implemented. Read a few points of clarification.   

Opt-in for printed 2015 open enrollment materials

Beginning with Plan Year 2015, open enrollment materials will be available exclusively on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website. You must opt-in by May 2 to receive printed materials. Read more

Stuff that might interest you

Student Research Forum winners: The awards banquet was held April 3 where the winners of the 2014 Student Research Forum were announced. Read the list of winners.

Pow wow volunteers: It's almost time for the 8th Annual Health and Wellness Pow Wow, sponsored by the Center for American Indian Community Health and American Indian Health & Research Alliance. It takes many people to make this event successful, so organizers are seeking volunteers to help. Read more.

The Exercise Cure: Join KU Medical Center and Rainy Day Books co-sponsored author event May 1. Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of "The Exercise Cure" will be at the Unity Temple on the Plaza for a presentation and book-signing event. Register here. This event is part of the 2014 Exercise is Medicine Conference May 2. Registration for the conference is free and lunch is provided, but space is limited to 150. Download flier.

Bohan lecture: Rye Barcott, author of "It Happened on the Way to War," shared his stories and autographs during the annual Bohan Lecture April 8. View photos.

Vitamin B and alcoholism

KU Medical Center researchers, led by lead author Ann Manzardo, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, designed a study to test if people with drinking problems could benefit from taking a high potency thiamine supplement. Women who took high doses of the vitamin thiamine drank less alcohol. Read more.

In the news

Jessie Husinga, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Landon Center on Aging, talked with KCTV5's Carolyn Long about multiple sclerosis. Watch video.

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Studies of hearing loss and a leading cause of blindness in children took top prizes at the recent Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. Greta Stamper, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Hearing and Speech, and Bliss O'Bryhim, Ph.D., in the M.D/Ph.D program, won awards. Read more.


April 15: Corporate Challenge lunch 'n learn, noon-1 p.m., 1051 Wescoe. Find out everything you want to know about participating in this year's games. Sign up.

April 16: Last day to complete your Corporate Challenge waiver. If you are new, click "create profile," and use company name University of Kansas Medical Center. Enter company password "kumed13" and complete your profile. If you are a returning participant to Corporate Challenge, enter your email and password. Sign the waiver.

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Allen Greiner, M.D., professor in the Department of Family Medicine, has earned a 2014 University Scholarly Achievement Award, which recognizes mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. Read more.

Kim Templeton, M.D., professor of orthopedic surgery, has been selected to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame winners are exemplary KU alumnae, faculty and staff women, who through their significant contributions and achievements, overall impact and outstanding character serve as role models for students. Read more.


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Last modified: Apr 14, 2014