April 20, 2015

KUMed Central

New employees

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Refreshed recycling efforts

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and this year marks the 45th anniversary of the worldwide event! The Earth Day Network's year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide. At KU Medical Center, we are helping to support that mission here at home with a refreshed recycling program on campus led by Facilities Management and a dedicated committee. Read more.

Stuff that might interest you

Compliance moves to Fairway: Beginning the week of April 20, the Office of Compliance and the IRB office will be located in the Fairway North Office Building at 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway. Read more.

Crane work: Thursday, April 23, 6 a.m.-4 p.m., a crane will be set up on the south side of the Research Support Facility on 39th Street taking up two of the westbound lanes. During this time, westbound traffic will use the turn lane. Directional signs will be in place. Contact Nan Josephson, facilities management, at 913-588-9001 with questions.

KU honors 20 women: Twenty women were honored April 7 during the 2015 Women's Recognition Banquet and six women, including Barbara Lukert, M.D., 1956 and 1960 KU alumna and professor of medicine emerita, endocrinology and metabolism at KU Medical Center, were inducted into the KU Women's Hall of Fame. Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, doctoral student, received the Outstanding Woman Student in Leadership Award. Read more.

Military and veterans honor cords: Last year, KU Medical Center began recognizing graduating student veterans and faculty veterans attending graduation by bestowing them with red, white and blue honor cords to wear during Commencement. Cords will again be provided at no cost to eligible students and faculty. Read more.

Rosedale Retro Run: As part of A Healthy U, and to be a good community partner and neighbor, KU Medical Center is collaborating with the Rosedale Development Association to help promote and support their walking/bike trails and other health-focused initiatives. The Rosedale Retro Run is a 5k run/walk for all skill levels to celebrate the opening of Phase 2 of the Rozarks Trails. Download flier. Register here by May 7.

A new tool for student-run free clinics

KU School of Medicine student Madeline Crawford has created an app designed to help the medical students who volunteer and provide care at the JayDoc Free Clinic. Read more.

In the news

Alzheimer's studies: Fox 4 talked to Jeff Burns, M.D., Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology, about a new Alzheimer's study that's taking a different approach. Watch video.

Doc for a Day: Students in Salina got some insight into what it's like to be a physician at the Doc for a Day program at the KU School of Medicine-Salina. Read news article.


April 20-21: Onsite blood drive, April 20, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; April 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Francisco Lounge. To sign up, click here and use code uofkansas. Walk-ins are welcome.

April 22: Deadline to complete the child care needs survey. Read more and take the survey.

April 24: Olathe I garage will be closed at 10 p.m. for cleaning and reopen Sunday, April 26, when the cleaning is complete. Park in the Bluff and Olathe II garages.

April 26: Annual Memorial Service, hosted by the Spiritual Care and Palliative Care Team, 2 p.m., Battenfeld Auditorium. Light refreshments will follow. Read more. RSVP by emailing your name to memorial@kumc.edu.

May 3: Outpacing Melanoma 5k run/walk, 8 a.m. at Corporate Woods in Overland Park, Kan. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Center. Register by April 30. Read more.

May 4: Melanoma Monday, free skin cancer screening to the first 100 people, 1-5 p.m., Dermatology Clinic, 4th floor of the Medical Office Building. Call 913-588-4719 or email bgroneman@kumc.edu to reserve a spot. This is the largest free skin cancer screening event in the area .


This week's Safety Corner, highlighting the importance and process of proper glass disposal, is in honor of Earth Day, which is April 22. Read more.


Submit your news items or email Carrie Brown with news items or feedback. Click here for the April 13 issue.


Last modified: Apr 20, 2015