Enhancements in Facilities Management: Under the leadership of Ronn Fowler, associate vice chancellor, Facilities Management is changing a few of their processes in an effort to support a culture of safety and enhance customer service. The formation of the new Safety Assurance Team, led by Jim Lorenz, assistant director, is one way the department is fostering a safety culture. This team of six is dedicated to meeting safety compliance standards and resolving issues for a four million-square-foot campus that includes 43 buildings. Read more.
Front row – Mike Cotton, Jose Cisneros, Jim Lorenz; back row –Glen Ingram, Myron Sallard, Sean Mahoney
Stuff that might interest you
Faculty Appreciation Day: KUMC Inter-professional Committee and the Student Governing Council hosted their Annual Faculty Appreciation Day April 21 as a way to honor faculty for their dedication and guidance. Faculty from all three schools were invited to enjoy food and musical entertainment. View photos.
Dean Miller honored: Karen Miller, Ph.D., was honored at her last School of Health Professions faculty meeting as dean April 22. She's been dean of the School of Nursing since 1996 and School of Health Professions since 1998. She is stepping down as dean in June but will remain on the faculty of both schools. View photos. Check out the video of Dean Miller saying good-bye to Baby Jay.
Patriot Award: Edward Ellerbeck, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Theresa Shireman, Ph.D., professor in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, were presented the Patriot Award which honors supervisors for their support of guard and reserve members. Read more and view photo.
International Educational Experience Showcase: Three students who traveled to India last summer as Robinson Scholars shared their experiences at the International Education Experience Showcase, sponsored by the Office of International Education. The students - one each from the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions - were chosen for podium presentations at the event, which featured poster exhibits by KUMC students who traveled during the past year. Read more and view photos.
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.
Images of Aging photo contest: The Landon Center on Aging is sponsoring an "Images of Aging" photo contest to showcase the many faces of older adults. The winning photos will be selected by a panel of judges, and the contest will run April 15-May 15. Read more.
University Press website: A new website has now launched that enables the University Press of Kansas to engage with social media, offer samples of books, and sell books online directly to consumers. View website.
Community Supported Agriculture: Open enrollment for the KUMC Community Supported Agriculture (fruits, vegetables and meat) is going on now, and the deadline to enroll is May 15. There are four different sizes and payment options offered to meet your family's needs and budget. Download flier or visit the website for more information.
Healthy Communities Wyandotte newsletter: Check out ways to get active this spring with a list of upcoming events that will promote getting more physically active in Wyandotte County. Read newsletter.
Rosedale Development Association newsletter: Are you a resident of the Rosedale community? If so, be sure to take part in the survey. You can also learn more about Rosedale's Bike Month events. Read newsletter.
Partnering to improve the health of zoo animals
Richard Dubinsky, M.D., professor of neurology, has been providing assistance and advice to the Kansas City Zoo when animals are suffering from neurological conditions. Read more.
In the news
The Kansas City Business Journal named Roy Jensen, M.D., professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and director, KU Cancer Center, one of the 100 most powerful people in KC business. Read more.