Aug. 24, 2015

KUMed Central

Nightingale ceremony 
This year's incoming class of undergraduate nursing students participated in the "white coat" Nightingale Ceremony on Friday. The ceremony is considered an official entry for students to the School of Nursing. More photos will be available on the KUMC Alumni Association Facebook page this week.   

Run, Hide, Fight training

KU Medical Center will conduct a Run, Hide, Fight active shooter preparedness exercise Sept. 24 in collaboration with community police and fire departments, county offices and the hospital. Read Dr. Girod's message. Employees should take the Run, Hide, Fight training offered by emergency management. This training will help ensure you know what to do in a real-life shooter event. Read more.

Health Education Building construction and parking update

Construction on the new Health Education Building is scheduled to start Sept. 14. As part of the ongoing construction, there will be disruptions, including street and parking closures and detours as well as elevated noise and dust levels. The Health Education Building website will provide the latest construction schedule. Timed with construction, parking color zones will change and the confusing dual color zones will be eliminated, effective Sept. 14. Shuttle service will also be enhanced. Read more.

Welcome to our new employees

KU Medical Center welcomed its newest hires Aug. 17. Meet our new additions.

Stuff that might interest you

Employment and salary verification: KU Medical Center is now using The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verification for faculty, staff, students and retirees. This service is used for mortgage applications, reference checks, loan applications and other applications that require proof of employment. Read more.

Multi-touch instructor monitors: This summer TLT-Media has been replacing the older instructor monitors in classrooms and auditoriums with new HD multi-touch monitors. These new monitors offer great enhancements for teaching and learning. Read more.

Hawk Week: Hawk Week, the official student welcome, was Aug. 17-24 and included an array of activities to engage new students socially. View photos of the ice cream social. View more photos on the Student Services Facebook page.

Community Service Day: Students also took part in Community Service Day and spent a morning volunteering at various Wyandotte County community organizations. Watch video of students sharing why it's important to volunteer. Read more and view photos.

Farmers Markets pics: A Healthy U sponsored a Rosedale's Farmers Market Aug. 19. Faculty, staff and students enjoyed sampling and purchasing healthy produce and foods from area vendors. View photos. If you missed this one, plans are in the works to provide additional opportunities.

One hundred new swimmers: A program developed by KU's Department of Occupational Therapy Education to teach children with autism spectrum disorders how to swim has enrolled its 100th student. Read more.

Promoting healthy habits through classes: The Kansas City Star highlighted Leigh Wagner, RD, integrative medicine, on how she helps people eat more healthfully. Read more.


Aug. 25: Clinical integration town hall is canceled. Check the clinical integration website for the latest updates.

Aug. 26: Final onsite screening opportunity, Francisco Lounge. Once you have your biometric numbers, complete the mandatory Health Assessment Questionnaire. Read more.

Sept. 3–4: Give the gift of life at the next blood drive, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sept. 3 in Francisco Lounge and 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sept. 4 in Hixson Atrium (note new location). To sign up, click here and use code uofkansas. Contact Ryan Gove with questions.

Sept. 18–19: Earn CME/CNE credits and learn about adult stem cell therapy at the third annual Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine for physicians, scientists, nurses and other health care professionals, trainees, and the general public. Read more. 


When working in the heat, the three most important things to prevent heat-related medical conditions are water, rest and shade. Read more from the environment, health and safety office.


As of July 1, 2015, KU Medical Center has 552 residents/fellows on campus working in more than 65 core and specialty programs. Read more fun facts about our residents.


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Last modified: Aug 24, 2015