This year's incoming class of undergraduate nursing students participated in the "white coat" Nightingale Ceremony at Battenfeld Auditorium on Friday. It's the fourth year for the Nightingale Ceremony, considered an official entry for students to the School of Nursing. View photos.
Due to the Labor Day holiday schedule an accelerated payroll is required for pay period ending Aug. 30. All time and absence must be submitted and approved by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. If necessary please make special arrangements to fulfill this request via delegation. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Galloway, payroll manager, at 913-588-5137.
Joseph Fontes, Ph.D., Kenneth McCarson, Ph.D., and Moya Peterson, Ph.D., received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Teaching Summit in Lawrence on Aug 21. Read more.
Welcome to our new employees
KU Medical Center officially welcomed its newest hires on Aug. 25. Meet our new additions.
Stuff that might interest you
Power outage AAR: The After-Action Report for the power outage on Aug. 13 has been completed. In the report, sustainment and areas of opportunities are summarized, and we're pleased to report that several key items have already been resolved. Read more.
Helping occasional smokers kick the habit
A research team in the School of Medicine has been approved for a $2 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to address tobacco use among African-Americans who do not smoke on a daily basis. Nikki Nollen, Ph.D., associate professor of preventive medicine and public health, will lead the research project at KU. Read more.
Linda Redford, Ph.D., director of the Geriatric Education Center and the Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program at the Landon Center on Aging at KU Medical Center, has developed and implemented programs to help prisons meet the needs of the country's aging prisoners. Read more.
Aug. 26: EVC town hall, 1-2 p.m., SON auditorium. Dean Simari will provide a School of Medicine update, and Dr. Girod will discuss budget enhancement requests. ITV and live streaming will be available. Read more.
BRAG IT UP
John Dorsch, M.D., associate professor, Family and Community Medicine-Wichita, has been named a Health Care Hero by the Wichita Business Journal in the Health Care Educator category. Read more.
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