Aug. 31, 2015

KUMed Central

HEB groundbreaking

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Health Education Building took place Aug. 27. This new facility will help train a greater number of physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals for Kansas. View photos of the ceremony.

Construction is slated to begin Sept. 14 which will cause some traffic and noise disruptions. Visit the Health Education Building website to stay up-to-date on the construction timeline.

Conflict of interest certifications

Faculty, unclassified staff and research collaborators will receive their FY2016 Annual Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure certification beginning this week (week of Aug. 31). A notification with a link to the COI certification will be sent from KU-Lawrence, and you are expected to complete the certification within 30 days of receipt. Read more.

Stuff that might interest you

Shuttle service update: Effective Sept. 1, 2015, parking services will enhance the shuttle service with additional shuttle buses. Read more.

Parking update: Effective Sept. 14 in conjunction with the Health Education Building construction, parking color zones will change and the dual color zones will be eliminated. Additionally, parking lot 50 south of the Hemenway building will be closed and the red parking lot 97 north of Bluff garage (the 2200 block of W. 36th Ave.) will open. View map.

Jayhawk Way: The next wave of KU Medical Center's professional development training program, The Jayhawk Way, begins in late September and is open to all employees. This program will help you develop leadership skills and enhance personal effectiveness. Read more.

Miracle Challenge: Form a team for Children's Miracle Network's Miracle Challenge, a 27-day wellness challenge that encourages you to achieve fitness goals while raising money for our pediatrics department. Read more and watch video. Participating in this challenge will count as an A Healthy U fall event, and if you take your Miracle Challenge registration receipt to Kirmayer, you'll also receive a free trial week.

Rosedale Retro Run: As part of A Healthy U, KU Medical Center has formed a collaboration with the Rosedale Development Association to help promote and support their walking/bike trails and other health-focused initiatives. All employees and students are invited to take part in the Rosedale Retro Run on Sept. 19. This 5k/Fun Run has an '80s theme and costume contest, and all proceeds will help improve sidewalks and trails in Rosedale. Read more.

Alumni weekend: Mark your calendars for KU Medical Center's alumni reunion weekend Oct. 2-3. Read more.

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There will be no issue of KUMed Central Sept. 7 due to the Labor Day holiday. The weekly schedule will resume Sept. 14. Click here for the Aug. 24 issue.


Sept. 3-4: Support 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. 13: Join The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Race for the Cure team. Register by 9 p.m. Sept. 4. Read more.

Sept. 15: Sitting is the New Smoking Lunch 'n Learn sponsored by A Healthy U, noon-1 p.m., SON B018. John Thyfault, Ph.D., associate professor in molecular and integrative physiology, will share the science behind why sitting is the new smoking and talk about the importance of getting up from your desk regularly. Read more and register.

Sept. 15: WIMS "Dual Careers Across the Academic Continuum" program for anyone interested in dual academic careers, noon-1 p.m., Clendening Auditorium. Register here.

Sept 26: Register now for the Tour de BBQ. Riders get to sample the best KC barbecue along the ride. Funds will support The University of Kansas Cancer Center Survivorship Transition Clinic, a program for young adult survivors of pediatric cancer. Read more and register.


Carol Fabian, M.D., professor in hematology/oncology and director of the Breast Cancer Prevention Center; Brantley Thrasher, M.D., professor and chair of urology; and Shaker Dakhil, M.D., SOM-Wichita clinical professor in hematology/oncology, were named to the Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list in Newsweek's Dispatches from the War on Cancer issue. Read more.


Last modified: Aug 31, 2015