Dec. 29, 2014

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A Healthy U tips for New Year

We hope everyone had a happy holiday! This coming new year, scrap the tired, old New Year's resolutions that normally just set you up to fail. Instead, let's simply commit to become a little bit healthier in 2015! Try one or two or all of the tips provided by Amber Long, M.Ed., director of Kirmayer Fitness Center and certified personal trainer. Read more.    

Stuff that might interest you

Continue the Conversation: The Jayhawk Way program has created a buzz on campus. The third wave of training finished in December, and participants from the first three waves have asked for ways to keep the momentum going. Continue the Conversation is designed to do just that. Read more.

Holiday lunch: More than 900 faculty and staff attended the 'Tis the Season holiday lunch Dec. 18. View photos and find out the winners of the prize drawings here.

2014 in photos: Check out a collection of images of School of Health Professions faculty, staff and students from the past year. View video .

High blood pressure and polycystic kidney disease

KU Medical Center is part of a large clinical trial that shows the benefits of rigorously controlling high blood pressure for patients with polycystic kidney disease. Jared Grantham, M.D., University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and Franz Winklhofer, M.D., associate professor, are co-authors of two papers outlining the results of the trial that have been published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more. 

Giving back for the holidays

The faculty, staff and students at KU Medical Center in 2014 continued a long tradition of helping others in the Kansas City metropolitan area and Kansas during the holiday season. Read more.


Dec. 30: Support the last onsite blood drive of the year, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Francisco Lounge in the Student Center. To sign up, click here and use code uofkansas. Remember, when you give blood, you give the gift of life. Contact Ryan Gove at 913-588-6681 with questions.

January: There will not be a computer recycling event in January. The next recycling date will be Friday, Feb. 6.

Feb. 16-May 11: Registration is now open for the Doctors as Educators program, a 13-session course that teaches doctors the theory and skills required to become excellent teachers in medical education. All current KU clinical and basic science faculty are invited to participate. Erica Howe, M.D., assistant professor, is the course instructor. For course description and registration information, visit the website.


The next issue will be Jan. 12, 2015. Email Carrie Brown or submit news items here.



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