Feb. 10, 2014

KUMed Central

KU Medical Center was again hit by a major winter storm, but we were able to maintain essential operations, thanks to the tireless efforts of many. Read more

Welcome to our new employees

KU Medical Center officially welcomed its newest hires on Feb. 3. Meet our new additions.  

Upgrade to voice mail system

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, the KU Medical Center AVST voice mail system will undergo a significant upgrade in technology and capacity. This upgrade will require downtime periods on Friday night and Saturday during the day. Read more.      

Civil leadership program

KU Medical Center will host a civil leadership program, The Civility Connection: Building a Culture of Safety, Respect & Professionalism, on March 6. The program features Michael S. Woods, M.D., KU Alumnus and author of the Joint Commission Resources book, Civil Leadership: The Final Step to Achieving Safety, Quality, Innovation, and Profitability in Health Care. Two program options are available for KU Medical Center faculty and staff members and The University of Kansas Hospital employees. Read more.

Stuff that might interest you

Update to VPN and remote access: In the coming days a new service will be rolled out called Direct Access that will allow users of university-owned laptops to connect off campus to many KU Medical Center network resources without needing to use a virtual private network (VPN), including mapped drives (G:) and the Outlook email client. Read more.

Basketball watch party: Alumni, faculty, staff and friends attended the KU vs. Texas basketball watch party on Saturday, Feb. 1, sponsored by the KU Medical Center Alumni Association. View photos.

Vitamin C and cancer

Qi Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics and the Department of Integrative Medicine, and other scientists have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. Read more.

KUMed Central

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Feb. 13: Compliance & Cookies, 1 to 2 p.m., Wahl Hall West auditorium. No signup required, and cookies for the first 50 attendees will be provided. Read more.

Feb. 14: Nominations for the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards and Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship are due in the Office of Academic Affairs. Read more.

March 4: A campus-wide tornado drill, 1:30 p.m. Everyone is expected to take part. Read more.  


Jason Rucker, Ph.D., clinical instructor, is the recipient of the Neurology Section's Post-Professional Student Research Award. More


It is critical that our faculty, staff and students on campus know where to go and what to do during an actual tornado. That is why we expect all campus members to take part in the annual tornado drill March 4. We want to prepare our faculty and staff for an actual tornado event and determine beforehand if we have overflow in a particular shelter. Your safety is a top priority! More info here.


Congratulations to Ursula Carrillo, Jim Bellamy, Tammy Brimmer, Joan Lewis-Wambi, Janie Meeker, Tammy Osborn, Sherry Kennedy, Kahlia Ford and Terry Busch, who answered last week's trivia question correctly with Edward Vernon Williams, M.D. View last week's and this week's question.

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