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Cookies & Compliance

The compliance office is offering informational sessions every Thursday in February, from 1 to 2 p.m., Wahl Hall West auditorium. No signup required, and cookies for the first 50 attendees will be provided.

Feb. 13: Human Research Protection Program and HIPAA; Office of Animal Welfare

Feb. 20: Conflict of interest; Environment, Health and Safety Office

Feb. 27: Vendor relations, export controls, research integrity

For more information, contact Pat Dean-Love, business officer, at 913-588-5079.

Nominations due Feb. 14

Nominations for the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards and Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship are due in the Office of Academic Affairs by Friday, Feb. 14.

Faculty members with excellence in teaching while at KU Medical Center may be nominated by a faculty colleague, student, or alumnus for the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. The Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship recognizes sustained excellence in teaching and are awarded only to those who have demonstrated outstanding teaching competence over an extended period of a year.

To submit a nomination, write a letter with the nomination materials and deliver/send to Valarie Biscanin, Office of Academic Affairs, 5012 Wescoe, Mailstop 1040, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Call 913-588-1258 for more information.

Tornado drill March 4

A campus-wide tornado drill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. in conjunction with the state tornado drill.

It is critical that all faculty, staff and students on campus understand where to go and what to do during an actual tornado. Therefore, all members of campus will be expected to participate. In addition to preparing our faculty and staff for a tornado, the drill will help us determine if we have overflow in a particular shelter, giving us the opportunity to identify additional shelter locations if needed. For obvious reasons, we don't want to discover overflow issues during an actual event. Additionally, this drill will serve as valuable practice. While employees may know where to go and what to do, putting the information into action is the best way to remember during a crisis. 

The safety of our faculty, staff and students is a top priority, and that is why we ask that you take 15 minutes out of your day for this drill. A representative will be available in each building to help ensure a smooth process during the drill. We will send emails regarding the drill, along with reminders in upcoming issues of KUMed Central, but in the meantime, you should familiarize yourself with the procedures and where your shelter is located. That information, along with FAQs and other campus emergency preparedness processes can be found here. You may also contact Kelly Morken, emergency management coordinator, with questions.

Here's what you can expect the day of the tornado drill:

  • If you are at your computer, you should receive an Alertus Popup message.
  • If you are in a building, you should hear the Alertus Beacons sounding.
  • If you are outside, you should hear the county sirens sounding.
  • If you have signed up, you should receive a Rave Text message. If you are not signed up for Rave, please go here and sign up.
  • You know where your tornado shelter is and can get there safely.
Last modified: Feb 07, 2014