Feb. 15, 2016

KUMed Central

Scott Bogart installing Green Spot signage 
New recycling stations: The new Green Spot stations are installed and ready for use! Be sure to stop by the Recycling Kickoff Event, noon-1 p.m. today in Murphy Lobby and other locations. Read more information about the recycling program, including the expectations for employees and students in offices and private areas to take their recycle and waste items to the green stations.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this recycling program possible, including the recycling committee, KUMC Auxiliary and the students for their support, past and present! Pictured: Scott Bogart in facilities management installed signage for the Green Spots.

Compensation statements now available

Total compensation statements for employees are now available. Log into the HR/Pay system, click on Self Service, Payroll and Compensation and My Total Rewards. You may view your total compensation package for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Contact Human Resources at 913-588-5087 with questions. 

Stuff that might interest you

HEB construction update: View the Health Education Building progress report for week ending Feb. 12.

New HSA bank: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Health Savings Accounts transitioned from US Bank to Optum. This should be a seamless transition for employees. Read the FAQs. Contact Human Resources at 913-588-5087 with questions.

Shuttle tracker: If you want to track the location of campus shuttles from your computer, iPhone or Android device, you can download the Fleetmatics Reveal Manager App from the parking website. Install the app from either iTunes or Google Play, and use kushuttle@kctg.com as the username and kumed123 as the password. 

R.A.D. training: The Office of Student Life is opening up its R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) training to female faculty and staff Feb. 25-26. R.A.D. training includes education, practice and aggressor simulation and is sponsored by the KUMC Police Department and the Division of Student Services. There is no cost to participate. Read more.

Alumni Award recipients: Congratulations to the 2016 Alumni Award Recipients! This year's group of inspiring honorees is dedicated to KU Medical Center, their communities and the health care profession. View the recipients' list.

Celebrate Black History Month: There are numerous events employees and students can attend to celebrate and honor African American and black history, including a clinical culture and diversity series program Feb. 16, a multicultural luncheon and a student and alumni panel discussion Feb. 17, Clendening research presentation Feb. 18 and a research panel and state of health in Wyandotte County panel Feb. 24. Read more.

Celebrate Chinese New Year: All employees are invited to the KUMC Chinese Student and Scholar Association's Spring Festival Gala Feb. 20 in the Student Center. Doors open at 4 p.m., and activities include games, Chinese clothing show, performance and authentic Chinese food, View flyer.

Bookstore to move: The KU Medical Center Bookstore will be closed March 12-20 and will reopen in its new location, G005 Orr-Major, March 21. This was previously the space for the Office of Student Life. Contact Susie Haydu with questions.

Top fundraising team: The Renal Avengers, which consists of faculty and staff from the Kidney Institute, are again the top Walk for PKD fundraising team in the Kansas City area. Renal Avengers raised $13,440 for the walk which benefits the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. View photo.

Safety corner: According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study covering 2001-2005, power tools caused an average of 400,000 visits to the emergency room each year. Read more from the environment, health and safety office .


Feb. 16: Welcome reception for Abiodun Akinwuntan, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, dean of the School of Health Professions, 3:30-5:30 p.m., School of Nursing Atrium. Open to everyone.

Feb. 17: Open house for the Office of Student Life's new location, G007 Wahl Hall West. Stop by anytime between 2-4 p.m. for snacks and drinks. Contact Ryan Gove with questions.

Feb. 19: United Way Lunch 'n Learn, noon-1 p.m., Battenfeld Auditorium. Come learn about the United Way and how it benefits our community. Anyone who has donated to the campaign can fill out a raffle for prize drawings. Lunch will be provided to the first 25 attendees. Add to your calendar.

Feb. 21: Nomination deadline has been extended for the EVC Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award will recognize faculty, staff, departments and organizations in their efforts to develop and enhance a more culturally diverse and inclusive campus. Read more.

March 1: Chancellor university update, 11 a.m., SON Auditorium. KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will share updates on KU accomplishments and opportunities. Add event to your calendar.


Michael Soares, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2016 Society for the Study of Reproduction's prestigious SSR Research Award. This award recognizes research excellence that meets the criteria of originality, experimental practices and leadership and will be presented at the 49th annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. in July.


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