Feb. 23, 2015

KUMed Central

new employees

Welcome to our new employees. Meet our new additions.

Energy conservation update

Since we began our conservation efforts, we've seen a year-over-year reduction in electricity and water consumption. In FY14, electricity dropped by 2 percent and water consumption decreased by 16.8 percent. Gas consumption increased by 0.43 percent, but this increase is attributed to the arctic blasts that created a colder winter in FY14 as compared to the same period in FY13. Thank you to everyone for doing your part. For a refresher on how you can help save energy on campus, read the energy conservation tips.

Stuff that might interest you

Budget committee hearing: KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Doug Girod, M.D., EVC, both testified to the House Education Budget Committee and Senate Ways & Means Subcommittee on Education during the committees' hearings on universities in the Board of Regents system. View their presentations.

Administrative Management Institute: You are invited to sign up for KU Medical Center's first Administrative Managers Institute beginning March 4.You will hear from areas of the organization about key business processes, emerging issues and solutions to common problems that department administrative mangers face. Read more.

Wounded Warrior scholarships: The University of Kansas is offering the Wounded Warrior Scholarship for qualified military service members, veterans, primary caregivers and surviving spouses/children studying or admitted to KU. Read more. See a list of other scholarship opportunities specifically for military, veterans and their families.

Chancellor's report: Check out the 2015 Chancellor's Report that demonstrates how KU innovations strengthen Kansas.

Singing Valentines: Members of Doctors' Notes delivered singing valentines to faculty, staff and students at KU Medical Center Feb. 17. View photos.

Watch Party pics: Alumni, guests and friends helped cheer the Jayhawks to victory at the annual watch party hosted by the KUMC Alumni Association. View photos.

In the news

The KU School of Medicine Salina campus is cited in the Wall Street Journal's article on innovation in medical schools. Read more.

A natural approach to preventing breast cancer

Carol Fabian, M.D., researcher at KU Cancer Center, is studying whether a basic building block of the human body could be a key in preventing breast cancer. Read more.

Share your news

Tell us what is going on in your area so we can spread the news more widely. Submit your news items or email Carrie Brown with news items or feedback.


Feb. 24: National Cancer Institute webinar "Putting Public Health Evidence into Action" at 1 p.m. Hope Krebill, MCA's executive director, will be a panelist. The presentation is for medical professionals, but is open everyone. Register here.

Feb. 25: Continue the Conversation, an extension of The Jayhawk Way, 9-10 a.m., 4016 Varnes. Talk with other alumni about experiences, challenges and successes. Add to your calendar.

March 3: Campus-wide tornado drill, 1:30 p.m. All faculty, staff and students are expected to participate. Go to the emergency management website for shelter locations and emergency processes. Preview the emergency alert tone and all-clear tone.

March 11: Academy of Medical Educators Spring Event, Educational Scholarship - Everything You Always Wanted to Know, 11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. John W. Saultz, M.D., Department of Family Medicine professor and chair at Oregon Health & Science University, is the presenter. View the agenda and sign up.


After 17 devoted years, Phyllis Campbell, residency administrator in the Department of Anesthesiology is retiring. Read more.


Each day the medical and research staff on campus handle thousands of hypodermic needles. Once the cap has been removed, it is standard practice not to recap the needle for several reasons. Read more.


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Last modified: Feb 23, 2015