Rainbow Extension closed starting Feb. 28; sidewalk closure Feb. 24
Rainbow Extension between Rainbow Boulevard and Southwest Boulevard will be closed Friday, Feb. 28, beginning at 9 a.m. for several months. Also, the sidewalk on the west side of Rainbow Boulevard will be closed on Monday, Feb. 24. Read more.
Last week to enroll in spouse coverage
Friday, Feb. 28, is the last day employees can purchase Optional Group Life Insurance (OGLI) coverage for spouses, begin participating in or add to their existing OGLI coverage. Read more.
Stuff that might interest you
ICD-10 informational resources: To help faculty, staff and students navigate the upcoming changes to the medical coding system, faculty in the Department of Health Information Management has created two informational videos providing you with a basic overview. Read more.
A food desert oasis
The only grocery store in Kansas City's Argentine neighborhood closed in 2006, leaving many of its 10,000 residents few options for obtaining healthy food. Natty Mabachi, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Kim Kimmanau, Ph.D., associate professor, family medicine, played a role in attracting a new grocery store with healthier food options to this area. Read more.
Researching new cures and therapies
Dr. Doug Girod, EVC, wrote an opinion piece in The Kansas City Star illustrating how KU Medical Center is a leader in translational research. Read more.
Feb. 27: Cookies & Compliance, 1-2 p.m., Wahl Hall West auditorium. Topics include vendor relations, export controls, and research integrity. No signup required. Cookies for the first 50 attendees will be provided. Contact Pat Dean-Love for more information.
BRAG IT UP
Lisette Jacobson, Ph.D., preventive medicine and public health teaching associate, School of Medicine-Wichita, had her Kansas breastfeeding evaluation study published as a book through Scholars' Press. Read more.
JUST FOR FUN
Congratulations to Therese Hecht, Janie Meeker, Charles Miller, Jackie Atkins, Carrie Sallee, Michele Mertz and James Stanford, who answered last week's trivia question correctly. Christine Weems was the first African-American woman to graduate from the KU School of Nursing in 1952.