Feb. 9, 2015

KUMed Central

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Stuff that might interest you

Crane construction: Feb. 9-12, a crane will be set up on the 39th Street side of the Research Support Facility (RSF) to hoist steel to the roof. During this time frame, the westbound lane (closest to the RSF) will be closed off, narrowing westbound traffic to one lane and one turn lane in front of the RSF. Pedestrian traffic will be redirected to the sidewalk on the south side of 39th Street. These activities will not extend to Breidenthal or Dykes Library on 39th Street. Contact Nan Josephson, facilities management, at 913-208-5618 with questions.

Refresh Express: Dykes Library now houses a micro market, called Refresh Express, that offers grab-and-go food and drink for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Options include yogurt, cheese, sandwiches, salads and fruit, plus your normal array of snack foods, including healthier options. Starbucks coffee will be coming soon. Read more.

Toastmasters: If you want to develop your oral communication and leadership skills in a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, you should try out a KUMC Toastmasters International meeting. Toastmasters meets onsite every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming dates include Feb. 11, 18 and 25. View the schedule. If you want to find out more information about Toastmasters, visit their website. You may also contact Dan Arbuckle at 913-945-8652.

Health disparities webinar: "Addressing Health Disparities through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships" webinar series, hosted by Region VII Federal Partners, will be Thursday, Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. (CST). In recognition of Black History Month, the SOM family medicine department and Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community Partnership for Health will broadcast the webinar in 1049 SON. View the agenda (note: convert to CST).

Medical Device Summit: A neurology resident at KU Medical Center and a neurosurgery faculty member both won accolades for their business plans at the "Medical Devices: From Research to Patients"summit held at KU Medical Center Feb. 2. Read more.

President's Community Service Honor Roll: The University of Kansas was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year. KU Medical Center reported more than 26,000 hours of the 980,000 total hours KU reported, but we know that number captures only a fraction of what we're doing. If you are an organization that volunteers, or a service-learning course instructor, let us know so we can include your service hours in next year's President's Community Service Honor Roll report. 

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Feb. 9: Shuttle stop in Lot 100 (off Rainbow Extension) is now located outside the lot (approximately 50 feet from original location). Contact Parking Services at 913-588-5175 with questions.

Feb. 11: Welcome reception for Jamie Caldwell, executive director of the Research Institute and associate vice chancellor for research administration, 2:30-4 p.m., H. Edward Phillips Room. No RSVP necessary. Contact Jenny Laffey with questions.

Feb. 17: The Clinical Culture and Diversity Series presents "Working With an Interpreter in Healthcare," noon-12:50 p.m., G013 SON. Lunch will be provided by the Vietnam Cafe. This event is open to all health care providers and students and is sponsored by the Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity and the Office of International Programs. Add to your calendar.

Feb. 18 & 19: Onsite blood drive - note new time frames. We're experimenting with the time of drives to find those that best fit donors' schedules. View new times and why employee Lois Winningham donates regularly .


Donna Sweet, M.D., professor, SOM-Wichita, has been appointed chair of the board of directors of HarborPath, an organization that ensures people living with HIV and other complex chronic conditions can obtain their medications with ease. Read more.



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