Jan. 12, 2015

KUMed Central

Arbor Day
With help from students, the Landscape & Campus Beautification team planted a Brandywine Red Maple tree on Arbor Day. This is the beginning of efforts to transform our campus and community, improving aesthetics, wildlife habitat, and the quality and sustainability of the environment. Pictured: Vince Loffredo, Eric Towe, Danny Hicks, and Susanna Greusel.   

Construction, closures and detours

Construction for The University of Kansas Hospital's Cambridge North Tower has started, requiring some road closures and detours. Read more.

Welcome to our new employees

KU Medical Center officially welcomed its newest hires Jan. 5. Meet our new additions.

Stuff that might interest you

W-2s now available: Employees who consented to receive their W-2s electronically can print them off now. If you did not consent, printed copies should arrive by the end of January. You should verify your address is correct because W-2s that return to the post office as undeliverable will not be sent to payroll this year. Read more.

Holiday schedule: Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, payroll, parking and shuttle schedules will be adjusted. Read more.

SON dean search: In light of Dr. Karen Miller stepping down from her position of dean next summer, Dr. Girod has assembled a search committee to begin identifying candidates for a new dean of the School of Nursing and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Read more.

Classrooms scheduling: TLT-Media classrooms, auditoriums and conference rooms are now open for scheduling through December 2015. To schedule a room, please send an email request or call 913-588-7326.

TLT-Media rate changes: Effective July 1, there will be rate increases for TLT-Media event support and technical support. Please refer to the TLT-Media website for specific information.

Rural photographer winners: View the winning photos for the 2014 Rural Kansas Photography contest. Click here for the names of the winners.

Advancing mobile health innovation: KU Medical Center is partnering with Sprint and Techstars to mentor healthcare entrepreneurs and will be creating programming to help students, faculty and employees connect with the Techstars network in the beginning of 2015. Read the press release. For more information, contact Anurag Patel, Josh Leonard or Michael Harmelink.

KU Medical Center in the news

The faculty, researchers and students at KU Medical Center - and the work they do - made local, regional and national headlines in 2014. Read more.

KU Medical Center joins network for interprofessional teaching and practice

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has announced that KU Medical Center will be the next site for its Nexus Innovations Incubator, which will help accelerate interprofessional practice and education. The grant will enable KU Medical Center to take its experience in interprofessional education and practice into rural areas of the state. Read more.

How to handle 5,000 new patients

KU School of Medicine-Wichita graduates Shana Jarmer and Lacie Gregory took on thousands of new patients when two family medicine clinics closed last year in Sumner County, Kansas. Read more.

Share your news

Submit your news items. You can also email Carrie Brown with news items or feedback. The next issue of KUMed Central will be Jan. 26.


Jan. 14: Continue the Conversation, an extension of The Jayhawk Way, 11 a.m.-noon, SON atrium. Talk with other alumni about experiences, challenges and successes. Add to your calendar.

Jan. 16: KUMC International Outreach's Annual Silent Auction, 5-8 p.m., SON atrium. All proceeds will go towards health care for under-served populations in Guatemala and Panama. View flier.

Jan. 22: Mystery of the Blue Highway: Engaging Community in Research presentation by SOM alumnus Jack Westfall, noon-1 p.m., B018 SON. View flier.

Jan. 28-29: Start off the New Year right and support the onsite blood drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Francisco Lounge. The Community Blood Center is experiencing a critical shortage of blood supply with less than one day of inventory on the shelves. To sign up, click here and use code uofkansas. Read more.

Feb. 2: Medical Devices: From Research to Patients Summit, 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., SON auditorium. The summit goal is to inspire collaboration among attendees to help build and grow a robust medical device industry. Call for abstracts deadline is Jan. 16. Read more.

Feb. 14: KUMC Alumni Basketball Watch Party, 11:30 a.m., Johnny's Tavern in Overland Park. Cost is $15 per person and advance registration is required. Read more.  


Kim Templeton, M.D., professor of orthopedic surgery, has been selected as the Performance Measure Oversight Chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Performance Measure Workgroup. She has also received a Group Achievement Award from Johnson Space Center for her work on a project and publication published in the Journal of Women's Health. Read more.


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