Jan. 4, 2016

KUMed Central

New hires Dec. 21, 2015

Welcome to our new employees! Meet our new additions.

Traffic disruption effective Jan. 9, 2016

As part of The University of Kansas Hospital's Cambridge North Tower project, traffic on 39th Street and Cambridge Drive will be altered beginning Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Signage for all detours will be posted. Read more and view detour map.

Inclement weather procedures reminder

If a declaration of inclement weather is issued, KU Medical Center will communicate with faculty, staff and students via Rave texts, Critical Information emails, news stations, website and information hotline. These notifications will include any delays of operations and/or cancellation of classes. The Medical Center will remain open for business and will hold classes as scheduled unless particularly hazardous weather conditions threaten the area. Read more.  

Stuff that might interest you

HEB construction update: View the Health Education Building progress report for week ending Dec. 24 and the progress report for week ending Dec. 31.

Free biometric screenings: Take advantage of free onsite biometric screenings beginning Jan. 6. Obtaining your biometric numbers is the first step in an easy three-step process to save $240 on your health plan premium for Plan Year 2017. Read more and sign up for a screening.

Accelerated payroll schedule: Due to the upcoming New Year's and Martin Luther King Day holidays, payroll deadlines have changed. All time and absence must be submitted and approved on the Friday before the end of the pay period. Contact Debbie Winter or Kelly Murphy with questions.

Campus-wide leadership series: All employees are invited to take part in the leadership series, "Stories of Leaders: How They Do or Did It," which presents highly successful professional leaders in all fields. The first series presentation will be noon-1 p.m., Jan. 15, SON Auditorium. Gina Danner, CEO, NextPage, and leadership consultant, will talk about "2015 World Series Lessons in Life & Business." Sign up. Future speakers include Aram Demirjian, Kansas City Symphony; Lee Norman, M.D., The University of Kansas Hospital; Tami Greenberg, Ronald McDonald House; and Bill Self, KU basketball.

Update for Internet Explorer: If you have a KU Medical Center purchased Windows-based computer, the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser will be updated to the most current version on Jan. 11. Some minor configuration settings will be updated as well that relate to caching and trusted sites. Read more.

Top 2015 stories: We bring to a close another newsworthy year at KU Medical Center. The faculty, researchers and students - and the work they do - made national and international news in 2015. Read more.

Frontiers grants: Grant funds are available through the Frontiers Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program to provide junior and established investigators research funds to support the development of clinical or translational pilot/feasibility studies and novel methods development in high-priority research areas. Letter of intent is due Feb. 1 with the application due March 1. Read more.

Research series: The Diabetes Institute will host a series of research talks on Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11 and May 9, noon-1 p.m., Clendening Auditorium. The Jan. 11 talk will be given by Patricia Kluding, Ph.D., professor and chair in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, on "Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behavior in people with diabetic neuropathy." Add the Jan. 11 event to your calendar.

Party pics: Faculty and staff enjoyed the annual Tis the Season employee holiday lunch Dec. 17. View photos.


Jan. 6: Free Wellness Wednesday Fitness Yoga class, 12:15-1 p.m., Kirmayer Fitness Center. Register here and click on the Events tab.

Jan. 12: "Demystifying Islam: Yes Your Doctor is Muslim" Family Medicine Grand Rounds, noon-1 p.m., SON Auditorium. Learn about the Muslim faith as Moben Mirza, M.D., assistant professor in urology surgery, shares his wisdom and insights on how the Muslim faith influences his personal and professional life. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion and ask questions. Add to your calendar.

Jan. 19: Nomination deadline for the Chancellor's University Scholarly Achievement Award. Read more.

Jan. 26: Blood drive, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Hixson Atrium. All participating donors will receive a $5 QuikTrip gift card. To sign up, click here and use code uofkansas. Contact Ryan Gove with questions.


Martha Baird, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nursing, has been inducted as a Scholar in the Transcultural Nursing Society, an honor that recognizes her for demonstrating exemplary creative leadership. Baird was also appointed associate editor for the Journal of Transcultural Nursing and to serve on the Board of the Jewish Vocational Services.


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