July 1, 2013

KUMed Central

Welcome to our new employees. Meet our new additions here.  

Good luck to our residents

On Sunday, June 30, 128 residents and fellows completed their training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Read more.     

Stuff that might interest you

AED program changed to improve efficiency: As a result of an in-depth evaluation by the safety committee, the locations and the number of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is changing. Read more.

Scheduling classrooms: TLT-Media classrooms, auditoriums, and conference rooms are now open for scheduling through May 2014. To schedule a room, please contact TLT at 913-588-7326 or tlt-media@kumc.edu.

KUMC loves Macs: Despite the rumors, support for university or UKP-owned Macintosh computers is available on campus and your options are expanding. For more information on how to buy a Mac, what you can do with it now (and what you can't), what's currently supported, and changes that are coming later in 2013, click here.

Grants to SOM faculty: The Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund awards grants to School of Medicine faculty members to encourage innovation in teaching and evaluation in medical education. The KU Medical Alumni Association provided $100,000 for this year's grant cycle. Read more.

Cancer Center membership: The University of Kansas Cancer Center is now accepting applications for new membership. Researchers and clinicians associated with the KU, KU Medical Center, and affiliated organizations are eligible to be considered for membership. Read more about the responsibilities and benefits of membership.

In Memory page: The Office of Communications has created a new way to pay tribute to members of the KU Medical Center community who have died. Read more  

Using technology to reduce infections

A new telemedicine study led by Carol Smith, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing faculty, is investigating how iPad technology can be used to reduce intravenous blood stream infections and help improve the lives for these patients as well as the family members who care for them at home. Read more.


July: There will be no computer recycling/equipment disposal event this month. The next one will be Aug. 2.

July 4: Independence Day - official state holiday. Enjoy the fireworks, but have a safe holiday. Freshen up on firework safety.


Robert Klein, Ph.D., has been named Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, effective July 15. Read more.

Diane Ebbert, Ph.D., assistant professor of family medicine and director of advanced practice programs in the School of Nursing, has been named the Kansas recipient of the State Award for Excellence from the American Association for Nurse Practitioners. Read more.

Christine Daley, Ph.D., has been named President-Elect, and Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PT, Ph.D., has been named Secretary-Elect for Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS). Read more about WIMS.


Who am I? This School of Medicine graduate developed and marketed KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce in 1977. Email your answer.


If you have a news item you would like included in KUMed Central, submit the information by Wednesday for the following Monday's issue. You can also email Carrie Brown, internal communications manager. Your feedback is also welcome. 

Last modified: Jul 22, 2013