July 14, 2014

KUMed Central

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

Stuff that might interest you

New shuttle stop: An additional KU Medical Center shuttle stop has been added at 39th and Rainbow to provide service to patients and visitors of the Kansas City Transitional Care Center. This shuttle will operate Monday through Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Contact Kevin Rowald at 913-588-5062 with questions.

KU Auxiliary grants: The KU Auxiliary projects/grant committee is accepting funding requests for the 2014-2015 year. The deadline to submit a request is Oct. 1 or when 50 requests have been submitted. The committee will only review the first 50. Read more.

Online photo gallery: Photo services has recently added more images to the online photo gallery in SharePoint. Accessible with your KU Medical Center user name and ID, you can download free images of the Kansas City campus. Read more.

Campus beautification: Have you checked out the latest beautification projects completed by landscape services? If not, stop and smell the flowers. View images.

Government relations director: Effective July 7, Robert J. McCormack will serve in a newly created position of government relations director. His role will be to advance the university's priorities related to health care policy, biomedical research, funding and higher education at the local, regional, state and federal levels. Read more.

Race for the Cure: Registration has started for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and The University of Kansas Cancer Center is again forming a team. This year's event is Aug. 10, and the deadline to register online is Aug. 1. Read more.

Helping rural families dealing with pediatric rheumatic diseases 

Carol Lindsley, M.D., professor of pediatric rheumatology, runs outreach clinics in rural Kansas so families don't have to travel hundreds of miles for treatment. Read more.  

Medical marijuana and brain disease 

Gary Gronseth, M.D., professor and chair of neurology, helped conduct a review on how useful medical marijuana is in treating the symptoms of patients with neurological diseases. Read more.

KU residents conduct cancer screenings in rural Kansas

School of Medicine urology and dermatology residents are conducting free cancer screenings in rural Kansas communities this summer as part of a program sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation. Read more.

In the news

Fox 4 talked to Lisa Mische Lawson, Ph.D., associate professor in occupational therapy education, about the importance of safety around water. KU's Austism Swims program works with children to teach them swimming skills and water safety. Watch video.


July 21: Jayhawk Way informational session, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wahl Hall West Auditorium. Find out if this professional development program is right for you. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 participants. Add event to your calendar.

July 31: Give the gift of life by donating blood at the next onsite blood drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Francisco Lounge in the Student Center. Go here to sign up. Click "Find a Drive" and use the code uofkansas. Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Ryan Gove at 588-6681 with questions.

July 31: Final reminder of the HealthQuest rewards program deadline. Complete the mandatory Health Assessment Questionnaire to earn 10 credits, and earn an additional 20 credits (for a total of 30) by July 31 to save $480 on 2015 health plan premiums. Read more.  


Bhaskar Das, Ph.D., associate professor, hematology and oncology, received the Boron in the Americas Award for his work in the field of boron chemistry. Using biological applications of boron-based compounds, he has developed novel therapeutics for treatment of diseases such as kidney diseases, brain cancer, Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders. 


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Last modified: Jul 11, 2014