July 21, 2014

KUMed Central

James Hawthorne

Congratulations to James Hawthorne, assistant director in facilities management, who has received the Employee of the Quarter award. Ask any colleague and he or she will tell you that James is a dedicated, positive employee with a strong commitment to customer service. Read more.

Stuff that might interest you

Murphy Courtyard renovations: To prepare for construction, Murphy Courtyard will be permanently closed effective Aug. 1. If you have renovation ideas for the courtyard, you are encouraged to share them. You may also view photos from the groundbreaking ceremony that was held July 14. Read more.

Training classes: Sign up now for new Stump the Experts training courses on Microsoft Office products. This training is ideal for those who need one-on-one assistance with Word and Excel. Training is provided by Information Resources' Customer Support department. Read more.

Survey for researchers: Information Resources (IR) is identifying opportunities to better support our research community. If you are involved in research, you are invited to take a survey that asks questions about research storage and equipment needs, research support and maintenance cycles and other opportunities that IR could more fully support research. Take the survey. Contact Melissa Nickel, project manager, at 913-588-4909 with questions.

Just for fun

Who am I? This early KU School of Medicine faculty member was ranked among the most accomplished surgical pathologists of his time and amassed more than 150,000 specimen slides during his career. He carried clinical specimens in a bucket on the train from Halstead to Kansas City on a regular basis. Email your answer.

A special thanks to Nancy Hulston, archives director, Clendening History of Medicine Museum, for providing the question.

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Tell us what's going on in your area so we can spread the news more widely. Submit your news items by Wednesday. You can also email Carrie Brown with news items or feedback.

Missed last week's issue? Click here for the July 14 issue.




July 25: The watch battery man will replace watch and hearing aid batteries, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wyandotte Room. Sponsored by the KU Auxiliary. Download flier.

July 25 & Aug. 1: Introduction to Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Researchers, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Clendening Auditorium. This course is interactive and will answer questions you have about biostatistics relevant to clinical and translational research. Free and open to everyone. Add July 25 event to your calendar. Add Aug. 1 event to your calendar.


The University of Kansas Hospital is nationally ranked on all 12 adult medical and surgical specialty lists of the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" 2014-15. The hospital also ranked as the best hospital in Kansas City and in Kansas. Read more


Click here for an online version of Advances, The University of Kansas Hospital's bi-weekly news publication.



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