July 28, 2014

KUMed Central

The School of Medicine recognizes first-year students' entrance into the medical profession at a White Coat Ceremony. This year, the ceremony was held on Friday, July 25. View photos.

Welcome to our new employees

KU Medical Center officially welcomed its newest hires on July 21. Meet our new additions.

Stuff that might interest you

Parking lot re-striping: Contractors will re-seal and re-stripe lots 43, 48, Francis Drive to the east of Kirmayer, and the west parking lot at the Landon Center on Aging on Sunday, Aug. 3. All vehicles on these lots will need to be gone before midnight Saturday, Aug. 2. View lot map. Contact Kevin Rowald at 913-588-5062 with questions.

HealthQuest deadline extension: You now have until Nov. 15 to earn credits for the 2015 premium incentive discount of $480. If you have already qualified for the 2015 incentive, you may report your doctor, dental, and vision appointments taking place during this extension period for credits in the 2016 program year. You just need to wait until Nov. 16 when the new program year begins to report these. Read more.

M1 community service day: Orientation week activities for first-year medical students included community service projects, and students on the Kansas City campus volunteered at various sites in Wyandotte County. View photos of students at Friendship Inn. View photos of students at Quindaro Gardens and Community Housing of Wyandotte County.

Nurse Academy: Forty-five students got a first-hand look at what it takes to be a nurse. Nurse Academy is a two-day program designed to introduce high school students and college freshmen to the profession of nursing through hands-on experiences and presentations. View photos.

C.A.R.E. recognition: Employees and supervisors who were nominated for the Employee of the Quarter and Superior Supervisor awards, and their nominators, were honored at a reception. View photos. Check out the rewards and recognition page to nominate a colleague.

Community Health Project: Dietetics graduate student, Cara Harbstreet, sows Beans & Greens to help Cultivate Kansas City. She is one of 16 students taking part in internships offered through the Community Health Project, a student-run internship program at KU Medical Center. Read more and view photos.

Images of Aging photo contest: Click here to view the winners of the 2014 Images of Aging Photo Contest, sponsored by KU Medical Center's Landon Center on Aging.

Toastmasters: KU Medical Center is in the process of establishing a Toastmasters club. The first organizational meeting will be Monday, Aug. 4, noon-1 p.m., SON, B012. Jim Christine, an experienced Toastmaster, will lead an abbreviated meeting so you can see what they are like. There will be time for Q&A. Contact Keith Stubblefied with questions.

Corporate Challenge: Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Kansas City Corporate Challenge games. Team KU finished in 12th place in our division overall. Click here to see the final event results.

In the news

Carl Weiner, M.D., K.E. Krantz Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently discussed the risks of an untreated mood or psychiatric disorder on a pregnancy. "A mother who is sick and has trouble functioning in her everyday life is a danger to her fetus," he says. Read more.

Training more physical therapists for Kansas

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at KU Medical Center is welcoming the largest number of physical therapy students in the department's history. Read more. View photos of the largest doctor of physical therapy class.

Just for fun

Congratulations to Steven Simpson and Janie Meeker, who answered last week's question correctly with Arthur Hertzler, M.D. View last week's question.

Who am I? Who founded the University of Kansas School of Nursing under the auspices of the KU School of Medicine in 1906? Email your answer.

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


July 31: Donate 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. Contact Ryan Gove at 913-588-6681 with questions.

Aug. 1: The university will hold its next computer equipment drop off, 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Hixson Atrium. Make sure you bring the proper form. Read more.

Aug. 1: Registration deadline for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Join The University of Kansas Cancer Center's team. This year's event is Aug. 10. Read more.

Aug. 1: Murphy Courtyard closed in preparation for renovations.

Aug. 1: Introduction to Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Researchers, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Clendening Auditorium. Course is interactive with time for Q&A. Free and open to everyone. Add event to your calendar.

Aug. 8-9: 13th Annual Obesity Conference, sponsored by KU Center for Physical Activity & Weight Management. Conference will provide health care professionals and educators the most current evidence-based information targeting nutrition, physical activity and behavior changes. Read more.


William Cathcart-Rake, M.D., director of the School of Medicine campus in Salina, has been elevated to dean of the KU School of Medicine-Salina. Read more.

Andrew Massey, M.D., associate professor, Internal Medicine-Wichita, received the Ruth Bohan Teaching Professorship Award. Read more.

Lyle Baade, Ph.D., professor and chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science-Wichita, has received the Albert Bandura Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more.


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 21 issue.


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