A Healthy U: In August 2012, Rachel Barkley, clinical associate professor in dietetics and nutrition, was diagnosed with breast cancer. To combat the cancer, she underwent a bilateral mastectomy and then reconstructive surgery in December. As a result of the surgeries, she had very limited use of her arms. She turned to yoga to rebuild her upper body strength and has been committed to yoga ever since. Read more.
Welcome to our new employees
KU Medical Center welcomed its newest hires May 26. Meet our new additions.
Stuff that might interest you
Chalk to transition to TLC: Effective June 19, 2015, Chalk, the program used to conduct compliance training in the past, will be retired. All university compliance training has now been moved to our new compliance training system, The Learning Connection (TLC), which you will use for the 2015 compliance window Sept. 1-29. Read more.
Ask the EVC: A question was submitted regarding ADA parking during the new Health Education Center construction. Read the question and answer.
Employee Mammogram Day: The University of Kansas Hospital is hosting Employee Mammogram Days with this year's first one set for Monday, June 29. This event is open to KU Medical Center employees. Read more.
Creating Innovative Solutions workshop: Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a workshop about Liberating Structures provided by The Plexus Institute June 17. Complex challenges require adaptive actions. Liberating Structures are ways to create the conditions when we work together to look at challenges through different lenses, tap into diverse perspectives and generate surprisingly effective solutions that are owned by the people implementing them. Read more.
Welcome DPT students: A new crop of doctor of physical therapy students arrived on the KU Medical Center campus May 26. A scavenger hunt was part of their orientation. View photos.
Medical Education Retreat: School of Medicine faculty are invited to attend the 18th annual Medical Education Retreat, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., June 4, Beller Conference Center. Robert Englander, M.D., M.P.H., former senior director of competency-based learning and assessment at the Association of American Medical Colleges, will be the presenter. Sign up here.
EVC town hall recording: If you missed the May 28 EVC town hall, the recording is available here. Topics included updates on the Health Education Building, parking, clinical integration, and budget/legislative news.
Simulation Instructor Course: The University of Kansas Hospital and KU Medical Center hosted a new course for staff and faculty designed to enhance the way they use simulation in medical education and patient care. Twenty health care professionals attended the inaugural Institute for Medical Simulation course. Read more.
Embark newsletter: Check out the School of Medicine-Wichita's 2015 issue of Embark, the magazine that highlights the good work that's happened on the campus during the past year. Read the digital version.
KU reaccreditation: The University of Kansas has been reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association. Accreditation through the HLC assures students that their academic programs meet nationally recognized standards. Read more.
CSI: Kansas City
Clinical laboratory science students from KU Medical Center are learning the intricacies of forensics from crime lab professionals and whether a career in crime solving is for them. Read more.
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KUMed Central is moving to a bi-monthly schedule through the summer. The next issue will be June 15.