June 15, 2015

KUMed Central

The University of Kansas Hospital challenged KU Medical Center to Give Them 20, a social media campaign to support our veterans. On June 11, a group of faculty and staff, led by Executive Vice Chancellor Doug Girod, gathered in the Murphy Courtyard and met the challenge by cranking out either 20 push ups or 20 jumping jacks. Dr. Girod then challenged Children's Mercy Hospital and MRI Global to join the campaign. Watch video.

Reception held for Dean Karen Miller

A reception was held in the Murphy Courtyard on June 11 for Karen Miller, dean of the School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, and senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. Dr. Miller is stepping down from her leadership roles on June 30. View photos.   

Stuff that might interest you

New parking rates:The new parking rates for employee permit parking and daily parking will go into effect July 1, 2015. You can get more information here. Email Kevin Rowald, associate director for parking services and transportation, or call 913-588-5062 with questions.

KU's nursing program a top value: The KU School of Nursing's RN to BSN program has been ranked at number 30 on Value Colleges Top 50 Best Value Online RN to BSN Programs for 2015. Read more.

30-Day Challenge at Kirmayer Fitness Center: Kirmayer Fitness Center is starting a new 30-Day Challenge for new members on July 6. The challenge includes a 30-day, all-inclusive membership with unlimited group fitness and GT45 classes and four personal training sessions for $150. More details here. Contact Kyle Smith if you have any questions.

A treatment for rare blood cancers: Bone marrow transplants can be a saving grace for older people with myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of blood cancer that interrupts the production of healthy blood cells. Read more about the work being done by the The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Bone and Marrow Transplant program.

Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators. Details available here. For more information, contact Kimberly Connelly, director of international programs.

May birthdays: As part of C.A.R.E., the employee recognition program, Human Resources is hosting monthly birthday celebrations. View photos of employees who celebrated birthdays in May.

KUMed Central

We want to know what is going on in your department or area. Send us your news items or email Carrie Brown with your news or feedback.


June 19: Due to the fiscal year-end and Fourth of July holiday, time and absence requests must be submitted and approved by Friday, June 19. If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Galloway, payroll manager, at 913-588-5137.

June 19: Chalk will be retired. All university compliance training will be in The Learning Connection (TLC). Read more.

June 23: A Healthy U "Can You Make the Best Food Choice" Lunch 'n Learn, noon-1 p.m., SON B018. Read more and register for event.

June 29: Mammogram Day at Westwood Campus Breast Imaging Center, Indian Creek and KU MedWest Breast Imaging. To schedule an appointment for any of the three locations, call 913-588-6804. Read more.


The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians has named Rick Kellerman as Physician of the Year. Dr. Kellerman is chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Read more.

Paul Bennetts, a clinical assistant professor of nurse anesthesia, has been named one of the Top 20 Outstanding Professors of Nurse Anesthesia by Nurse Practitioner Schools. Read more.


Gerri McPherson, senior residency program coordinator for the internal medicine residency program, will be retiring on July 3. After 23 years of dedicated service to the State of Kansas and eight years in the internal medicine residency program, she will certainly be missed!



Last modified: Jun 24, 2015