June 23, 2014

KUMed Central

women's bowling
Congratulations to Team KU's women's bowling team for winning third place in our Corporate Challenge division! Pictured: Viola Douglas, Vickie Duncan, Michelle Naus, and Kerrie Brecheisen. View more Corporate Challenge results.

New gun law effective July 1

The new Kansas open carry gun law goes into effect July 1. Passed by the Kansas Legislature, HB2578 makes it legal in most circumstances for people to openly carry firearms outside buildings in the state of Kansas, including KU Medical Center. Read Chief Johnson's message.

New RX savings program

As the cost of health care continues to rise, the state is implementing new and creative ways to reduce your share of the expense. It has partnered with Rx Savings Solutions to help you save money on prescription drugs. Your current benefits and benefit structure will not change. Read more.

Stuff that might interest you

Parking changes at Westwood: If you travel to the Westwood campus, you need to be aware of changes in parking practice and enforcement. Read more.

Email reduction and awareness campaign: We are giving email back its power. This week we'll share tips on formatting and other considerations. Read more. Missed previous tips? You can catch up here.

Jayhawk Tech Clinics: Want a personalized technology consultation? Then schedule a 30-minute consult at one of the two clinic locations. Sign up here.

A clearer picture of the anthrax toxin

Mark Fisher, Ph.D., professor, biochemistry and molecular biology, is leading a team of researchers looking for potential new drugs to block anthrax toxin molecules from causing cell death. Read more.

Taking on a leadership position abroad

KU School of Nursing doctoral student Christine Sommers makes the jump from being a part-time instructor to the executive dean of nursing at a college in Indonesia. Read more.

Just for fun

Congratulations to Michael Ciolek, who answered last week's question correctly with the year 1880. View last week's question.

Share your news

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 June 16 issue.


June 27-28: Bluff garage will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. on Saturday for fire department training. All cars need to be moved from Bluff by 8 a.m. Saturday. Please use Olathe II garage on Saturday. Contact Kevin Rowald with questions.

July 1: KU Eye Cosmetic Health Fair: Beauty is in the Eye, 4-6 p.m., 7400 State Line Road, Prairie Village, KS. Meet the physicians, check out the newest designer frames and sunglasses, and learn about services and procedures. Drawings will be held for gift certificates on services and products. RSVP by June 27 to 913-588-6674 or Sarah Noftzger. View event or download the flier.

July 1: Deadline to register your vehicle in the new online parking registration system. Drivers parking in campus lots or garages must register their vehicle by July 1. Register your car. The new parking rates also take effect July 1. View rates.


We received a comment that talked about work-from-home schedules as an option to pay raises. Read the question and response.


Ruben David Bunag, M.D., professor emeritus in the department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, died Tuesday, June 17.

Robert P. Hudson, M.D., professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, died Sunday, June 15.


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