June 30, 2014

KUMed Central

 New employees

KU Medical Center welcomed its newest hires on June 23. Meet our new additions.     

Stuff that might interest you

Save $480 in health plan premiums: KU Medical Center employees only have one month left to earn and log points to save $480 for their 2015 health plan premiums. Complete the mandatory Health Assessment Questionnaire, which will earn you 10 points. Earn an additional 20 credits (for a total of 30) by July 31, 2014, and you will be eligible for the 2015 reward. Read more.

Classrooms now open for scheduling: TLT-Media classrooms, auditoriums and conference rooms are now open for scheduling through May 2015. To schedule a room, please send an email request or call 913-588-7326.

TLT-Media rate changes: Effective July 1, there will be rate increases for TLT-Media event support and technical support. Please refer to the TLT-Media website for specific information.

Save the date: 2014 School of Medicine Annual Faculty Retreat will be 1-5 p.m. Aug. 15 in Wahl Hall East Auditorium/Hixson Atrium with ITV to Salina and Wichita. Reception to follow. Contact Laura Jennemann with questions. Read more.

VO2 max testing: Researchers in the REACH Lab conduct VO2 max tests to find out if data they obtain using a recumbent stepper is as accurate as tests done on a treadmill. VO2 max measures a person's aerobic physical fitness, which is important in determining a subject's endurance capacity. Watch video.

Summer snack idea: Need a snack idea for your kids this summer? Then check out this summer snack for your hungry hawk. Recipe is provided by the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition.

Stopping memory loss before it begins

The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center is part of a national clinical trial exploring whether a drug treatment can slow memory loss associated with the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain. Read more.

In the news

A group of eight students who chose to start medical school in Wichita helped demonstrate a four-year medical school can work and is working. The Wichita Business Journal caught up with the "Wichita 8." Read more.

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.




July: No computer recycling event this month due to July 4 holiday.

July 1: Learn about patient safety and quality in health care. A free training program is available to hospital and medical center staff, physicians, and students. Deadline to apply is July 1. Read more.

July 7: No issue of KUMed Central due to July 4 holiday.

July 7: Deadline to nominate outstanding women faculty in the School of Medicine, Nursing or Health Professions for the Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D., Excellence in Medicine & Science Award, sponsored by Women in Medicine and Science. Read more.

July 11: Office of Academic Affairs & Graduate Studies open house, 1-4 p.m., 5015 Wescoe Pavilion. Stop by for refreshments and learn more about their services. Download flier.


KU Police Department has taken every precaution within their power to keep the intersections near our campus safe. While they are not able to engineer improvements on city streets without the approval of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, they try to work with the city on safety concerns. Read more about what KU police and you can do regarding campus safety. 


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Last modified: Jun 30, 2014