March 16, 2015

KUMed Central

Howard Robinson
Congratulations to Howard Robinson, network specialist in system support, who has received the Employee of the Quarter award as part of KU Medical Center's C.A.R.E. employee recognition program. One thing Howard learned early in his 20-year career here is the importance of how you treat others. Read more.   

Stuff that might interest you

Construction disruptions: Several construction projects, including traffic signal work at 39th Street and State Line Road, crane work by the Research Support Facility building, and Sudler ground floor construction, will be taking place the week of March 16 that will cause traffic disruptions. Read more.

Updated shuttle service: Parking Services and Transportation has added service to stops for Bank Midwest and Rainbow Extension. Start time for both routes is now 5 a.m. View updated schedule.

U.S. News & World Report rankings: School of Nursing moved up four spots to 20th among public university programs, and the School of Medicine family medicine kept its 12th place ranking among public universities. Read more.

KU-KCALSI translational medicine meeting: Researchers and research staff are invited to the 2015 Regional Translational Medicine Meeting presented by KU and the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute. The event will be at noon Monday, April 6, and will end by early afternoon Tuesday, April 7. View agenda. Register here by March 20.

Improving access to colon cancer screening 

Allen Greiner, M.D., M.P.H., member of The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Cancer Control and Population Health program and professor and director of the research division in the Department of Family Medicine, is working on developing strategies to improve colon cancer screening rates in low-income and minority populations. Read more.

New research at KU Medical Center finds a possible correlation between milk consumption and brain health 

In-Young Choi, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology, and Debra Sullivan, Ph.D., professor and chair of dietetics and nutrition, have conducted research that has found a correlation between milk consumption and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain. Read more.


March 19: Continue the Conversation, an extension of The Jayhawk Way, 2-3 p.m., 4016 Varnes. Talk with other alumni about experiences, challenges and successes. Add to your calendar.

March 24: Clinical integration town hall, 7:30-8:30 a.m., SON auditorium. Open to all employees. Visit the Clinical Integration town hall page for presenter information and how to submit a question.  


After 20 years of service, Dwayne Boettcher, director of finance and administration - SHP Business & Fiscal Affairs, is retiring March 26. Be sure to wish Dwayne a happy retirement!


Hazardous chemical training requirements: Recent changes to OSHA regulations have been made. Even if you have already taken hazard communication training, you are required to be trained on these new updates if you work with hazardous chemicals. Read more.


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