Feb. 2, 2015

KUMed Central

Michael Cole
A Healthy U: Sixteen years ago, contrary to Prince's suggestion, Michael Cole, leadership and development trainer, wasn't partying "like it's 1999." At the time, he was carrying 225 pounds on his 5'8" frame and was miserable. At the end of three years, Michael had lost 50 pounds, which he has maintained to present day. He will never go back to feeling like he did in 1999. Read Michael's weight loss journey and tips.  

Stuff that might interest you

Road closures: Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, Capitol Electric Line Builders will install 16 electrical conduits, requiring another lane closure of State Line Road. Crane work will also begin on Cambridge Street. Read more.

Crosswalk safety campaign: As Dr. Girod shared in his Dec. 17 newsletter, campus safety, particularly around crosswalk safety is of great concern to many on the Kansas City campus. For this reason, we have strategically placed signs by the doors leading to crosswalks as a friendly reminder to take personal accountability and be your best line of defense while we continue to work with the city and community partners on environmental safety measures. Read more.

WIMS scholarship: The Association of American Medical Colleges holds an Early-Career Women Professional Development Seminar, and the Women in Medicine & Science organization has two scholarships available to cover registration costs for the seminar, which will be July 11-14 in Englewood, Colo. Application deadline for the scholarship is Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. Read more.

U.S. Surgeon General visits: Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, visited the KU Medical Center campus Jan. 29 as part of his nationwide listening tour on public health issues. View photo. He addressed measles, vaccines, violence and more. Watch interview.

PT Therapeutic Exercise Principles: First-year doctor of physical therapy students learned the ropes during a therapeutic exercise session with clinical assistant professor Linda Denney Jan. 28 at Kirmayer Fitness Center. View photos.

K-INBRE symposium: Twenty undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 13th annual Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) symposium Jan. 17-18 in Topeka, Kan. Among those honored were KU Medical Center's Heather Wilkins, post doc in neurology, and Everett Hall, graduate student in anatomy and cell biology. Read more.

SOM-Wichita dean has a decades-long commitment to VA hospital

KU School of Medicine-Wichita Dean Garold Minns has a decades-long commitment to the Wichita VA hospital. Dr. Minns finds himself on the hospital's campus at least once a week, and School of Medicine residents are also heavily involved with the VA, from treating patients to conducting research to supervising and training students. Read more

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Feb. 5: Culture Hour, noon-1 p.m., G005 Orr-Major, is a casual forum for students, faculty and staff to share insights, questions and concerns about culture. No registration required. Small appetizers provided. Add to your calendar.

Feb. 6: The university will hold its next computer equipment drop-off, 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Hixson Atrium. Make sure you bring the proper form. Read more.

Feb. 19: SOM walk-through of the School of Medicine tenure process for junior faculty, noon-1 p.m., 4016 Varnes. Hear from panelists from Faculty Affairs and Development, SOM and departmental promotion & tenure committees. Roundtable discussions with recently tenured faculty will follow. View flier or sign up here.

Feb. 21: Spring Festival Gala - celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditional games, performances and food, beginning at 4 p.m., Francisco Lounge. Open to everyone. Hosted by the Chinese Student and Scholar Association and sponsored by the Office of International Programs. Sign up here.

Feb. 21: JayRock 10 concert, to benefit JayDoc Free Clinic, will host Max Frost at the Uptown Theater. Max Frost is an exciting, up-and-coming new artist. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $35 for VIP. VIP includes dinner and an open bar from 6-8:30 p.m. before the show. Read more and buy tickets.


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