March 2, 2015

KUMed Central

Public safety running group
Rick Johnson, chief of police, initially formed a running group to improve the department's running scores when the officers took their bi-annual physical assessments. However, these weekly "Runs with the Chief" have turned into much more than opportunities to improve run times. Read more. Pictured front – Erica Hupka, Edmond Carrillo, Kelly (Morken) Dunn; back row – Eric Tow, Kurt Reinhardt, Rick Johnson, Robert Gibson  

Select Toxins

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulates certain biological agents known as Select Toxins. Possession, use and transfer of these toxins are highly regulated. If you possess or plan to possess any of the compounds on the list, please contact the Environment, Health & Safety Office immediately. Read the list.

Stuff that might interest you

Construction on Eaton: JE Dunn Construction plans to install a water line along Eaton Street this month. The installation will disrupt traffic and affect parking. More information to come once the date and details have been confirmed.

Bohan lecture: The KUMC Alumni Association will host the 69th annual Peter T. Bohan lecture April 9. Michael Moss, author of New York Times' best seller Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, will be the presenter. Moss will talk about the rise of the trillion dollar processed-food industry and its link to the obesity epidemic. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Read more.

Musculoskeletal consortium: Three Kansas City health sciences schools, including KU Medical Center, are partnering in a Musculoskeletal Disease Research Consortium, bringing together scientists and resources focused on the research of musculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Read more.

Student leadership awards: Several students and organizations received awards at the annual student leadership award ceremony Feb. 24. Read more and view photos.

Therapy dogs: Therapy dogs Layla and Meeko from Loving Paws Animal Therapy provided stress-busting therapy for students, faculty and staff in the SON Atrium Feb. 26. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Counseling and Educational Support Services. View photos.

Spring Gala: Students, faculty and friends gathered for a Spring Gala Festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year. View photos.

JayRock10: The 10th annual JayRock concert was a great success and raised money for the JayDoc Free Clinic, a completely student-run free clinic in Kansas City. View photos.

 


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TAKE NOTE

March 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.

March 24: Clinical integration town hall, 7:30-8:30 a.m., SON auditorium. Open to all employees. Information on the agenda will be provided later. Visit the Clinical Integration town hall webpage for more information. Live streaming will be available.

April 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the 2015 Higuchi - KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The awards – one in each of four broad areas of study – are KU's highest award for faculty accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activity. Any Kansas Board of Regents university faculty member is eligible. Read more.

ADVANCES

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