March 30, 2015

KUMed Central

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Students from the Schools of Health Professions, Nursing and Medicine took part in the 37th Annual Student Research Forum at KU Medical Center March 25-26. View photos.  

Stuff that might interest you

Construction updates: Several upcoming construction projects will disrupt traffic flow. Additional crane work in front of the Research Support Facility will begin April 1, and a water line installation project affecting Eaton Street at 38th Avenue will begin April 6. Read more.

New computer recycling process: Changes have been made to the computer recycling and disposal program that will allow for greater access and more frequent disposals. Instead of waiting until the first Friday of each month, you may now bring your computer and technology equipment (monitors, keyboards, mouses, printers, etc.) to the Jayhawk Tech Clinic. Read more.

Safe Zone training: KU Medical Center is committed to a diverse and inclusive community in many ways. You can contribute to building this inclusive learning environment by joining in the Safe Zone program, created by the Office of Student Life to provide education around the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more.

Annual memorial service: On April 26, the Spiritual Care and Palliative Care Team will host the Annual Memorial Service for families and friends of those who have died at The University of Kansas Hospital in 2014. You are invited to join and help remember these individuals and support those left behind. Read more.

Chancellor town hall: KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little hosted a town hall on the medical center campus March 24. She provided a brief update and then answered questions from employees and students. View town hall video.

Honorary degree nominations: The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees seeks nominations for exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity to be awarded an honorary degree from KU. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 31. Read more.

Retirement party: View photos from Dwayne Boettcher's retirement party held March 26.

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April 6: SOM junior faculty are invited to a follow-up tenure information session, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1025 Orr Major. Bring your lunch. Sign up here.

April 7: Diversity and Inclusion Cabinet meeting, open to everyone, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Wahl Hall East Auditorium. Agenda will be posted here by April 9.


Brantley Thrasher, M.D., professor and William L. Valk Chair, Department of Urology, has been honored with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award for the American Urological Association. Read more.

The University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department has again earned national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. It is one of only five Kansas law enforcement agencies and the state's first and only university police department to earn the status, considered the gold standard in public safety.


Ruth Brennaman, sponsored programs coordinator in the Research Institute, died March 27.


Click here for an online version of Advances, The University of Kansas Hospital's bi-weekly news publication.


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