March 31, 2014

KUMed Central

Ron Knight

Congratulations to Ron Knight, testing services coordinator in Teaching and Learning Technology - EdTech, who has received the Employee of the Quarter award as part of KU Medical Center's C.A.R.E. employee recognition program. When Ron thinks about the work he does for the medical center, he understands the big picture. Read more.    

National Public Health Week

This year, National Public Health Week is April 7-13. This week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Master of Public Health students have worked hard to develop a week full of activities in honor of this week. Gov. Brownback again signed a proclamation for National Public Health Week. Read more.  

Attention researchers: reminder on select toxins

Researchers who use any of the below compounds are asked to review the Environment, Health & Safety Office's select toxins page regarding proper procedures for adherence to regulations. If you have any questions, please contact Charles Cherrito, biological safety officer, at 913-588-5206.
Toxins include: Abrin, notulinum neurotoxins, clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin, conotoxins, diacetoxyscirpenol, ricin, saxitoxin, shiga-like ribosome inactivating proteins, shigatoxin, staphylococcal enterotoxins, T-2 toxin, or tetrodotoxin.     

Stuff that might interest you

HealthQuest Financial Fitness Challenge: Finances are one of the top stressors for most people. Establishing and maintaining healthy spending and saving habits is as important to your well-being as proper nutrition and regular exercise. This challenge will help you practice good financial habits and get you on the path to financial wellness. You can earn five credits toward your HealthQuest Rewards Program where you can save $480 on your health plan premium for Plan Year 2015. View flier. For more information on the rewards program, click here.

History of Medicine lecture: Join the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine's lecture "Medicine in World War I: From Recruit to Veteran" lecture by Dr. Sanders Marble, Monday, April 7, at noon in the Clendening Amphitheater, 2004 Robinson. Dr. Sanders Marble is a historian with the Army Medical Command, a post he has held since 2003. Read more.

In the news 

KU School of Medicine-Wichita Match Day: Twenty six four-year medical students at KU School of Medicine-Wichita will be staying local for their residency training. Read more. View Match Day photos

"Faces of Kansas City": Master of Occupational Therapy students made a cameo appearance in a recent "Faces of Kansas City" on KCTV5. The segment profiled a 5-year-old who is legally blind and has cerebral palsy. Sean takes part in the Champs Achievers program, which is an onsite training location for KU's occupational therapy department. Watch video.

Helping children move from a feeding tube to oral food

Ann Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of behavioral pediatrics, is leading a multi-state study of an outpatient protocol for helping children make the transition to eating orally. Read more.

Just for fun

Congratulations to Bardia Behravesh, Diane Clark, Priscilla Reckling, Deborah Barton, Nelda Godfrey, Wendy Hildenbrand, Jeanne Schott, Rita Clifford, Lauren Aaronson, Laura Zahner, Michael Ciolek, Tina Conchola, Susan Jackson, and Jennifer Keeton, who answered last week's trivia question correctly with Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton. View last week's question.

Share your news

What great things are happening on your parts of the campus? Tell us so we can spread the news more widely. We can't share the news if we don't know. Submit news items here. You can also email Carrie Brown with items or feedback on KUMed Central.



March 31-April 4: Crossland Construction will be making improvements to the stairs and sidewalk outside the Murphy building (near Rainbow Boulevard.) As a result, no one will be able to enter the front of Murphy from the sidewalk near Rainbow. Read more.

April 1: Faculty Appreciation Day hosted by the Student Governing Council. All faculty are invited to join KU Medical Center students, between 11 a.m.-1 p.m., SON atrium. This come-and-go light luncheon honors faculty for their time, commitment, and dedication to advancing our education. No RSVP is necessary. Email with questions.

April 1: Deadline to register for the 68th annual Peter T. Bohan Lecture featuring Rye Barcott, noon, SON Auditorium. RSVP to 913-588-1255 or email. Box lunch provided. A book will be given to the first 50 people at the lecture.

April 4: 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.


Sandra Billinger, Ph.D., PT, assistant professor and director of the Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health Laboratory, has been named the 2014 Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Faculty Member by the American Physical Therapy Association. Read more.


Proceeds from the Kansas City Corporate Challenge benefit Special Olympics Kansas City Metro. Support a great cause while having fun and meeting new people. Read more.


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