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.
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.
In the news
"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.
BRAG IT UP
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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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