March 9, 2015

KUMed Central

new employees
As part of C.A.R.E., the employee recognition program, Human Resources is hosting monthly birthday celebrations. February birthday attendees pictured: first row - Lauren Mathiott, Terri Brookshier, Amanda Knudsen, Sonny Cherrito, Suzy Austin; second row - Brigid Flynn, Halyna Fedosyuk, Lesya Holets, Margitta Lebofsky, Angella Pearce, Michele Prichard; third row - Tim Doughty, Ryan Covault, Scott Bury. View photos.

Welcome to our new employees

KU Medical Center officially welcomed its newest hires March 2. Meet our new additions.        

Stuff that might interest you

Parking update: The KU Medical Center campus can look forward to upcoming parking enhancements. Effective this summer, color zones will change and the confusing dual color zones will be eliminated. Once the changes are complete, we will be adding approximately 208 parking spots. Read more.

Tornado drill after-action report: The March 3 tornado drill demonstrated how emergencies aren't scheduled or convenient. Thank you to all the campus members who took the drill as a real event and moved to their shelter locations. As always, many opportunities were identified, which is the exact reason we conduct drills. Go to the Emergency Management website to access the quick checklist sheet which will help you troubleshoot any issues you had.

KU Cancer Center research achievements: Cancer research matters. Check out all that KU Cancer Center has accomplished in clinical trials, discovery, funding and economic impact since obtaining National Cancer Institute designation. View infographic. March is National Colorectal Awareness Month and the KU Cancer Center scientists are conducting ground-breaking research that may help to better prevent and treat this disease.

Honorary degrees: The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites you to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional, or creative achievement, or service to humanity to be awarded an honorary degree from KU. An honorary degree recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an individual to the sciences, arts, humanities, or other contributions to humanity. Read more

Changing health care in the developing world

KU School of Health Professions alumnus Karen Schell is the director of cardiopulmonary services at Newman Regional Health in Emporia. But her real passion is improving the health and well-being of people living in the West African nation of Ghana. Read more.


March 15: Deadline to nominate a colleague for Employee of the Quarter through C.A.R.E., the employee recognition program. Read more.

March 16: Effective date of Human Resources new office hours, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Read more.

March 25-26: Onsite blood drive, note new times. March 25, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; March 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Francisco Lounge. To sign up, click here and use code uofkansas. Read why employee Judy Brohammer donates regularly.


Robert M. Klein, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies, has been named a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists. Read more.


You are invited to a retirement reception for Phyllis Campbell, residency administrator in the Department of Anesthesiology, 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the Wyandotte Room.


Francis (Pete) Cuppage, M.D., former professor in the Department of Pathology, died February 21. Read more.


Click here or the March 2 issue.



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