May 18, 2015

KUMed Central

Peace memorial

National Peace Officers Memorial Service: KU police department held its annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service May 15 in special recognition to the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. View photos. Read the full roll call of names of the 273 fallen law enforcement heroes added to the Memorial year in 2015..

Congratulations to our 2015 graduates

Congratulations to all of our students who graduated from the School of Health Professions, School of Nursing and School of Medicine! View SHP photos. View SON photos. View SOM photos. View KU-Lawrence photos.

Stuff that might interest you

Parking rate structure: The new parking rates will go into effect July 1, 2015, for employee permit and daily parking. View employee permit rates. View daily parking rates. Contact Kevin Rowald, associate director for parking services and transportation, at 913-588-5062 with questions.

Office 365: Beginning June 1, KU Medical Center faculty and staff will be able to get MS Office to use on their personal devices. The Office 365 plan will allow you to install up to five copies of the MS Office suite for Windows and Macs, plus versions for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Read more.

IR contacts: To support progress in education, discovery and healing, support services departments are committed to continuously evaluating and improving everything they do. As a result, some changes to staffing in the information resources (IR) department have been made. With the exception of the Enterprise Project Management Office, all other IR functions continue as normal. Read more.

AME membership: The Academy of Medical Educators (AME) at the University of Kansas School of Medicine exists to promote excellence in medical education and is expanding its membership. All faculty are invited to apply. Application materials are available on the AME website. Packets must be submitted electronically to by June 1 at 5 p.m. New members will be selected by July 1. Call 913-945-6671 with questions.

A Healthy U kick-off: Hundreds of students and employees enjoyed the Walk @ Work walks, yoga, informational booths and tasty healthy snack samples at the A Healthy U kick-off event May 14. View photos.

Retirements: Students, faculty, staff and family members gathered for a retirement party for longtime Department of Respiratory Care Education faculty members Bethene Gregg, Ph.D., associate professor, and Barbara Ludwig, assistant professor. View photos.

Medical Graduation dinner: The Medical Class of 2015 gathered with their families, guests, faculty and alumni to celebrate their upcoming graduation. The event was sponsored by the KU Medical Alumni Association, KU School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and the KU Medical Alumni Academic Societies. View photos.

Stress relief: As a way to help ease the stress of finals week, massage therapy students from Wellspring School of Allied Health provided free chair massages inside A.R. Dykes Library to KU Medical Center students May 13. View photo.

Hip bursitis video: Check out first-year DPT students in a fun video about hip bursitis. The lyrics were originally written as part of a project in the Research in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice class, taught by Carla Sabus, Ph.D., PT, assistant professor in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences. Watch video .

Safety Corner

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2,000 eye injuries occur every day in the United States. We have many types of hazards in our research and clinical laboratories as well as activities related to housekeeping, construction and repairs that require eye protection. You should always wear your safety glasses any time hazards are present. Read more and provide feedback on the environment, health and safety office.

Safety Corner

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May 20: Onsite blood drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Francisco Lounge. To sign up, click here and use code uofkansas. Walk-ins are also welcome. The next blood drive will be in July.

May 22: Deadline to submit and approve Memorial Day holiday time and absence. Read more.

May 25: No issue of KUMed Central due to the Memorial Day holiday. Next issue will be June 1.

May 26: Rainbow Mental Health lot 97 will be closed for construction. Contact Kevin Rowald with questions.

May 28: EVC town hall, noon-1 p.m., SON auditorium. Topics will include updates on the Health Education Building and parking, clinical integration, budget and legislative news, and guidelines for catering and work breaks. Livestream and recording will be available. If you have questions or other topics that you would like leadership to address, submit questions by May 22.


Kirsten Devin, a third-year medical student, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. Devin will be traveling to Brazil in February 2016 and will spend nine months working at a health clinic at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora in Minas Gerais. Read more.

Kushal Shah, M.D., resident in the Department of Neurosurgery, won the "Best Resident Basic Science Oral Presentation at the Young Neurosurgeons Forum."

Nancy Davis, Ph.D., associate professor - family and community medicine, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, received the Distinguished Service in CME award from the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education.

Mark Stovak, M.D., Via Christi family medicine residency program director, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, was elected secretary/treasurer of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors.

Rick Kellerman, M.D., professor and chair - family and community medicine, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, was named physician of the year by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.

Read more on Drs. Shah, Davis, Stovak and Kellerman.


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