Nov. 17, 2014

KUMed Central

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Stuff that might interest you

Holiday shuttle bus schedule: On holidays, the KU Medical Center shuttle buses and the contract Apple buses are either not operational or run on a reduced schedule. The buses will not be operational or will be running on a reduced schedule the following remaining 2014 holidays. Read more.

Green Star Award presentation: In the Sept. 15 issue of KUMed Central, we shared that KU Medical Center won the Green Star Award through the annual Professional Grounds Management Awards Program, thanks to the hard work of our Landscape & Campus Beautification Department. As a way to celebrate the award and honor each member of the landscape team, a special presentation was held Wednesday, Nov. 12. Read more.

Dr. Robinson centennial event: Friends, family and donors gathered Nov. 13 to celebrate the centennial of Dr. David W. Robinson's life and the 10th anniversary of the scholarship program that bears his name. Select students from all three schools travel to Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, as part of the Robinson-Mani Scholars Program. View photos.

Medical Arts Symphony: Don't miss the Medical Arts Symphony fall performance, 8-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, in Battenfeld Auditorium. The 45-person orchestra, founded by medical professionals in the metro, features an ensemble including medical students and retired physicians. Concert is free and open to the public. Read more.

KUMed Central holiday schedule: There will not be an issue of KUMed Central on Nov. 24. The newsletter will be sent out every other week through the holidays and resume its weekly schedule on Jan 27.

A new life path

Former Army soldier Tim Hornik, who was wounded in Iraq and lost his eyesight, is excelling as a therapeutic science doctoral student in KU's School of Health Professions. Read more.

Medicine in the First World War

A new KU Medical Center website chronicles the history and accomplishments of the KU doctors and nurses who staffed Base Hospital #28 in Limoges, France, during World War I. Read more.

Just for fun

Congratulations to Jeanne Schott, Sherry Bassett, Moya Peterson, Kristy Williamson, Sherry Kennedy, Jackie Atkins, Janie Meeker, Bryan Thomas and Kristie Hadenfeld, who answered last week's trivia question correctly with the 77th Evacuation Hospital unit. View last week's question.

These winners will receive a free DVD on the history of the 77th unit and a DVD on the nurses of the 77th by contacting Nancy Hulston.

Share your news

Tell us what's going on in your area so we can spread the news more widely. Submit your news items by Wednesday. You can also email Carrie Brown with news items or feedback.

Missed last week's issue? Click here for the Nov. 10 issue.


Nov. 17-21: International Education Week, activities will be held noon-1 p.m. Download informational flier.

Nov. 20: National Rural Health Day, 1-2 p.m., Murphy Lobby. Celebrate the power of rural at a reception and vote for your favorite photo. Read Dr. Girod's message on rural health day.

Nov. 21: Healthy Living Kansas is celebrating 10 years of cancer research and outreach, 3:30-5:30 p.m., KU Endowment building, Suite 150. RSVP to Trish Long by Nov. 17 .  


Karen Miller, Ph.D., RN, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and dean of the School of Nursing, was recognized with the Legacy Award at the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year event. Read more.

Janet Pierce, Ph.D., APRN, the Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professor of Nursing, received the School of Nursing Educator award in this year's March of Dimes Nurse of the Year ceremony. Read more.

Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR/L, clinical assistant professor, has been named a fellow by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Read more.


Honor Matt Reese, Ph.D., director of the Center for Child Health and Development, at a retirement reception, 1-3 p.m., Dec. 19, SON atrium. Read more.


The Kansas City Chiefs' fans broke the record for the loudest stadium in the world by reaching 142.2 decibels. Is it safe to be around noises in excess of 142 decibels? Read more.


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