The Center for American Indian Community Health at KU Medical Center and the American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance hosted their annual research forum and powwow on Nov. 9. View photos.
Service Award recipients
Congratulations to all of our employees who celebrated service anniversaries this year! Employees were recognized at ceremonies in May and November, depending on their anniversary dates. We'd like to offer a special acknowledgment to our employees who celebrated 35 years and more: Dr. Lyle Baade, Rosetta Barkley, Milton Butler, Dr. Paul Cheney, Dr. William Godfrey, Grant James, Dr. Curtis Klaassen, John Maksimowicz, Isaac Murphy, Dr. Thomas Pazdernik , Dr. Sue Popkess-Vawter, Gloria Schroder, Dr. Leona Therou, Norma Turner, Valerie Warren, Havis Wright and Laura Zeiger. View all the service anniversaries.
Welcome to our new employees
KU Medical Center officially welcomed our newest hires on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Meet our new additions here.
United Way total and winners announced
Thank you to everyone who donated to our joint campaign that raised more than $243,000 that will help United Way serve many people in our community. Congratulations to the winners of our raffle drawings. Read more.
Stuff that might interest you
Disaster relief: You may help people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines by donating to the American Red Cross.
Success Academy: Sign up now for the next round of Success Academy sessions, starting in January. This employee/staff development program will be delivered in highly interactive, instructor-led sessions as well as one-on-one coaching sessions over three months. Read more.
Women in health care: Twelve high school-age girls across Kansas spent three days on campus to learn about medical school and the medical profession from female student and faculty leaders. View photos.
Kirmayer making headlines: Kirmayer Fitness Center was featured in the Living Wellness Kansas City magazine for changing the face of fitness. Check out pages 16-19.
Career Climber: Watch a short video of how Kevin Growney, institutional finance, advanced his career at KU Medical Center. The video is provided as part of Human Resources' C.A.R.E. employee recognition and development program.
Nobel Prize winners build on discovery made by H. Clarke Anderson, M.D.
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to three scientists who study vesicles, small bubbles that cells use to organize molecules. H. Clarke Anderson, M.D., professor emeritus of pathology, helped build the foundation of knowledge on which the Nobel winners made their discoveries. Read more.
Researchers show BPA and migraine link
Nancy Berman, Ph.D., a professor of anatomy and cell biology, and Lydia Vermeer, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in Berman's lab, studied the behavior of rats after they were exposed to BPA and found that BPA can worsen migraine headache-related symptoms. Read more.
Reducing stress for new refugees
Joseph LeMaster, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of family medicine, is currently working with members of the Bhutanese refugee community to address the stress of being suddenly immersed in a new culture. Read more.
Pathology journal highights research by Liver Center members
The American Journal of Pathology has highlighted research by members of the Liver Center. Steven Weinman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and director of the Liver Center, is the senior author of a paper describing the role of transcription factor FOXO3 and liver injury. The journal sent out a news release about the study.
KUMed Central will be sent out every other week through the holidays and resume its weekly schedule on Jan 27.
Nov. 18-19: Auxiliary's Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, Wyandotte Room. View flier.
BRAG IT UP
Randolph J. Nudo, Ph.D., director of the Landon Center on Aging and professor of molecular and integrative physiology, has been named editor-in-chief of the highly rated clinical journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Read more.
Vickie Syrus, a valued member of the School of Medicine, passed away on Nov. 10 after a year-long illness. She worked in the Office of Student Affairs for nearly 17 years where she was a great resource to medical students during their four years of medical school.