Nov. 3, 2014

KUMed Central

New employees
Welcome to our new employees! Meet our new additions

Accelerated payroll schedule

Due to the Veterans Day holiday schedule, an accelerated payroll is required for pay period ending Nov. 8. All time and absence must be submitted and approved by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov.7. If necessary make special arrangements to fulfill this request via delegation. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Galloway, payroll manager, at 913-588-5137.

Stuff that might interest you

Tax form: The Kansas tax exempt form you may be using with vendors will expire Oct. 31, 2014. To access the current form, visit the Finance website.

New Badge Office location: Effective Nov. 1, the Badge Office has a new location and will provide a one-stop service for employees and students. Read more.

Veteran's Day activities: In Dr. Girod's Oct. 28 newsletter, he talked about the efforts of the new Military & Veterans Affairs Committee and importance of tapping into the unique skills and experiences veterans and their family members bring. Take part in special events the committee has planned for Veteran's Day week.

2014 holidays: To view the remaining observed holidays in 2014 and the observed holidays for 2015, go to the HR website.

Twitter Chat: KU Cancer Center invites everyone to join a Twitter Chat about colorectal cancer (prevention, screening, and treatments) on Monday, Nov. 10, 11-11:30 a.m. Use the hashtag #ColonCancerAware to participate and follow along with @KUCancerCenter. Read more.

Spooktacular 2014: Check out party pics from the Office of Student Life's Halloween Spooktacular event which provided games, treats, pumpkin decorating and a photo booth.

In the news

Joseph LeMaster, M.D., MPH, associate professor in Family Medicine, was highlighted on for his work to address the unique challenges of Bhutanese refugees, in particular their striking rates of mental illness. Read more

A new target for treating breast cancer 

Soumen Paul, Ph.D., associate professor, Arindam Paul, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Ossama Tawfik, M.D., Ph.D., professor, all in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and their colleagues have identified a potential target for treating breast cancer, including a particularly deadly form of the disease. Read more.

Share your news

Submit your news items by Wednesday. You can also email Carrie Brown with news items or feedback.


Nov. 3: American Indian Song & Dance, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Francisco Lounge. Dance exhibition starts at noon. Read more.

Nov. 7: The university will hold its next computer equipment drop-off, 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Hixson Atrium. Make sure you bring the proper form. Read more.

Nov. 17: Last Flu Stop clinic. Employees can receive a free flu shot with required voucher. Read more.

Nov. 18: EVC town hall, noon-1 p.m., Wahl Hall East Auditorium. Primary topic will be on diversity efforts. Read more.

Nov. 22: Medical Arts Symphony fall performance, 8-10 p.m., Battenfeld Auditorium. Read more.


Thanks to staff at Project Eagle, in particular Becky Vaughn, home visitor, a parent enrolled in their services received second runner-up as Parent of the Year, an award from the National Head Start Association. Read more.

J. Brantley Thrasher, M.D., professor and William L. Valk Chair, Department of Urology, has received the prestigious title of President of the American Urological Association (correction from President of the South Central Section). Read more.


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Last modified: Nov 03, 2014