Nov. 9, 2015

KUMed Central

Heide Chaney

A Healthy U: Heide Chaney, an online doctor of nursing practice student from McPherson, Kansas, said that the A Healthy U program was launched at just the right time to help her set a goal. By tailoring the program to fit her needs, Heide has lost 10 pounds and has experienced increased energy levels, better eating habits and a renewed sense of self. Read more.  

Stuff that might interest you

Construction update: View the Health Education Building progress report for week ending Nov. 6.

Remaining dates for flu shots: Be sure to take advantage of the free flu shots provided by The University of Kansas Hospital. Remaining Flu Stop Clinic dates in Hixson Atrium are Nov. 9, 11 and 19. The Occupational Health Clinic will not hold walk-in clinics this year. Read more.

University Scholarly Achievement Award: Each year, the University of Kansas recognizes up to four mid-career faculty members as recipients of a University Scholarly Achievement Award. The award recognizes a significant scholarly or research contribution (an exhibition, performance, composition, article or book, or major collaborative project) or a series of closely related contributions. The Chancellor's Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 awards. Read more.

TLT open house: You are invited to Teaching & Learning Technologies' 8th Annual Open House, 1-4 p.m., Nov. 12, 4016 Varnes. Swing by any time between 1 and 4 p.m. for snacks and conversation. Meet the team behind the technology, sample some new instructional technologies, and see what's coming. Read more.

International Education Week: Nov. 14-20 is International Education Week, sponsored by the Office of International Programs. The week kicks off with Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights, 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Battenfeld Auditorium. Daily activities are planned through Nov. 20. View flier.

#loveKS contest: In honor of the 5th annual National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19, you are encouraged to show and share why you love to live, work and play in rural Kansas. The winner(s) of this contest will win a Kansas t-shirt and may "gift" a basket of sugar cookies to a rural health care organization of their choice. There is also an option to gift the basket to a KU residency program. View flier.

Eating healthier on a budget: Melissa Newmaster, a master's degree student in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, is showing people on low and fixed incomes how to shop for healthier foods. Read more.

Student Talent Show: The Association of Undergraduate Students in Nursing and the Student Governing Council Interprofessional Committee held its Fourth Annual Show and Tell Talent Show Nov. 5. Participants enjoyed food, drinks and entertainment. View photos

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Nov. 10: "Driving your Career: Practical Goal Setting and Productivity," noon-1 p.m., SON Auditorium. Panelists Lauren Aaronson, Ph.D., RN; John Ferraro, Ph.D.; Cynthia Teel, Ph.D., RN; Belinda Vail, M.D.; and Doug Wright, Ph.D., will discuss strategies for goals, the importance of sponsors and mentors in achieving goals and more. Read more and RSVP on the WIMS Events Calendar. Lunch will be provided to the first 40 people.

Nov. 11: Please note correction - shuttle service will be fully operational for Veterans Day. Parking will be normal parking regulations. Contact Kevin Rowald with questions.

Nov. 12: Book signing event featuring Marc Asher, M.D., professor emeritus in orthopedic surgery, and his new book, Dogged Persistence: Harrington, Post-polio Scoliosis and the Origin of Spine Instrumentation, 4 p.m., Clendening Library Reading Room. Following will be a lecture, 4:30 p.m., Clendening Auditorium with reception and light hors d'oeuvres. Read more.

Nov. 18: Metastatic Breast Cancer 360: Conversations and Questions about Treatment and Quality of Life, 5:30-7:30 p.m., KU Cancer Center in Westwood. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, learn from experts. View flier. Register by Nov. 13.


Tomas Griebling, M.D., MPH, professor and vice-chair of urology surgery, was named to Ingram's Top Doctors 2015. Read more.


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