Oct. 13, 2014

KUMed Central


It's time for shutterbugs to highlight the beauty of Kansas by entering the 9th annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest. The contest is open to Kansas residents and employees. Read more. Pictured: 2013 finalist, Sunflowers and Swallowtails photographed by Tom Soetaert.    

Stuff that might interest you

United Way lunch specials: To support the joint 2014 United Way campaign, The University of Kansas Hospital's cafeteria will be offering a lunch special Oct. 14-17. A dollar from each lunch special will go to United Way. Read more. This year's goal is $288,882 - the amount we could raise if every employee donated $1 per pay period.

HR and IR customer service survey: A survey was delivered last week to obtain your customer service experiences related to Human Resources, Dykes Library and Information Resources. This is your opportunity to provide feedback that will help these areas provide better support to their customers. The survey will be open through Oct. 21. If you have questions or need the survey sent again, contact Melissa Nickel, Enterprise Project Management Office.

Ask the EVC: A comment was submitted via the Ask the EVC feedback channel in response to Dr. Girod's Sept. 19 newsletter addressing Sexual Assault Awareness Week. An employee expressed concern about how sexual assault incidents are communicated. Read the question and answer.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Faculty, staff, and students took part in the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Oct. 7. The event, sponsored by the American Medical Women's Association, is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. View photos.

Fighting obesity in rural areas

Christie Befort, Ph.D., associate professor in preventive medicine and public health, has been approved for a $10 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the effectiveness of obesity treatment options in rural communities. Read more

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Missed last week's issue? Click here for the Oct. 6 issue.


Oct. 13, 15, 16, 18: Flu Stop clinics free to employees with required flu voucher. Read more.

Oct. 23: KU-Lawrence is sponsoring a lecture, Earth and Spirit: The Unique Life of Reindeer Herders in Mongolia, which focuses on the changes in traditional lifestyles of nomads and changes brought about by tourism, climate shift, and politics, 4 p.m., Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Free and open to the public. Read more.

Oct. 29-30: Onsite blood drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Francisco Lounge in the Student Center. To sign up, click here, "Find a Drive." and use code uofkansas. Contact Ryan Gove at 913-588-6681 with questions.


Won Choi, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor in preventive medicine and public health, was honored with the Samuel J. Crumbine Medal, the Kansas Public Health Association's highest award. Read more.


Do you know what kind of equipment is needed to conduct your job functions safely? Read why personal protective equipment is critical.


Click here for an online version of Advances, The University of Kansas Hospital's bi-weekly news publication.


Last modified: Oct 13, 2014