Long time employees recognized
Gov. Sam Brownback joined with the Kansas Department of Administration on Friday, Sept. 12, to honor more than 100 state employees who have served the state for more than 40 years. Congratulations to Thomas Pazdernik, Ph.D., Gloria Schroder, William Godfrey, M.D., and Barbara Petersen on 40 years with KU Medical Center! Read more and view photos.
Stuff that might interest you
Emergency Preparedness Week challenge: KU Medical Center conducts fire drills in each building annually. Tell us why fire drill training and building evacuation is important to do. Email your answer. The best answer will be revealed in KUMed Central and the winner will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. And don't forget to bring your completed home emergency plan to Fred the Preparedness Dog on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Preparedness Planning event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Lied Atrium. If you turn in your plan, you'll have a chance to win two AMC movie tickets.
New hope for sickle cell disease
Kenneth Peterson, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, working with researchers at the High Throughput Screening Laboratory on the KU campus in Lawrence, has come up with a list of compounds that can help negate the effects of sickle cell disease. Read more.
Riding to help pediatric cancer survivors
The annual Tour de BBQ bicycle event is supporting the Survivorship Transition Clinic, which helps childhood cancer survivors make the transition to adult oncology care. Read more.
Just for fun
Congratulations to Kathryn Einsel, who made the closest guess on the number of light bulbs in the School of Nursing atrium.
Sept. 22-26: Emergency Preparedness Week - take part in one or all of the scheduled activities so you can be well prepared and win cool prizes, too. View activities.
Ann Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Bernice Jackson, business manager in Continuing Education and Professional Development, died July 30.
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