Oct. 27, 2014

KUMed Central

Irina Aris

Congratulations to Irina Aris, international exchange visitor and employee advisor, who has received the Employee of the Quarter award as part of KU Medical Center's C.A.R.E. employee recognition program. A native of Baku, Azerbaijan, Irina has personal experience living on both sides of the international line. Read more.

Stuff that might interest you

Time off to vote: Employees who are eligible to vote in an election and who do not have time outside working hours while polls are open may request time off, up to two hours, with pay to vote on Election Day, Nov. 4. Please work with your supervisor for appropriate time off based on your current work schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 913-588-5080.

IR organizational changes: Michael Harmelink, associate vice chancellor and chief information officer and interim associate vice chancellor for human resources, recently announced organizational changes within information resources effective Oct. 22. Read more.

New cancer survivorship clinic: The grand opening of the new Midwest Cancer Alliance Survivorship Transition Clinic will be Nov. 6. It is one of only six such adult care clinics in the country to address long-term health issues in survivors of childhood cancer. Read more.

Physical Therapy Day: Oct. 22 was Physical Therapy Day at KU Medical Center. Participants learned who could do the most sit to stands, most arm curls, or most jump ropes in 30 seconds out of anyone on campus. The event was put on by physical therapy students and members of Exercise is Medicine. View photos.

Royals support: Members of the KU Police Department showed their support of our other boys in blue by sporting KC Royals baseball hats during the World Series. View photo..

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Oct. 27: Ebola Grand Rounds, 5:30 p.m., SON Auditorium, will help the KU Medical Center community get a clearer understanding of Ebola, the risks, and our response and preparedness plans. Read more.

Oct. 28: Last Cybersecurity Awareness Month lunch 'n learn, noon-1 p.m., 1025 Orr-Major. Sign up here.

Oct. 31: Open enrollment deadline. Read more.

Oct. 31 & Nov. 1: Flu Stop clinics free to employees with required flu voucher. 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 South Central Section of the American Urological Association. Read more.

Karen Miller, Ph.D., RN, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, and dean, Schools of Health Professions and Nursing, received the Distinguished Service and Achievement Award. Read more.


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Last modified: Nov 26, 2014