As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, employees could take part in several activities geared to help them become more aware and prepared. View photos from Fred the Preparedness Dog who visited to help employees develop their home preparedness plans. View photos from the Wheel of Disaster.
Open enrollment for FY2015
Open enrollment for university employees is Oct. 1-31. There are several significant changes to the enrollment process and employee benefits. You will now enroll and submit necessary forms through an online process. There are changes in insurance carriers and types of plans, more preventive care benefits, and other changes. You may read the changes here. You will receive an email in the coming days with more information, along with instructions on how to enroll. In the meantime, mark your calendars for an informational meeting Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m.
Stuff that might interest you
Search for anesthesiology chair begins: The search for a permanent chair of the Department of Anesthesiology is underway. School of Medicine Executive Dean Robert Simari, M.D., announced that Romano Delcore, M.D., chair of surgery, and Bruce Toby, M.D., chair of orthopedic surgery, will co-chair the search committee. A position description, information about the search committee and a link to apply for the position are available at the Leadership Searches webpage.
Experiencing health care in a different culture
Students from the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions spent time at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, as part of the Robinson Scholars Program. Read more about the adventures and adversity of two occupational therapist students.
In the news
KCUR interviewed Paula Cupertino, Ph.D., associate professor of preventive medicine and public health and director of Juntos, about the disconnect between the growing Latino community and the healthcare system. Read more.
Share your news
Oct. 3: 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.
BRAG IT UP
James Fishback, M.D., professor in pathology & laboratory medicine, has been recognized for a distinguished career in teaching with a prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship. Read more.
JUST FOR FUN
This is the final Emergency Preparedness Week challenge.
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