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KUMC Student Handbook

General Campus Information

Frequently Used Phone Numbers and Web Sites
KUMC Faculty/Staff/Student Information Line
KUMC and KU Heritage and Traditions

Frequently Used Phone Numbers and Web Sites

A complete phone directory listing additional departments and services is available on the University of Kansas Medical Center web site, at
Persons with speech or hearing impairments who wish to contact the above phone numbers may use the Kansas State Relay at 800-766-3777 (TDD).

Lawrence Campus Dialing is 4-XXXX
Wichita Campus Dialing is 3-XXXX
KUMC On-Campus Dialing: Dial 8-XXXX

Comptroller 8-5297
Student Financial Accounting 8-2590

Bernadette Gray-Little , Ph.D., Chancellor 4-4810
Doug Girod, M.D.. Executive Vice Chancellor 8-1440
Bob Page, Hospital President & Chief Executive Officer 8-1270
Robert Simari, M.D. Executive Dean, School of Medicine 8-1440
Karen Miller, R. N., Ph. D, FAAN, Senior Vice Chancellor and Dean, Schools of Nursing & Health Professions 8-1665
Vince Loffredo, Ed.D.,Vice Chancellor of Student Services 8-4698
Gerald Minns, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine -Wichita 3-2600
Robert Klein, Ph. D. Dean, Graduate Studies 8-1258

Alumni and Community Relations
Kim Huyett, Director 8-1255

Auditorium Scheduling 8-7326

Beauty Shop
Office 8-2518

Student Union Corporation/Matthews Medical Books 8-2537

KU Hospital 8-7681
Menus: Courtyard Café | Cafeterias

Calendar of Events

Chapel Office 8-1215
Open to patients, families, staff, students, and employees for prayer and meditation

Counseling and Educational Support Services
Larry Long, PhD, Senior Director 8-6580

Degree Programs

Directory Assistance or Information 8-5000

Educational Resources
Educational Support Services
Alice Carrott, Director 8-4688


Human Resources
Chari J. Young, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, 8-5031

Environment, Health and Safety Office

Equal Opportunity Office
Natalie Holick, Manager, Equal Opportunity Officer, 913-588-8011

Gift Shops
Marilyn Sommers, Manager 8-5495
Bell Memorial Lobby Gift Shop 8-5495
Sunflower Gift Shop 8-5496

Health Services

Employee Health 8-6512
Student Health, Stephanie Jernigan, Director 8-1941

Housing Information
(Off Campus Housing)
Student Services 8-4695

Information Resources
Steffani Webb, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Resources, Interim Chief Information Officer, 8-4900

Instructional Support

Scheduling Classrooms and Auditoriums 8-7326

International Programs

Administrative Office 8-1480

Kirmayer Fitness Center

Amber Long, Director 8-1532

KU Endowment

KUMC Auxiliary

KUMC Credit Union
Administrative Office 8-5375

Clendenning History of MedicineLibrary and Museum 8-7244

DykesLibrary, Circulation 8-7166

Lost and Found
Guest Services located in the Heart Center 8-1234
University Lost and Found is located in Dykes Library
Online lost and found posts

Office of the Registrar
Registrar 8-7055
Residency 8-7055

Parking and Landscape Services

Richard Johnson, Director 8-5175


Adminitsrative Office 8-2330

Student Engagement
Ryan Gove, Director 8-6681

Student Financial Aid
Sara Honeck, Director 8-5170

Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance Verification Office 8-4695

Student Services
Vince Loffredo, Ed.D.,Vice Chancellor of Student Services 8-4698

University Police
Emergency 911
Rick Johnson, Director 8-5133
Dispatcher - Information Police Services 8-5030

Volunteer Services
, Hospital
Coordinator 8-6560

Other Campuses

University of Kansas
KUMC is part of the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

Salina Campus

School of Medicine, Salina campus

Wichita Campus
School of Medicine, Wichita campus

Kansas City

General information About Kansas City
Links to visitor information, media, pro sports

KUMC Faculty/Staff/Student Information Line

KUMC has an information line for faculty, staff, and students. Dialing 588-INFO (4636) will provide you with access to recorded announcements and information concerning inclement weather or other important news. 588-INFO serves as a supplement to other sources of information including the website as well as In The Center and Broadcast e-mail.  During periods of inclement weather, check the number often as updates will be made frequently. Persons with hearing impairments may access 588-INFO by using the Kansas Relay Operator.

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University of Kansas Medical Center Historical Background

The founding of a school of medicine was contemplated in the 1864 act of the Kansas Legislature establishing the University of Kansas. The University welcomed its first class in 1866, but there were no courses in medicine. It was not until 1880 that the first step was taken with the establishment of a one-year "preparatory medical course" under the administration of the University on the Lawrence campus. The second step occurred in 1905 when the Kansas City Medical College (founded in 1869 in Kansas City, Missouri) and the Medico-Chirurgical College (founded in 1893 in Kansas City, MO) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Kansas City, KS were merged to form the last two years of a four-year medical course under the direction of the University of Kansas.

The name "Eleanor Taylor Bell Memorial Hospital" remained at the original location. "Bell Memorial Hospital" at the 39th Street location gave way to the "University of Kansas Hospitals" in 1936. In 1947 the Kansas Board of Regents designated the name "University of Kansas Medical Center" to express more adequately the manifold activities.

Beginning in the early 1970's, an acceleration of activities and programs were undertaken in an effort to combat the shortages of health professionals in the state. The "Medical School" became a "College of Health Sciences" with three schools-Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health. Increased classes were accepted in all programs and faculty was increased; the most ambitious of all previous building projects was begun. A branch of the medical school was opened in Wichita and a portion of each medical class now completes the final two years of medical training in a community-based program in cooperation with Wichita hospitals. A state-wide outreach program was initiated to enable the College of Health Sciences to take its educational and health care programs to the service of people all over the state, and also assist communities in the recruitment of physicians and makes health professionals available as substitute doctors and technical advisors. To better serve the student body, faculty and state, the Archie R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences was added to the Medical Center in July, 1983.

University of Kansas Traditions and History

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