Thursday, December 31, 2015

Demystifying Islam: Yes Your Doctor is Muslim, slides now available

The PowerPoint presentation slides are now available for this event.  Log-in to SharePoint with your KUMC ID.


As part of their commitment to diversity on the medical center campus, the Department of Family Medicine invites everyone to come learn more about the Muslim faith. They are very pleased to have Moben Mirza, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Urology, share his wisdom and insights as to how the Muslim faith influences his personal and professional life. Family Medicine welcomes you to join in a discussion and ask questions about Islam.  

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Auditorium (G013)

For more information, contact Dan Swagerty, M.D., dswagert@kumc.edu

To add this event to your calendar, click
https://www.kumc.edu/events-calendar.html?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117602226

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Achieving Health Equity in Kansas: Where Do We Go From Here? 3/31/16

Achieving Health Equity in Kansas: Where Do We Go From Here?

A one-day symposium

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kansas Leadership Center, 3256 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS

Why attend:

  • Learn the leading causes of death and disability in Kansas, by race/ethnicity, gender, geography, age and socio-economic status
  • Discover the recent innovative research and health promotion efforts that have reduced health disparities within Kansas and across the U.S.
  • Examine models of community partnerships that reduce health disparities
  • Explore, interpret and apply interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations that reduce health disparities

Presenters:

We will bring together leaders from around the country to address topics these topics.

Presenters include:
  • Jasjit Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS - Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Wisdom, PhD – Vice President for Research, George Washington University
  • Philip Alberti, PhD – Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy Scientific Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Janine Bieda, PhD, MS, CNM – Director, Center for Advanced Obstetrical Care and Research
  • Ghazala Perveen, MBBS, PhD, MPH – Director of Science and Surveillance, Bureau of Health Promotion, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Benjamin Anderson – Chief Executive Officer, Kearny County Hospital
  • Debra Bolton, PhD, CFLE – Human Ecologist, Geographer, Kansas State University Research and Extension
  • Jeffrey Willett, PhD – Vice President for Programs, Kansas Health Foundation
  • Christine Daley, PhD, MA – Associate Professor, Director, Center for American Indian Community Health, KUMC
  • Allen Greiner, MD, MPH – Professor and Associate Chair for Research, KUMC
  • Crystal Lumpkins, PhD  – Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Research Division
  • Paula Cupertino, PhD – Associate Professor, Director, JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, KUMC
  • Vickie Collie-Akers, PhD, MPH – Associate Director of Health Promotion Research, KU
  • Changming Duan, PhD – Professor, School of Education, Educational Psychology, KU
  • Ruth Herman, PhD – Associate Researcher, Center for Public Partnerships and Research, KU
  • Kyrah Steward-Brown, PhD - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sedgwick County Health Department
  • Carolyn Ahlers-Schmidt, PhD – Associate Research Professor, Director of Pediatric Research, KUSOM-W
  • Won Choi, PhD – Executive Director, MPH Program, Professor, KUMC


Continuing Education Credit Available
This event is being sponsored by KU School of Medicine and the Kansas Health Foundation.
 Register today at www.kumc.edu/ce. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Bethany Burk at 913-588-4480 or via email at bburk@kumc.edu.


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Friday, November 13, 2015

Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet working meeting: Climate Study Consultant Visit, 11/16

The EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet will meet Monday, November 16, with consultants from Rankin & Associates who have been engaged to facilitate this project.  This working meeting will include an overview of the project summary and process.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Murphy Hall Room 3020
Wichita Founders Room (ITV)
Salina Room 210 (ITV)

Questions:  Contact Jennifer Keeton, jkeeton@kumc.edu or (913) 588-3319

Thursday, November 12, 2015

EVC Message on Developing a Respectful, Inclusive Campus Community

Executive Vice Chancellor Doug Girod sent the following message to the KUMC community on Tuesday, November 10, 2015:


Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

The events that have taken place over the last several months at the University of Missouri-Columbia underscore the need for ongoing dialogue and action around the subjects of race relations, respect and diversity in the academic environment and in everyday life.

A university is an enclave of visionaries, thinkers and learners. Regardless of the color of our skin, the site of our origins, our gender or sexual orientation, the respect we offer each other every day demonstrates a core concept of higher education that we must hold dear.

As I have shared before, we launched a Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet in January 2015 to help us build and support a diverse, inclusive and interprofessional environment that optimizes our ability to meet our missions. This cabinet is comprised of individuals from across our campus, including representatives from Wichita and Salina, our student body and The University of Kansas Hospital.

As chair of this cabinet, I have a personal interest in making sure we do more than just discuss issues. We are developing an actionable plan to ensure KU Medical Center is an inclusive environment for all. For example, we are reviewing policies and practices, as well as developing training, to specifically address unconscious bias that may exist at KU Medical Center.

The cabinet and sub-committee meetings are open to the entire campus community. If you have ideas on how to increase diversity and inclusion on our campus, I encourage you to attend a meeting and share your perspective. Visit the Diversity & Inclusion website to learn how you can become involved.

In addition, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will serve as a moderator for a University of Kansas town hall meeting on the topics of race, respect, responsibility and the freedom of speech at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Kansas Union Ballroom on the Lawrence campus. The meeting is designed to be an open conversation among students, faculty and staff.

Positive change does not occur in a vacuum. It takes highly motivated individuals who are willing to share ideas and collaborate to make a difference. I want to express my sincere appreciation for those who are already contributing and invite others to consider becoming a part of these ongoing efforts.

Douglas A. Girod, M.D., FACS
Executive Vice Chancellor
University of Kansas Medical Center




Thursday, October 29, 2015

International Education Week, 11/14-20, multiple events

Please visit website for complete details.



Saturday, November 14, 2015

Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights 
Battenfeld Auditorium

Monday, November 16, 2015

International Educational Experience Poster Presentations
Noon-1:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Atrium
Appetizers served

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

End-of-Life Care and Attitudes: Crossing Cultures When Crossing Over (KUMC Clinical Culture and Diversity Series)
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
G013 SON
Lunch is provided

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Immigration Matters for Clinicians, Researchers and other Professionals: H-1B's, J-1 Waivers and Permanent Residency
Judy Bordeau, Bordeau Immigration Law, LLC
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
G013 SON 
Lunch is provided

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Culture Hour
A casual forum for students, faculty and staff to discuss cross-cultural exchanges
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Calkins Conference Room, G004 Orr Major

Friday, November 20, 2015

Global Fair
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
SON AtriumAppetizers served
If any file format prevents you from accessing the information, please contact zrogers2@kumc.edu for assistance. In order to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please note the nature of your accessibility concern, the format in which you prefer to receive the material, the web page address of the requested material, and the best way to contact you.

End-of-Life Care & Attitudes: Crossing Cultures when Crossing Over, 11/17, noon

End-of-Life Care & Attitudes: Crossing Cultures when Crossing Over
presented by Dan Swagerty, MD, MPH and Viktoriya Tulchinskaya, SOM Student
add event to your calendar


11/17/2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.
G013 School of Nursing Auditorium
Lunch provided

Sponsored by:
KU Office of International Programs
EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet - Programming Subcommittee
Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity


2016 EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Meeting Dates

Tentative dates have been set for the 2016 EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet meetings.
Meetings can also be found on the KUMC calendar or the diversity calendar.  Meeting materials can be found on SharePoint.

Meeting dates are as follows:


  • February 11, 2016  8:00 a.m.  (SON Auditorium, G013)
  • May 5, 2016  11:00 a.m. (Reike Auditorium, next to bookstore)
  • August 3, 2016  8:00 a.m. (location TBD)
  • November 9, 2016 11:00 a.m. (location TBD)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Maternal Health Across Two Contintents, 10/19 noon

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR
VINAY S. RANE, MD JD
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
G013 SCHOOL OF NURSING (SON)
3901 RAINBOW BLVD. KANSAS CITY, KS

"MATERNAL HEALTH ACROSS TWO CONTINENTS: 
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER?

MEDICINE AND ESPECIALLY OBSTETRICS HAS REVEALED JUST HOW SIMILAR ALL OF US WHO OCCUPY THIS SMALL PLANET ACTUALLY ARE. WE ALL HAVE SO MUCH MORE IN COMMON THAN THAT WHICH DIVIDES US. CORRESPONDINGLY, MANY OF THE CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN AUSTRALIA HAVE ALREADY BEEN FELT BY OUR AMERICAN COLLEAGUES. BY EXAMINING INTERVENTIONS THAT AMERICAN CENTRES HAVE UNDERTAKEN, WE CAN IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES IN AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND.

LUNCH PROVIDED FOR FIRST 30 PARTICIPANTS
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT TODD MOORE: TMOORE3@KUMC.EDU OR 913-588-4925

Vinay S. Rane is a forensic physician, lawyer and obstetric doctor based in Queensland, Australia. He has completed concurrent degrees in medicine, surgery, forensic science, twin bachelor and masters law programs and a post graduate degree in Legal Ethics at Monash University before graduating with a Masters in Health Management from Griffith University.
He went on to gain fellowships with the Australian College Legal Medicine and the Faculty of Forensic Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians in London while completing a Churchill Fellowship in forensic medicine and women’s health.
For his Fulbright Award, he will investigate the provision of obstetric services to disadvantaged women’s groups. He is completing his research at the New York Department of Health, New York State University at Albany and the School of Public Health at Harvard University in 2014-15.
About the Speaker

Monday, September 28, 2015

5th Annual "We're in this together: Partnering for Health" free event, 10/27

5th ANNUAL
“We’re in this Together: Partnering for Health”
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

This FREE event highlights partnerships and encourages open discussion among the faith-based community, academic health centers, community health workers and community-based service organizations.

We hope you will attend to engage with other regional health researchers, community-based organizations, and public health professionals to address health disparities in our communities.

Please click here to register or the link below
https://redcap.kumc.edu/surveys/?s=ycJpGJo2sj
For more information, contact Todd Moore Tmoore3@kumc.edu

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Training opportunity: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Health Care Disparities, 10/14

Faculty and students from medicine, nursing and health professions are invited to an upcoming training event:
Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Health Care Disparities

Please join KUMC and representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) and the 
Office for Civil Rights(OCR) 
Oct. 14, 2015 1-3 pm Wahl Hall East-WHE, overflow viewing in Rieke, ITV to Salina-Rm#116 and Wichita-Santa Fe Rm Presenting  
Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Health Care Disparities

*The purpose of the initiative is to enhance medical school instruction by helping students and health care professionals appreciate their role in
reducing health disparities in American communities. The presentation is based on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin





Thursday, September 17, 2015

Microaggressions Webinar, 9/30, 1:00 - 2:30

The EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet and the Office of International Programs will sponsor a webinar event on September 30.  A recording will be available if you are unable to participate that day.  For more information, contact Kimberly Connelly, 588-1480 or kconnelly@kumc.edu


Microaggressions:  A campus climate conversation 

with Maura Cullen

September 30, 1:00- 2:30 CST

Rieke Auditorium, 

ITV to Wichita  Santa Fe Room and Salina Room 210


Join us for this conversation with leading diversity expert, Maura Cullen, as she provides insight and suggestions for assessing and improving your campus climate. In a year that has seen tremendous upheaval, on campuses and in communities at large, it’s critical to consider the role and responsibility you have in creating a safe and secure campus environment for your students and staff.

    “It’s not a big deal.” We often hear that after an insensitive comment is made. But what happens when that comment is indicative of an undercurrent of racism or other social tension on campus? An environment where some of your students feel invisible or unsafe? “IT” is a big deal. These “microaggressions” create a larger divide and have a cumulative impact, leaving students feeling unheard, unsafe and unwelcome.


    As they reach their tipping points, students are becoming more and more active in confronting these acts. They turn to your professional staff of color, especially those in position of providing extensive care and advisement — sometimes to their own detriment. They begin to feel underappreciated and burnt out in the face of upheaval. At the same time, staff members of dominant identities are beginning to feel that potential pitfalls and land mines are inevitable, leaving them at a loss for how to best support their colleagues and students with target identities.

    Maura will discuss communication traps and how to avoid them, as well as what tools to use in their place. This webinar will include an extended Q&A, where Maura will engage in open-ended dialogue designed to get at the heart of how institutions can maintain a community of respect and open dialogue, in spite of today’s challenging social climate and growing tensions.

Participation Outcomes
Participants will take away:
  • Strategies for creating a more inclusive and socially just community — this looks very different than it did years ago.
  • Ways to confront non-inclusive behaviors appropriately, so the situation doesn't escalate thus leaving all parties feeling unsafe and your institutional mission compromised.
  • Tools for identifying personal bias and stereotypes — and what to do about it.
  • The ability to recognize intersectionality and how it impacts the personal identity dynamic.
Common ground for conversation with your professional staff and faculty, so you can work together to assess your campus climate and put action steps in place for addressing issues in 2015-16 — are any of your policies or practices unintentionally sending messages that may make marginalized groups feel unsafe or unsupported?

Safe Zone Training, rescheduled for Oct. 23

This event is being rescheduled for Oct. 23 - more details to follow.  


KUMC affirms our commitment to a diverse and inclusive community in many ways. You can contribute to building this inclusive learning environment by joining us in the Safe Zone program.

The Office of Student Life has been working to put together an official Safe Zone Training for our campus.  This training will encompass education around the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and be ongoing throughout the year as to develop a safety net for students, faculty and staff struggling with these issues. We envision the program as a visible network of allies who support each other and support individual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. We hope to build a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.

The Safe Zone training will discuss respectful terminology, transgender concerns, and other topics that will help you become a better ally. The expectations are when people see a person who has displayed the Safe Zone logo, they know that this person has self-identified as a supporter and advocate of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. They can expect this person to respect their confidentiality, provide them with resources, and listen.

Our first training for the Fall semester will be on Friday, September 25th from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Space is limited to 25 so if you can’t make it this semester, look for upcoming trainings in the spring.

To attend, please register HERE.  Questions can be directed to Courtney Murdock (cmurdock@kumc.edu) in the Office of Student Life.

Thank you for your ongoing support!


Courtney Murdock
Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Life
University of Kansas Medical Center
G005 Orr Major, MS 4018
(913) 588-6681

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Roy Jensen to receive Crescent Peace Society's Humanitarian Award


The Crescent Peace Society of Kansas City, established in 1996 after the Oklahoma City bombing, will honor Dr. Roy Jensen, Director of the KU Cancer Center, with the Humanitarian Award during their 19th Annual Awards Dinner on September 12. 


Other 2015 Award Winners include:

PeaceAward:
Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council 
 
Lifetime Achievement Award: 
James A. Everett
Former CIA Intelligence Officer; Author of "The Making and Breaking of an American Spy"


Humanitarian Award: 
Dr. Roy A. Jensen,
Director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center


Journalism Award:
Rany Jazayerli
Founder of Rany on the Roals; Writer for Grantland.com


Education Award:
Dialogue Institute of the Southwest 


Syed Farrukh Shabbir, MD Memorial Scholarship:
Two High School Seniors from the Greater Kansas City Area


About the Crescent Peace Society
The Crescent Peace Society is a not for profit organization established in 1996. The Society was formed  after the Oklahoma City bombing by a small group of committed Muslims from the  Greater Kansas City area. This painful event in Oklahoma, affected not only the victims and their families, but also our entire nation. For the Muslim community, it affected children who were afraid to attend their schools when  there was much misinformation about who committed this heinous crime.  The Society seeks to reach out at the local level to enhance understanding through educational and cultural interactions with other faiths and the media.

Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Meeting re: Campus Climate Study, 9/15 3:30 p.m. SON Auditorium


The EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet will meet on September 15, 2015, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the School of Nursing Auditorium to review the Campus Climate Study set to launch later in the fall semester.  ITV locations are available:


Wichita: TBD

Salina: Salina Room 210

KUMC: G013 SON Auditorium

Lawrence: Malott Room, Kansas Union (phone conference only)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Progress Report on Action Items - July 2015

The first progress report from the Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet sub-committees was made at the July 2015 quarterly meeting.  Access the progress report on SharePoint or contact Jennifer Keeton, (913)588-3319 or jkeeton@kumc.edu.

Friday, July 17, 2015

KUMC Leadership Team message re: WIMS Child Care Survey results

Copy of campus broadcast email message, 7/14/15


Dear Colleagues:

Many of you participated in a survey a few months ago related to the child care needs of our campus community. Coordinated by the Women in Medicine (WIMS) steering committee in collaboration with resident and faculty organizations, the survey sought information regarding overall need for child care, current and future child care needs, the potential impact of campus child care and important child care characteristics.

Two versions of the survey were available: one for faculty and staff and another for students and residents. A total of 1,629 respondents completed the survey, including 36.6 percent of faculty and staff, 24.6 percent of residents and 7 percent of students. We were very pleased with the overall response rate.
An overwhelming majority of respondents – 92 percent – indicated that they would consider enrolling their children in campus child care. Overall, campus child care was perceived to have a positive impact on work satisfaction and productivity. You can review the full survey results here.
Additional findings included:
  • More than 90 percent agreed that satisfaction, recruitment, retention and advancement would improve with a child care option in the workplace.
  • More than 700 respondents had current needs for child care options, including 244 infants.
    • Sixty percent of those would switch to campus child care if available.
  • Nearly 475 respondents anticipated new full-time child care needs within the next two years.
  • More than 150 respondents anticipated new part-time child care needs within the next two years.
  • Some of the most important features of a child care center were:
    • Cost.
    • Provider qualifications.
    • Hours of operation.
    • Educational programs .
  • Top three themes from written comments were:
    • Important for recruitment and retention.
    • Impact on employee stress and productivity.
    • Symbolic of working environment and how KU Medical Center compares locally and nationally.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to share feedback. Your input is extremely important as we plan for the future.
We are currently developing a long-term space allocation plan in collaboration with the Lawrence campus to determine feasibility for a variety of spaces, including space for child care. As these plans develop further, we will continue to update you regarding these potential initiatives.

EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Meeting, 7/27 - RECORDING available

Quarterly EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Meeting

View the meeting on KUMC's YouTube Channel:  https://youtu.be/JC8ReQNkwco


Monday, July 27, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., School of Nursing Auditorium
ITV Locations include: Founder's Room (SOM-W), Salina Board Room (SOM-S)
Prairie Village Board Room (CRC)

Meeting materials are available on SharePoint. 

Employee Health Plan Coverage for Same Sex Marriage & Dependents

State Employee Health Plan – Same Gender Marriages Recognized

The State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) has notified us that same gender marriage partners and eligible children can be added to an employee’s health plan coverage.

Generally, there is a 31 calendar day waiting period after a qualifying event, during which eligible dependents (spouses and/or children) can be added to an employee’s coverage. The SEHP will inform us whether the 31-day period began with the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 or at a later date. The coverage effective date for dependents added in July will be Aug. 1, 2015.

To Add Dependents, please:

Step 1: Log into the SEHP secure portal, MAP (Membership Administration Portal).

OR

Sign into myKUMC and proceed to the pay/benefits tab, and click on “Membership Administration Portal.”

Step 2: Select the University of Kansas Medical Center and use your KUMC online ID and password to log in.

A.      To add a spouse, you will need to provide a copy of the marriage certificate or license.
B.      To add a child, you will need to provide a birth certificate.
C.      Social Security number(s) will be needed for dependent(s) added to the SEHP.

Please Note

Enrollment in the SEHP is time sensitive. Please complete the MAP enrollment process by the end of July. Dependents added during July will have coverage effective Aug. 1, 2015.

If this process is not completed in a timely fashion, the next opportunity to enroll dependents in the SEHP will be during Open Enrollment, which is held every October for coverage effective January 1 or if there is a qualifying family status change such as loss of health insurance coverage by your spouse and/or dependent.

If you are currently enrolled in a Health Savings Account (with Plan C), a Health Care Flexible Spending Account or a Health Care Limited Scope Flexible Spending Account, you will be able to increase your semi-monthly contribution due to this qualifying event.

For additional information about:

2015 State Employee Health Plan booklet - Semi-monthly premium rates can be found on page 19.

Dependent Document Requirements for State Employee Health Plan


If you have questions for the KUMC Benefits staff, please contact us by email at benefits-university@kumc.edu, or call 588-5087 or stop by Room 1044 Delp.

WIMS 2015 Leadership Conference, "Cultivating 'You, Inc.' A Clearly Defined Voice to Success, 8/21"

August 21, 2015
Overland Park Convention Center


This year’s WIMS conference is a collaboration between WIMS and community leaders in healthcare and law and includes excellent national and local speakers.  Both men and women faculty will benefit from topics on leadership and career challenges, as well as networking with other professionals across Kansas City and the region. Please also encourage any of your colleagues outside of KUMC to attend.


Reserve this date on your calendar to focus on YOU and your career success! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Volunteers needed for annual AIHREA Powwow & Health Fair, 5/1-2

This is a great opportunity for students (and others!) to get out into the American Indian community to provide much needed services AND to have a great time at a cultural event.  We draw some of the best dancers and singers in the country.  If you are interested, please fill out the appropriate survey below. 



The American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance is currently looking for volunteers for our annual Health and Wellness Powwow!  This is a large event that combines a competitive powwow with a health fair.  We usually get around 2000 people over the course of the weekend.  This year’s event is Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at Johnson County Community College in their gym (see attached flyer).

 

We are looking for volunteers to do health screenings (eg – BMI, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.), as well as “Ask a Doc” and mental health booths.  We need both students and supervisors for three time slots:  Friday, May 1, 6-9pm, Saturday, May 2, 1-4pm and 4-7pm.  If you are interested in helping out, please fill out this survey:

 


 

AMWA & WIMS Power Breakfast, 4/28



Come eat breakfast with us!
American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) invite you to our annual Power Breakfast. Powerful faculty and students from around the KUMC campus will network while eating breakfast, drinking coffee, and discussing issues in medicine and science. Everyone is welcome!



APRIL, 28TH  2015
Courtyard Café
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
POWER BREAKFAST














Monday, March 30, 2015

EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Meeting, 4/7 - RECORDING AVAILABLE

The quarterly meeting of the EVC's Diversity and Inclusion Cabinet meeting is was held at 7:30–8:30 a.m., Wahl Hall East Auditorium. Agenda is posted here.  A recording of the meeting is also available.

Safe Zone Training opportunity, 4/17 - TODAY!

KU Medical Center is committed to a diverse and inclusive community in many ways. You can contribute to building this inclusive learning environment by joining in the Safe Zone program.
The Office of Student Life has created an official Safe Zone training for our campus. This training will provide education around the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and will be conducted throughout the year to help develop a safety net for students, faculty and staff struggling with these issues. We envision the program as a visible network of allies who support each other and support individual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We hope to build a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.

The first Safe Zone training for the spring semester will be 1:30–4 p.m., Friday, April 17. Training will discuss respectful terminology, transgender concerns and other topics that will help you become a better ally. It is expected when people see a person who has displayed the Safe Zone logo, they know this person has self-identified as a supporter and advocate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They can expect this person to respect their confidentiality, provide them with resources and listen.
Sign up now for the April 17 training. Space is limited to 25 so if you can't make it this semester, look for more training opportunities. Contact Tori Strobel in the Office of Student Life with questions. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Local CE offering by KU alum: Care for LGBTQ Individuals, 4/10

Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Individuals

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 2015 


First Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, 11811 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO  64114
Registration Fee:  $35.00  Certificate of Attendance (3.0 CEU's).  For more information, visit:
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cebe4b3f3b54c02e47b508708&id=5c329247ab&e=ab43540540

Monday, February 23, 2015

WIMS Diversity Event: Unconscious Bias Panel 3/10 - RECORDING AVAILABLE

A recording of the WIMS panel event is available for viewing.

Panelists Tracie Collins, MD, MPH Chairperson, Preventive Medicine and Public Health-Wichita, Kim Templeton, MD, Professor, KUMC Orthopedic Surgery, Susan Wilson, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion at UMKC will have an open and honest discussion on Uncovering Bias in Academic Medicine: Some Perspectives on How to Recognize it and How to Move Forward. The panel will answer pre-submitted questions. Please submit questions toWIMSdiversity@kumc.edu

Friday, February 13, 2015

EVC's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Meeting


Monday, January, 26, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., School of Nursing Auditorium
ITV Locations include: Founder's Room (SOM-W), Salina Board Room (SOM-S)
Prairie Village Board Room (CRC)

Meeting materials are available on SharePoint.
Add this meeting to your calendar

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Webinar series in recognition of Black History Month, 2/19

A webinar series, ”Addressing Health Disparities through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships,” hosted by Region VII Federal Partners will be held Thursday Feb. 19, 3:00-4:30 pm CT. In recognition of Black History Month The SOM Family Medicine Department in partnership with Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Community Partnership for Health will broadcast the webinar in 1049 SON. View PDF of the full agenda (in Mountain Standard Time)

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Moore at 913-588-4925 or tmoore3@kumc.edu.

Upcoming International Programs, including Spring Gala 2/21

Clinical Culture and Diversity Series – Tuesday, 2/17/2015 @ noon
Spring Festival Gala – FREE, Saturday, 2/21/2015 @ 4:00
Culture Hour – every Thursday @ noon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mosaic Project: Putting Diversity Under the Microscope, student retreat 2/20-21

Student retreat – Mosaic Project: Putting Diversity Under the Microscope

Feb. 20-21, 2015 at KUMC (registration open until noon Feb. 13)

Contact David Yeoman, dyeoman2@kumc.edu, Student Diversity Council