Faculty

KCU faculty highlight: Dr. Kelley Joy

By Felicia Vaught Nov 2, 2022

Dr. Joy cannot deny her love for medicine. Originally from Southeast Kansas, she started her higher education with the goal of becoming a French and Spanish translator; however, a college job at a small pharmacy changed her entire career path.

KCU assistant professor receives prestigious Missouri Sports Hall of Fame award

By Felicia Vaught Oct 26, 2022

Before donning the physician’s iconic white coat, Robert Arnce, MD, KCU-Joplin assistant professor of Primary Care, suited up in pads and cleats as a football standout at Carl Junction (Missouri) High School and William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Doctors and dentists in the making

Jun 28, 2022

High school students from across Southwest Missouri spent a day at KCU-Joplin learning about osteopathic medicine.

Learning by listening to lived experience

Jun 7, 2022
Redlining. Stigma. Systemic racism. How do these three terms relate to becoming a physician? For Benjamin Grin, MD, assistant professor of Primary Care,...

Kansas City University Celebrates Commencement for Largest Class in History and Inaugural Class of Clinical Psychologists

May 6, 2022
(Kansas City, Mo. – May 8, 2022) Kansas City University (KCU), the 8th largest medical school in the nation, celebrated commencement ceremonies on its...

Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, Elected 2022–23 ACOFP President

Apr 11, 2022
(Kansas City, Mo.) - The American College of Osteopathic Physicians (ACOFP) Board of Governors recently announced Bruce Williams, DO, FACOFP, as the new...

KCU Announces Endowed Professorship for Medical Simulation

Mar 23, 2022
Kansas City University (KCU) announced on March 25, 2022, the establishment of the J. Mike Stanton, DO, FAOCA Endowed Professorship in Medical Simulation, the...

Dr. Jennifer Dennis co-authors published manuscript series

Jan 16, 2022
Jennifer Dennis, PhD, MS, KCU-Joplin associate professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, recently co-authored a two-part manuscript series published in...

KCU dental faculty co-authored federal oral health report

Dec 29, 2021
In December 2021, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) compiled a report of research,...

Kenneth Heiles, DO, Named Inaugural Assembly of Council Leaders Chair

Dec 5, 2021
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) recently announced Kenneth Heiles, DO, associate dean of graduate medical education for...

Dr. Williams Distinguishes Importance of Primary Care

Oct 11, 2021
Dr. Bruce Williams practiced family medicine for 31 years prior to teaching at KCU-Kansas City. He is now associate dean of Clinical Education and faculty...

Dr. Rex Archer Joins KCU as Professor and Director of Population and Public Health

Aug 3, 2021
KCU is pleased to announce the appointment of Rex Archer, MD, MPH, as Professor and Director of Population and Public Health for Kansas City University College...