Research

Landing on her feet: KCU-COB alumna first-authors paper in PNAS

By Haley Reardon Oct 11, 2022

Her work alongside Doug Bittel, PhD, KCU professor of biosciences, helped KCU-College of Biosciences alum (’19) Allison Ogren develop patience and the ability to pivot when things don’t go as planned. As part of her thesis, she worked with Bittel at Children’s Mercy analyzing the molecular biology of congenital heart defects and post-transcriptional modifications on spliceosomal RNA. 

KCU Professor and Researcher Joins Search for Clues into Recently Discovered Dementia

Jan 5, 2021
As the world of science looks for cures in the battle against dementia, researchers have identified a new enemy. A newly-named pathway to dementia that has...

KCU Global Track students impact Kenyan community and win prestigious osteopathic research award

Oct 23, 2020

Kansas City University medical students who have an interest in oncology and a heart for the underserved earned a 1st place award in the Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) 2020 Research Competition: Research Abstract Category for their work with women, children, and health care providers in Kenya on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

KCU Research Symposium Celebrates Student Science

Jun 3, 2020

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the delivery of the Research Symposium event, but it did not change the enthusiasm and passion for its faculty and students’ medical research.

Animal health research offers valuable opportunities to KCU students

Feb 5, 2020

KCU offers research opportunities in animal health.

BioNexus KC: KCU Professor’s Research Focuses on Aging and Cancer for Boomer Generation

Dec 18, 2019

By 2030 the baby boomer generation will all be of retirement age, expanding the size of the older population to one of every five people in our country. Dr. Ehab Sarsour, has accepted the challenge of this staggering demographic change. His research focuses on the role of aging on cancer behavior, progression and its response to therapy.

KCU graduate wins award for work in medical informatics

Dec 16, 2019
Not all research scientists conduct their work wearing white coats in labs testing cells in a petri dish. A new wave of research is being conducted via...

Bench to Clinic: First Year Med Student Gaining Additional Doctorate Degree Impacts Breast Cancer Research

Oct 30, 2019

What does a scientist do when he has a heart for treating cancer patients, but wants to conduct research that could cure them? For Andrew Sulaiman, PhD, the answer is simple. Do both.

Professor Embarks On New Degree, Presents KCU Research At Johns Hopkins University

Aug 29, 2019
As new students embark on their graduate degree programs at Kansas City University, assistant professor Ryan Sheehy, PhD, also takes on new-student status...

KCU Research Symposium is "A Day of Discovery"

Mar 28, 2019
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences celebrated science with its annual Research Symposium, held March 20 at both the Kansas City and KCU-Joplin...

Student Researcher Will Present At National Conference

Nov 15, 2018
Roy Muriu has a sense of urgency to understand Alzheimer’s disease. “My grandmother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” Muriu...

Q&A: Student Researcher Reacts to Work Being Published

Oct 24, 2018
Dami Lee, a fourth-year medical student at KCU, took part in a cadaveric anatomical research project specifically regarding breast reconstruction along with...