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Inside KCU - October 2022

Oct 26, 2022

As we enter fall, both of our campuses are busy with wide-ranging and far-reaching activities. Score 1 for Health offers an opportunity for our student doctors to practice their clinical skills by providing health screenings for children in grades K-5. 

AACOM announces 2022 Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship recipients

Oct 24, 2022

Kansas City University COM 2026 student, Alexis Marquez, will receive the 2022 Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship. 

KCU president and CEO receives lifetime achievement award

By Elizabeth Alex Oct 21, 2022

Kansas City University (KCU) President and CEO, Marc B. Hahn, DO, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual alumni retreat for notable and sustained accomplishments in health policy, as well as demonstrable commitment to service to others in his public and personal life.

KCU-COM student and member of KC Chiefs Rumble shares his story

Oct 19, 2022

D'Angeleau Newsome, KCU-COM student and OMM Fellow, talks about his experience as a member of the Chiefs Rumble.

Kansas City University names Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH Kansas City campus dean - College of Osteopathic Medicine

Oct 18, 2022

Kansas City University (KCU) welcomed Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH as Kansas City campus dean - College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). 

Family legacy continues at KCU

By Kris Nichols Oct 14, 2022

In 1952 Norbert Conrad graduated from the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. Fast forward 70 years, his alma mater, now known as Kansas City University (KCU), has a very different learning environment, yet the same values remain.

Trio of new leaders join COM

Oct 13, 2022

KCU welcomed three new leaders recently.

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 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct 9, 2022

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, KCU is honored to recognize the contributions and influence that Hispanic Americans have made to American society. Join us this week as KCU students share how their heritage has influenced their call to medicine and what it means to advocate for the Latinx community.

KCU alumna shares her story as a breast cancer survivor

By WDAF Oct 7, 2022

October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kansas City University alumna, Dr. Deepa Halaharvi, is a breast cancer survivor and a breast cancer surgeon. She shares her unique story and a message of hope.

Anxiety screenings for adults

By WDAF Oct 7, 2022

There are new recommendations that all adults up to the age of 65 be screened for anxiety. Dr. Sarah Getch, psychologist and program director for KCU’s Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program explains why.

How should you prepare for flu season?

By WDAF Oct 7, 2022

This flu season may be more severe than the past several years. How should you prepare? Dr. Gautam Desai, Professor and Chair of Primary Care at KCU has some thoughts.