KCU News

First class to complete MKEAP begins residency at local hospitals

By Felicia Vaught Jul 15, 2024

Twelve Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) alumni made history at the Kansas City University Farber-McIntire Campus in Joplin when they became doctors of osteopathic medicine following a commencement ceremony on May 5, 2024. 

Kansas City University welcomes accomplished alumnus as board chairman

By Jennifer Lindholm Jul 12, 2024

Kansas City University ushers in a new era of leadership with the appointment of Robert S. Juhasz, DO, MACOI, FACP, as chairman of its Board of Trustees.

Healing hands and helping heart: 1969 alumnus reflects on KCU’s impact

Jun 28, 2024

“I’ve always considered my patients as friends and loved them,” said Dale Reinker, DO, FAAOS, FACOFP (COM 1969), about his 42-year career. “The fact that people who knew me from high school entrusted me with their health care was gratifying.”

Weathering the storm: KCU students clean up Joplin storm damage

By Haley Reardon Jun 27, 2024

At KCU, empathy means caring for our students, our colleagues and our communities. Many times, that happens outside the walls of the classroom. One student organization is using their hands to heal and help others long before they earn their credentials as doctors and dentists.

Diabetes can increase the risk of oral health issues

By KSNF Jun 26, 2024

Diabetes affects an estimated 38 million people. Those with diabetes are at higher risk for related complications including a number of oral health concerns. 

American Student Dental Association spotlights KCU dental student

Jun 26, 2024

Second-year dental student Alexon Tiem helped lead efforts to establish a brand-new chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at KCU College of Dental Medicine.

NFL opens opportunities for female medical students in sports medicine

By Jennifer Lindholm Jun 26, 2024

Picture walking the sidelines of your favorite NFL team, not merely as a fan but as a member of the team. Jessica Nelson, a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan, and fourth-year medical student at KCU, is living proof that dedication and passion can pave the way for incredible opportunities. 

KCU honors graduate with unique commencement ceremony

By Haley Reardon Jun 26, 2024

At KCU our mission, improving the well-being of the communities we serve, defines everything we do. Taking care of our communities begins with taking care of our students. For D’Angeleau Newsome, that meant taking unique steps to make his commencement experience special.

KCU’s Dr. Rex Archer receives prestigious F. Douglas Scutchfield Leadership Award

Jun 25, 2024

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) honored Rex Archer, MD, MPH, Kansas City University (KCU) professor and director of population and public health, with their esteemed F. Douglas Scutchfield Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions toward strengthening public health infrastructure and improving the governmental public health system.

From Haiti to Kansas City: Twin sisters pursue medical dreams at KCU

By Mary King Jun 12, 2024

Twin sisters Biwy D. Cadet and Biwy E. Cadet, both attending Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, share an incredible journey that started in Haiti and took them to new heights in the United States. Their story is one of resilience, determination and the power of education.

Carbon monoxide dangers

Jun 12, 2024

Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause flu-like symptoms such as headache, dizziness and nausea. KCU's Dr. Gautam Desai speaks on how you can stay safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide.